The Best Beaches in Illinois

Richard Remington at Chicago
It's On the River, Port Byron, IllinoisIt's On the RiverPort Byron, IllinoisGreat food and sunsetsNorth Avenue Beach, Chicago, IllinoisNorth Avenue BeachChicago, IllinoisGreat view of Chicago from this #beach #architecture #goldenhourMontrose Beach, Chicago, IllinoisMontrose BeachChicago, IllinoisTiming is everything. If I tried to take this shot a million times I would never be able to duplicate the position of the sun in her tires. She was...Chicago, IllinoisChicagoIllinoisA beautiful lady enjoying the beach on the lakefront on a cold and windy day.Sunset Marina, Rock Island, IllinoisSunset MarinaRock Island, Illinoishe lives on the beach at sunset marina on the Mississippi river......."#beach"Chicago, Chicago, IllinoisChicagoChicago, IllinoisThe view of the beach along Lake Michigan. Taken from the 95th floor of the John Hancock building.Montrose Beach, Chicago, IllinoisMontrose BeachChicago, IllinoisThe find of the day was a group of 6 red knots in beautiful breeding plumage. What on Earth they were doing at Montrose was impossible to figure...Naperville, IllinoisNapervilleIllinoisThe DuPage River is at the heart of the “crown jewel” of this southwest suburb of Chicago, Naperville’s Riverwalk. The 1.75 miles of tree-line...John Hancock Center, Chicago, IllinoisJohn Hancock CenterChicago, IllinoisOnly Chicago's "third" highest skyscraper, the John Hancock Center is able to show you a completely different view than from the Willis Tower....Carlyle Lake, Carlyle, IllinoisCarlyle LakeCarlyle, IllinoisAnother beautiful sunset...Chicago, IllinoisChicagoIllinoisA nice little patch of flowers at Montrose Beach on the lakefront holds beautiful monarchs if you get there at the right time of the year. Getting...Montrose Beach, Chicago, IllinoisMontrose BeachChicago, IllinoisA dunlin and a least sandpiper feed in a small puddle created by rainwater. These small temporary pools attract many migrating shorebirds. These...Montrose Beach, Chicago, IllinoisMontrose BeachChicago, IllinoisA group of 6 red knots that took my breath away. These birds were lifers for me and I spent a good 2 hours following them around on the beach while...daaa beach, Chicago, Illinoisdaaa beachChicago, IllinoisEvanstonMontrose Beach, Chicago, IllinoisMontrose BeachChicago, IllinoisA handsome dunlin in breeding plumage. These birds are only present when migrating through the area.Montrose Beach, Chicago, IllinoisMontrose BeachChicago, IllinoisThis is just north of Downtown Chicago at one of my favorite spots to look at the city. Montrose has the beach itself, a nature preserve, a quirky...North Avenue Beach, Chicago, IllinoisNorth Avenue BeachChicago, IllinoisView from the lake front bike trail.Leone Beach Park, Chicago, IllinoisLeone Beach ParkChicago, IllinoisBeautiful beach and park on the shores of Lake Michigan.Chicago, IllinoisChicagoIllinoisA migrating Bairds Sandpiper at Montrose Beach in Chicago. These birds are always difficult to identify because they all look the same.Montrose Beach, Chicago, IllinoisMontrose BeachChicago, IllinoisA group of sentinels watching for a peregrine falcon while one of them looks for food. These birds are always looking up as if they expect to be...
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