Glencoe Beach

Glencoe Beach

GLENCOE BEACH opens Memorial Day weekend

Glencoe Beach is now closed for the season, so there is no access to the Beach House and lifeguards are not on duty.  During beach season, Glencoe Beach is ideal for group and family outings, work picnics, or summer camp groups! Lifeguards are on duty daily during operational hours between Memorial Day and Labor Day. During the off-season, visitors can enjoy Glencoe Beach from sunrise to sunset without a season pass. Glencoe Beach is open for walking, jogging, and biking as long as park users comply with social distancing requirements. Dogs are allowed on the beach until May 15. 

Reminder: If the water is not protected by lifeguards, enter at your own risk. The minimum age to enter the beach area alone is 12 years of age. To enter the water, while unguarded, patrons must be at least 16 years of age, per the Illinois Department of Public Health. Persons under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or other responsible person at least 16 years of age while entering the water. Swimming alone is not recommended.

Season Passes

Season passes will go on sale at 9 AM on Tuesday, March 16 for Glencoe residents. Non-resident pass sales start Tuesday, March 30 at 9 AM. For every season pass purchased between March 16 and May 1, you will receive a complimentary 1-day guest pass to use during the 2021 season. Entry to Glencoe Beach will be restricted to pass holders only on weekday mornings (10 AM-12 PM), weekends (Saturday-Sunday), and holidays (Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day). Pass holders also get discounted rates on guest passes and beach rentals, including kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, sailboats, and sun shelters. Pass holders do not need to make an advance reservation to visit Glencoe Beach during the season. Pass holders also get access to four special event nights, designed exclusively for pass holders. The Glencoe Park District and Northbrook Park District will not be offering reciprocal resident discounts for the 2021 season. 

  • Glencoe residents (Ages 2-64):  $35 per person. Glencoe seniors 65 + are FREE but should register in person at the Takiff Center for a season pass to prove residency. Children under age 2 are free. 
  • Non-residents (All Ages):  $70 per person. Children under age 2 are free. 
  • Season pass holders can purchase a 10-visit guest pass. 
Buy a Season Pass  Frequently Asked Questions

Guest passes

Guest passes are available for purchase by season pass holders only. Season pass holders must be present along with guest upon entry. 

  • Glencoe Residents: $50 for 10 visit pass
  • Non-residents: $100 for 10 visit pass
Buy a Guest Pass Frequently Asked Questions

Daily Admission

Limited daily passes will be sold and advance reservations will be required. Daily admission will not be permitted on weekday mornings before 12 PM, weekends (Saturday-Sunday) or holidays (Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day). Children under age 2 are free. 

  • Glencoe Residents (Over Age 2):   $10 per visit (plus processing fee)
  • Non-residents (Over Age 2): $20 per visit (plus processing fee)
Frequently Asked Questions

Glencoe Beach Features

Beach House

Beach House

Visit the beach house to access locker rooms, medical assistance, vending machines, and rental information. 

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Sprayground

Sprayground

The Paul and Ada Safran Sprayground features interactive water play pieces, slides, swings, and playground fun. The water features are only available during regular beach operating hours.

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Beach Rentals

Beach Rentals

Kayaks, sailboats, and standup paddle boards are available to rent during the beach season. Sand chairs and beach umbrellas are also available. Season pass holders get a discount on rentals.

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Sand Volleyball

Sand Volleyball

Volleyball courts and complimentary volleyball rentals are available.

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Lifeguards on Duty

Lifeguards on Duty

Lifeguards are on duty when the beach is open.

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Sun Shelters

Sun Shelters

Sun shelters are available for group rentals. Private picnics and parties are popular events in our shaded structures! Season pass holders get a discount on sun shelter rentals.

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Beach Cart

Beach Cart

A complimentary beach cart is available during normal operating hours for patrons needing assistance to access the beach. 

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Scenic Pier

Scenic Pier

Visit our scenic pier for a view of the lakefront!

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Events & Classes

Events & Classes

Throughout the season, we offer community events like our popular Beach Campout and Campfire Night, as well as family sailing classes, paddleboard yoga, youth sailing camps, and beach fitness classes.  Season pass holders also get access to four exclusive Family Nights.

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Lakefront Advisory Group

The Glencoe Beach and Lakefront Advisory Group presented its Mission and Vision Statement (PDF) for the Glencoe Beach and Lakefront Park to the Board of Park Commissioners on December 18, 2012.