Life's a Beach: Guide to Lake County Beaches 2024

By: Stephanie Wylie 05/17/2024

Summer is just around the corner! Lake County boasts over 200 lakes and extensive Lake Michigan shoreline, offering a variety of beach experiences. Seeking adventure on Lake Michigan? Visit Illinois Beach State Park in Zion. Prefer a more relaxed setting for the kids? Head to , Lake Zurich's Paulus Park or Phil's Beach in Wauconda featuring lifeguards and a water playground.

For daily updates on the status of inland and Lake Michigan beaches, check the Lake County Beach Advisory page HERE. Gather your towels, grab your water toys, apply some sunscreen, and find the perfect spot on the sand to unwind. Here's your ultimate guide to Lake County beaches.

COMING SOON: Lakefront Park in Fox Lake

 71 Nippersink Blvd., Fox Lake.

Turtle Beach Marina in Antioch

42273 N. Woodbine Ave., Antioch. 

Illinois State Beach in Zion

Park Office-Lakefront, Zion..

Paulus Park Beach & Sprayground in Lake Zurich

200 S. Rand Rd., Lake Zurich.

Spring Lake Beach in Lincolnshire

49 Oxford Dr., Lincolnshire.

Lake Minear Beach in Libertyville

600 W. Oak Spring Rd., Libertyville.

Diamond Lake Beach in Mundelein

1016 Diamond Lake Rd., Mundelein.

Fish Lake Beach in Volo

32223 N. US Highway 12, Volo.

Waukegan Municipal Beach

201 Sea Horse Dr., Waukegan.

Rosewood Beach in Highland Park

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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