Kathy Osterman 'Hollywood' Beach

We are located just South of the Kathy Osterman Beach House between Bryn Mawr and Hollywood Avenue in Edgewater. 



Biking is a great way to get to our beach. There are bike racks and a Divvy station near us for you to lock up your bike while you paddle.

Public Transportation

Red Line to Bryn Mawr, then Walk 10 minutes east to the beach. OR

147 Bus to Sheridan & Ardmore, then Walk 5 minutes to the beach

Driving & Parking

Take Lake Shore Drive North to Foster. Exit at Foster and park at the Foster beach house. Walk 10 minutes north to Kathy Osterman Beach. Otherwise, exit at Bryn Mawr and street or neighborhood park on or near Bryn Mawr. Walk 10 minutes east on Bryn Mawr to the beach.  You may also look for local parking using Spot Hero and Park Wiz apps. 

5800 N Lakeshore Drive
Chicago, IL 60626
(312) 970-0861


Rentals, classes & Private groups

We are open at Kathy Osterman Beach (see map) beginning May 28th, 2016 for rentals, classes, and private groups. Check our schedule below to sign up for a class or contact us to book a private group event. Rentals are on a first come first serve basis.

Walk up Rental Hours:

We are officially closed for the 2017 season. We will be open for rentals only Saturday & Sunday, September 23-24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (last renters on the water at 3 p.m.). 

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