Margaret T Burroughs Beach

Beach in Hyde Park & South Side

Named for Margaret T Burroughs, the prominent artist, poet, historian and founder of the DuSable Museum, this beach is better known by its original name: 31st Street Beach. Whatever you call it, it's a fab strand with lots of families, great skyline views, a boat harbor, fishing dock and waterside cafe. It's one of the city's most underrated, amenity-laden beaches.