North Ave Beach


Kayak Chicago is located at the south end of North Avenue beach in front of the volleyball nets just south of Castaways. We are open for classes, tours and rentals at this location 7 days/week 10am – 7pm.

At this location: Kayak rentals & Kayak tours

GPS coordinates: 41.913133, -87.623109

Getting here: If you are signed up for a tour or class, arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the event. Plan ahead for traffic as this is a very busy beach and parking is limited.

There is a pay lot with limited parking, arrive early to secure a spot. We recommend riding your bike as the easiest option.

What to Bring: Bring fluids and snacks if you plan on being out for an extended period of time. A camera is great to bring when you are out on the water, we recommend having it in a waterproof bag. We highly recommend staying hydrated, bring ample water.

Storage: We have storage cubbies at each of our locations, in case you want to leave something behind, or don’t want it to get wet. Anything you bring on the water has the potential to get wet. We have zip lock baggies available, but keep in mind, they are water resistant, not waterproof.