Life's a Beach: Guide to Lake County Beaches 2023

By: Jonathan Jones 06/09/2023

Summertime is on the horizon! Lake County is lucky to be the home of over 200 lakes and miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, and that means that we have all kinds of beaches!  Looking for an adventure on Lake Michigan? Try Illinois Beach State Park in Zion. Are you searching for a little bit more of a relaxed experience for the little guppies? Lake Zurich's Paulus Park beach has lifeguards and a water playground! 

 

Kellogg Creek is one of several waterways that flow through the park. They deliver much-needed runoff to the marshlands and lake. #lakemichigan #sunset #illinoisbeachstatepark #enjoyillinois #visitlakecounty #river #beach #summer #gobiking #bikeride #instagood #iphoneonly #camplogan

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Check the Lake County Beach Advisory page HERE  for daily updates on inland and Lake Michigan beaches. Grab your towels, pull out your aqua toys, apply the sunscreen, find a good spot in the sand, kick back and relax, because life's a beach sometimes. Here is your guide to Lake County beaches.

Turtle Beach Marina in Antioch

 

Enjoying the good life at the Tiki bar #goodlife?

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42273 N. Woodbine Ave., Antioch. 

Illinois State Beach in Zion

 

Sunrise or Sunset ❓This one is easy. (((That’s Lake Michigan))) ?

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Park Office-Lakefront, Zion..

Paulus Park Beach & Sprayground in Lake Zurich

 

 

 

 

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200 S. Rand Rd., Lake Zurich.

Spring Lake Beach in Lincolnshire

 

 

 

 

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49 Oxford Dr., Lincolnshire.

Lake Minear Beach in Libertyville

 

 

 

 

 

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600 W. Oak Spring Rd., Libertyville.

Diamond Lake Beach in Mundelein

 

Sparkling waters and SUP-tastic fun our SUP and sculpt class is at 5:30 on Monday night a great way to get a cardio workout #diamondlake #sup #chicagosummer #supitup #standuppaddleboard

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1016 Diamond Lake Rd., Mundelein.

Fish Lake Beach in Volo

 
 

 

 

 

 

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Good times & tan lines. ?

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32223 N. US Highway 12, Volo.

Waukegan Municipal Beach

 

 

 

 

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201 Sea Horse Dr., Waukegan.

Rosewood Beach in Highland Park

 

“Setting” up an amazing summer at Rosewood Beach! Days filled with beach volleyball, swimming, sand castle building contests and nights filled with outdoor movies, sunset yoga, and strolls on the boardwalk. 4 Days Until Rosewood Beach opens for swimming and summer fun! ⛱☀️

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883 Sheridan Rd., Highland Park

Jones Island Beach in Grayslake

Jones Island Park, 243 Harvey Ave., Grayslake
 

Phil’s Beach in Wauconda

600 N. Main Street, Wauconda
 

Meyer’s Beach in Lindenhurst

325 Highpoint Dr., Lindenhurst

To learn more about Lake County beaches, continue here.

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