Facility Information

55 Hazel Avenue, Glencoe IL 60022
(847) 835-1185

Open from sunrise to sunset during the off-season

Preseason: May 25-27 & June 1-2: 10 AM-7 PM

Regular Season: June 7-September 2: 10 AM-7 PM


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 summer months, admission is required to visit the beach. During the off-season, visitors can enjoy Glencoe Beach from sunrise to sunset free of charge.

Season Passes & Beach Admission Beach Programs & Camps Beach Rentals

Off-Season Details

  • Beach is open to walkers, runners, and bikers from sunrise to sunset
  • The playground is open, but the Beach House is closed.
  • Lifeguards are not on duty
  • Pets are allowed on Glencoe Beach between September 15 and May 15
  • IDPH Daily Water Quality Results

Season Passes

Season passes will go on sale Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 7 AM for Glencoe residents and at 9 AM on Monday, March 11, 2024 for all others. To learn more, click on the links below.

Glencoe Residents Northbrook Residents All other residents
Daily Admission $12 per person $24 per person $24 per person
Season Pass $36 per person $36 per person $72 per person
Senior Season Pass Free $36 per person $72 per person
Guest Pass $50 for 10 visits $50 for 10 visits $100 for 10 visits

Only season passholders and their guests may visit on weekends (Saturday-Sunday), holidays (Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day), and before 12 PM on weekdays (Monday-Friday). Daily admission may be purchased after 12 PM on weekdays at the beach. Admission is $12 per person for Glencoe residents and $24 per person for all others; children under age 2 are free. 

Visit the Adda and Paul Safran Beach House to access bathrooms, medical assistance, vending machines, and rental information. The beach house is closed during the fall, winter, and spring months.

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.

Lifeguards are on duty when the beach is open. 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.

Volleyball courts and complimentary volleyball rentals are available.

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

Parking at the beach is free. No permits or passes are required to park in the beach lot.

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.

Learn More

At this time, we are not accepting outside groups to visit the beach during the summer season.