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Achziv National Park

Are you ready for some fun in the sun? Achziv National Park is a popular attraction due to its stunning outdoor activities. Nestled on the Mediterranean coast just 15km north of Acre, Achziv National Park is the ideal location to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Most visitors come to Achziv National Park for the warm, gorgeous beaches, which are much less crowded than the famous beaches of Tel Aviv.

There are plenty of activities for the whole family on the beach; including places to rest when you’ve had enough of the sand and surf. Bordering the sandy beaches are towering rocky cliffs; quiet sea pools; and tranquil lagoons just waiting for you to explore. Of course, the ancient fishing village and Crusader castle ruins will add a splash of history and culture to your day. If you want to make it an overnight adventure, there are campgrounds available to stay the night.  

Achziv National Park Has a Diverse Ecosystem

The ecosystem of Achziv National Park is both beautiful and bountiful. Looking to the skies, you will likely see seagulls and Charadriiformes circling above. On the beach you, if you are lucky, you might spot a monk seal, although it is unlikely since they are in danger of extinction in the Mediterranean. Two other animals not nearly as plentiful as they once were are the loggerhead sea turtle and the green sea turtle.

Both species use this beach to lay their eggs in the summer, but human actions have caused their numbers to decrease. However, you will likely see starfish, octopi, and the tufted ghost crab. In the deep waters off the shore, you may spot dolphins, including the bottlenose, striped, and common dolphins. You will see a variety of flora around the beach and tourist areas as well, including the Mediterranean scrub and the mastic tree. Hidden among the flora are the red fox, the great Egyptian gerbil, and Tristram’s jird. 

While visiting Achziv National Park, make sure to pop by Banana Beach and Achzivland. Banana Beach is another gorgeous beach known for its campground and crazy late-night beach parties. Achzivland, on the other hand, is a political curiosity. Established by non-conformist Israelis in the 1970s, the land was proclaimed an unofficial independent “nation.” While it is not recognized, you can still get your passport stamped and visit the attractions. Close by, you will also find the Rosh Hanikra Beach Nature Reserve and national park that have unique underwater caves, rare birdlife, and a fun cable car! No matter what you want to see in and around Achziv National Park, you will absolutely love this quiet vacation where you can disconnect from the world. 

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Hi! My name is Arik Haglili, an Israeli native who decided to dedicate his life to share my knowledge about the Holy Land to those that are interested to know more about this amazing piece of land. My career as a private tour guide started at the International School For the Studying of the Holocaust and the rest is history. 

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