Montrose Dog Beach
One of Chicago‚Äôs few dog friendly beaches is Montrose Beach. This beach, located at Lake Shore Drive and Montrose Avenue, has a special section where dogs can be unleashed into the sand. The only cost to owners is registration tags (which dogs need anyway) and a DFA license (Dog Friendly Area license), which only costs $5 a year (1 January to 31 December).
On most days, this beach is a nice quiet beach with lots of room‚ it is rare to have to hunt for a spot on the sand. There are also lots of grassy areas where families congregate to barbecue and play. Although there is lots of parking, I’ve never been there on a day when parking was easy (I finally learned how to get there via bus).
So grab your beach blanket, call your furball, and head to the beach for a day in the sand and sun.