Top 10 Beaches to Visit in Israel
The amazing food, vibrant culture, as well as fascinating historical and biblical sites are what make tourists flock to the Holy Land during the summer months. But did you know that Israel can also be a great vacation destination for relaxing and soaking up sun? Since Israel is blessed with three seas, travelers will have the opportunity to enjoy many beaches, each with its own unique character. Our team at America Israel Tours has compiled a list of the top beaches just in case you are looking for a rejuvenating beach day!
The beach in Caesarea (also known as Aqueduct Beach) is located 50km north of Tel Aviv, north of the ruins of ancient Roman aqueducts built 1000 years ago by King Herod. The beach has shower facilities; however, it does not have bathrooms. It is also monitored by lifeguards who will not allow you to wonder off too far into the waters. Make sure you choose a day when the wind is calm, since the waves can sometimes get a bit rough. The beauty of the place, the extremely blue waters, and the Roman ruins in the background makes it the ideal spot for a beach selfie! Photo by: Kat Sniffen
The restaurants, street vendors, and the many beach chairs aligned along the coast make Mezizim a favorite beach for the locals in Tel Aviv, especially the northern half of the beach, which is considered the family friendly area of the beach. During the summer you will find 24 hour restaurants, movie screenings at the beach, and a great safe atmosphere to relax and enjoy a nice tan. Photo by: Yaniv Yaakubovich
The Hilton Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Tel Aviv, especially for dog lovers, kayakers and surfers. In fact, many surfers in the area call it “mini-California”. You will find many tourists from the nearby hotels and you will get to interact with the locals while enjoying a day of swimming and tanning. Photo by: Jeff Myers
Gordon and Frishman Beach
This beach is located in front of the Sheraton Hotel and offers plenty of showers, restaurants, and umbrellas. Walk through the Tel Aviv Promenade, enjoy the beautiful views and bustling entertainment, then take off those sandals and enjoy a day at the beach. You will find bicycle rentals, playground activities for children, fitness events and even free library stalls- yes books! Enjoy the spotlessly clean white sands while regenerating your energy for the next day of touring. Photo by: Sputher Kross
Jerusalem (Geula) Beach
The newly renovated promenade next to the Jerusalem beach offers a great location for walking and running. Order an iced coffee at one of the small shops in the area and head over for a day of fun under the sun! Photo by: Julien Minichini
Dolphinarium (Drummer’s Beach)
The Dolphinarium also known as Drummer’s Beach is located near what use to be a dolphin tank. You will find a surfing club and many water sport activities. It’s definitely a great place to relax and enjoy drummers banging out a rhythm that attracts a diverse crowd of locals and tourist along the area. The atmosphere is positively electric and if you’re up for dancing and clapping to the beat, you’ll have a lot of fun! You will also witness such a beautiful sunset from Drummer’s Beach that you will not want the day to end. Photo by: Surfing The Nations
Rent a sunbed and an umbrella at Banana Beach. Equipped with showers and bathrooms, you’ll appreciate a full wait service, snacks such as watermelon and cheese, cold beverages and great food. In the evening it turns into a beautiful sunset atmosphere. You will love the chill vibe and the white sands at Banana Beach. Photo by: Rachel Macik
A beautiful white sand beach with easy access for handicapped people and convenient parking. If you wish to swim, this is one of the best beaches in Herzlia for swimming. Enjoy the restaurants in the area and interact with the locals at the promenade. The beach offers bathrooms and showers and is generally a clean beach to enjoy with the family. Photo by: RonAlmog
Coral Reef Beach, Eilat
Are you hoping to snorkel and play with the dolphins? For those visiting Eilat, the crystal clear waters of Coral Reef Beach are an impressive sight that should not be missed! Experience the ultimate beauty of the Mediterranean Sea while enjoying the modern facilities equipped with chairs, lockers, picnic tables, showers, bathrooms and great restaurants. You will be impressed by the variety of corals and fish, water sports and dolphins. This beach is great for the whole family as well as divers, swimmers, snorkelers and nature lovers.
Mineral Beach, Dead Sea
Scoop up some mud, rub it over your body, and let it dry- your skin will feel amazing! You must also take that iconic photo of yourself floating over the Dead Sea waters while reading a newspaper. The unusually high concentration of salt means you can easily float due to the natural buoyancy, so you can be creative and post some great photos on Facebook or enjoy the health benefits in the minerals of this salt sea. Make sure not to submerge your head under the water, it will sting your eyes!