With the weather heating up as summer approaches, we all need to find ways to cool down without breaking the bank. Luckily the beach is free! We found five beaches located in Rogers Park and Edgewater that would be a great way to spend any summer day.
Located at W Foster Ave, Foster Beach is a popular choice for many outdoor activities. The beach has many options for activities, including a basketball court, soccer field, bike rental, and a volleyball net. If you’re looking for more than just a lake to swim in, Foster beach is an excellent choice for some extra fun in the sun.
Tobey Prinz Beach
Tobey Prinz beach, located at 1045 W. Pratt, is a family-friendly beach with lots of green space for outdoor activities. This beach is a good option for activities like volleyball, barbecuing, or playing catch with your dog. There are also many hidden spots where you can relax, read a book, and have some alone time. Further down the North trail, you’ll find a playground and a small pop-up that sells cheap snacks.
Kathy Osterman Beach
If you tend to love a crowd, this is your spot! Visit Kathy Osterman Beach at, Hollywood and the lake, to enjoy one of the largest beaches in Edge water. This beach is known for water sports like kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboarding. It’s also known to be LGBTQ+ friendly and have clean soft sand and grass. It’s even a great beach to have a picnic – its enormous trees and many seating options make it both comfortable and convenient!
While Berger Park is not considered a beach, it does have a stunning view of the lake and it can be one of the best places to catch the sunset. Berger Park, located at 6205 N. Sheridan Rd., is a great option you’re not looking to swim but want to enjoy the scenery of the lake and maybe have a bite to eat. Berger Park is also home to a charming restaurant named “The Waterfront Cafe” where you can have seafood and enjoy the view.
Rogers Beach Park
Rogers Beach, located at 7705 N. Eastlake Terrace, is not your typical sandy beach. The water meets a rocky shore that can be painful to walk on with bare feet – but with a pair of shoes, you can appreciate the stunning view of the lake in the northernmost part of Chicago.