kathy osterman beach

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


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

Via Red Line: take the Red Line to Bryn Mawr, then walk 10 minutes east to the beach.

Via 147 Bus: take 147 bus to Sheridan & Ardmore, then walk 5 minutes east to the beach.

Driving & Parking

Parking is a challenge along the lakefront in the summer! 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.


Mondays : Closed for walk up rentals

Tuesdays: Closed for walk up rentals

Wednesdays: Closed for walk up rentals

Thursdays: Closed for walk up rentals

Fridays: Closed for walk up rentals

Saturdays: Open for rentals 9/15 9 AM to 4 PM (last rentals start at 3 PM)

Sundays: Open for rentals 9/16 9 AM to 4 PM (last rentals start at 3 PM)

Please note: Our operation may close if adverse weather conditions exist. You are welcome to call before you come out to confirm we are open for rentals. We do our best to communicate weather closures on our social media channels.