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Dog Friendly Beaches in Chicago, IL

There are 3 dog-friendly beaches in Chicago. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Chicago.

Pet Friendly Montrose Dog Beach
Montrose Dog Beach The Montrose Dog Beach is Chicago's first legal off-leash beach. Located on the Northwest corner of Montrose Beach, this area is fenced and offers free dog waste bags and a dog-wash area. Montrose Dog Beach is open during all regular Chicago Park District hours, but morning hours are the most popular. DFA tags are required for all dogs. See Details
Pet Friendly Belmont Harbor Dog Friendly Area
Belmont Harbor Dog Friendly Area Belmont Harbor Dog Friendly Area is a small fenced beach for dogs in Chicago, IL. You can bring Fido with you to enjoy the sand and have a paddle. This pet-friendly area is popular among visitors to the area who want to enjoy a beach with their dog. See Details
Kosciuszko Dog Park Take Fido to run, play and make new friends at Kosciuszko Dog Park. This off-leash park is located inside Kosciuszko (Thadeuz) Park in Chicago, IL. The fenced area includes mature trees for shade and benches for the comfort of two-legged visitors. Please note that there is no grass in the dog park. See Details
Gillson Dog Beach Gillson Dog Beach is located at the south end of Gillson Park in Wilmette, IL. A permit is required that can be purchased at the administration office or community recreation center. Please visit their website to view the current schedule and full list of requirements. See Details