Directions | Gillson Beach in Wilmette
ALLOW EXTRA TIME
Please remember to allow plenty of extra time for parking and walking to the shoot location. Please familiarize yourself with the Google map link below prior to the shoot, especially if you are unfamiliar with Gillson Beach.
GILLSON BEACH ENTRANCE
When entering Gillson Beach from Sheridan Road, please choose the south most entrance near the harbor. The below map indicates the entrance with a large pink thumbtack. If you enter near the swim beach entrance at the north end of the beach, you will have a long walk to get to our meeting area (yellow area) indicated on the map.
There are a few parking options at Gillson Beach. The newly completed parking area at the north end of the park near the swim beach has been completed. The costs are as follows, Monday-Friday (excluding holidays) $13. Weekends, $17 for Wilmette residents and $22 for non-residents. Please we aware that the paid parking area is about a 5 to 10 minute walk to the location where we will be shooting. There are other areas outlined below that are a bit closer to the shoot location, but because they are free parking areas, those spots do fill quickly.
PARKING FOR NON-WILMETTE RESIDENTS
Make sure to watch the parking signage when choosing a parking spot. There are designated areas for Wilmette residents with beach stickers and other areas for non-Wilmette residents. Wilmette police do ticket daily. The below map shows the streets that are for non-resident parking (green), but double check the signs just in case things have changed.
PARKING FOR WILMETTE RESIDENTS (WITH A CURRENT BEACH PASS)
Wilmette residents with a beach pass can park in any designated parking area. Please double check signage just in case. The map indicates in orange the areas that are for Wilmette residents with parking stickers.
Please meet us at the south end of the beach, just north of the dog park and harbor. We will be around the area where the Wilmette Resident Parking begins along the lakefront. Look for a picnic table that is fairly close to the sidewalk. Our shoot location is detailed below in the Google map as the yellow colored patch with our logo. Please take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with our location, especially if you are unfamiliar with Gillson Beach.
GOOGLE MAP FOR DETAILS
Click here for a Google map of the shoot location and additional details. Use this link if you are trying to view directions on your phone. It should open the Google Maps application on your phone. You can also use the Google map below. The yellow area below is the meeting location.
Call us at 847-729-4466 or see email for Nicole's cell number if you need to contact her for any reason the night before or day of the photo session.