Located at the southern end of beautiful and historic Jackson Park, 64th St Beach is popular among Hyde Park residents. In addition to amenities like a historic beach house that dates back to 1919, showers and concessions, this family-friendly beach also features a spray pool play area and a playground. Best of all: this is one of the few places in the city where you can still find shells and beach glass.
South Shore Beach is part of the South Shore Cultural Center, a historic landmark featuring a solarium, formal dining hall, and nine-hole golf course. The adjacent nature sanctuary features sand dunes, prairie landscape, a small wetland, and a butterfly garden, and the beach itself features a circular beach house with concessions, restrooms, and showers.