Montrose Beach

This popular dog-friendly beach draws patrons for its numerous activities including kayaking and volleyball rentals, non-motorized boat launch, and distance swimming at Tower 4. After working up an appetite, visit one of the many food concessions to sate your hunger. Take some time to look around – a natural dune habitat shows thriving endangered plant life, and attracts many migratory birds during the fall and spring.

“We love Montrose Beach in the summer! They’ve got a little restaurant/bar where live music is held right on the beach. It’s also spitting distance from the dog beach if you want to see a million dogs have the ACTUAL times of their lives.” – Late Nite Laundry

Recommended in the Chicago edition of the Waterloo Sparkling Sessions, presented by Waterloo Sparkling Water.