According to the TripAdvisor ratings, Jarvis Beach ranks just behind number 11-rated Panama City Beach in Florida and above popular beach destinations, such as Kailua Beach Park in Hawaii and Fort Meyers Beach in Florida.
To view TripAdvisor’s list of the top 25 beaches, click here.
Mike reported this exciting news today on RogersPark.com. I’ve reprinted it below with a few minor corrections:
Our very own Jarvis Beach (recently renamed Marion Mahoney Griffin Beach) had made the cut – ranked #12 of the Top 25 Beaches in the US.
In a list heavy with selections from sunnier states like Florida, California and, of course, Hawaii, Rogers Park has stunned the sun-bathing community by appearing in this prestigious list.
“Its sort of like the Loyola Ramblers,” said frequent beachcomber Donald Rathbone. “We are the sleeper beach that just surprises everyone.”
Frequented by dogs, dog owners, and yoga devotees, Jarvis Beach has developed a reputation as simply an excellent place to catch a sunrise in the morning and catch something else if hanging out there with like-minded neighbors late night.
“My favorite summer activity is crashing other people’s barbecues,” said Breaker’s resident, Alejandro Silverstein. “In fact, there is a whole group of us who do it. We work the crowd at family reunions, smiling, claiming we are someone’s cousin, and before we know it, people are offering us beers and slabs of ribs.
Heck. At a Chabad Rogers Park summer picnic lead by Rabbi Yoel Wolf last August, I nearly OD’d on his wife Rivky’s matzah ball soup!”
In 2014, Alderman Moore announced his support for a proposal to rename Jarvis Beach to Marion Mahoney Griffin Beach, in honor of Marion Mahoney Griffin Beach from the renowned Beach family, who lived for many years on Estes. Marion’s only male offspring, Ezekiel Beach, was unavailable for comment, which didn’t surprise area residents, who claim that Ezekiel is “a son of a Beach.”
First, the Loyola Ramblers stunned the sports world with their amazing NCAA basketball tournament run. Now Jarvis Beach has stunned the sun-bathing community with its number-12 ranking.
I’m sure I speak for all Rogers Park residents in offering my heartiest congratulations to Jarvis Beach on capturing this prestigious title!