The beaches of Israel beckon, especially during the months between April and October when the Mediterranean is just the right temperature for visitors and locals to swim, surf, sail, water ski and simply lie under the sun.
In Tel Aviv, the coastline extends for miles and visitors can pick pretty much any spot to place a beach towel and mingle with the locals. Gordon-Frishman Beach, located in the heart of Israel’s cosmopolitan urban city, is where sunbathers can hang with the trendy and sophisticated set, while the lively Hilton Beach is very gay-friendly.
Eilat’s Dolphin Beach, on the shores of the Red Sea, allows swimmers the opportunity to interact with the sea mammals that are not kept in captivity, but free to socialize with swimmers if they’re in the mood. Of course, a trip to Israel is not complete without a dip in Mineral Beach at the Dead Sea where a Dead Sea black mud bath is a must.
Mineral Beach has a natural pool fed by a nearby thermal spring and a freshwater wading pool for kids. The beach also offers showers, a cafeteria, a massage treatment room, and small gift shop where visitors can purchase Dead Sea products and plastic sandals before entering the water.
Achziv Beach is a strip of Israel’s coastline that extends north of Nahariya to Rosh Hanikra. Here visitors can swim, hike, fish, cycle and explore the coves and lagoons that make this location a top tourist attraction. Coral Beach in Eilat is the spot for snorkeling in Israel. This natural reserve boasts miles and miles of coral reef and is the only one of its kind in the country. The beach is very popular for both families and adventurers.