Summertime and the livin’ is easy. Right? Some Americans with fulltime jobs may not enjoy the easy living of summer months. Friday afternoons they rush to their summer getaways only to spend a few days by a lake, beach, or pool. However, the lucky travelers journeying to Israel this summer can truly experience what relaxing waterside locations Israel has to offer.
Bring your sunscreen and shades, and don’t forget to reapply! Israel is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. With the Mediterranean, Dead, and Red Sea all surrounding the Holy Land, the country has endless beach options. Below are just a few amongst several beaches to visit on your next trip to Israel.
[su_box title="Metzitzim Beach (Tel Aviv)" style="soft" box_color="#eed398" title_color="#000000" radius="6"]
Named after an Israeli 1970’s comedy film, this is a popular beach in Tel Aviv among locals and tourists. There is a small bay area which is safer for children to play. Bathrooms have recently been renovated, and a new playground was built. At night the beach becomes lively with their bar and beach parties.[/su_box]
[su_box title="Hilton Beach (Tel Aviv)" style="soft" box_color="#98e6ee" title_color="#000000" radius="6"]
Home to the Hilton Hotel, this beach is known for its wave and surf spots. There is breakwater for those wanting to float calmly and the northern part is dog friendly. The Hilton is close by for guest as well as a beach bar.[/su_box]
[su_box title="Gordon Beach (Tel Aviv)" style="soft" box_color="#c8ee98" title_color="#000000" radius="6"]
Gordon Beach has been compared to the beaches of Miami. Well-appointed beach that is a little touristy. Clean bathrooms and a nice beach bar. They even have a Ben & Jerry’s ice cream stand![/su_box]
[su_box title="Beit Yannai Beach (Mediterranean)" style="soft" box_color="#eeba98" title_color="#000000" radius="6"]
Where the river runs into the sea, this is the beach to enjoy some peace and quiet time. A nature reserve preserving its wildlife. Some historic ruins to visit, as well as restaurants, eating areas, and showers are available.[/su_box]
[su_box title="Mineral Beach (Dead Sea)" style="soft" box_color="#e4d4b2" title_color="#000000" radius="6"]
This is the place to bathe in the mud! Join the many that have jumped into the mud pit or enjoyed the natural hot pools. Towel and locker rentals are available. http://www.giltravel.com/blog/summertime-fun-on-beaches-in-israel/This beach is a must-see site in Israel.[/su_box]
Want to know more about the beaches in Israel? Take a look at what tours Gil Travel offers that include visits to the sun and the sand!
In addition to the beach scene, don't forget that Tel Aviv is foodie central as well. Refer to our Tel Aviv restaurant guide for relaxing and fulfilling day at the beach.