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Best Beaches in Israel

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Do you want to know which are the best beaches in Israel? So Israel has four different seas, which means the vistas from the beaches and the surroundings are diverse. First, there is the Med Sea that runs along the western border of Israel (196 km of coastline). There are the shores around the Sea of Galilee (56 km of coastline). Third, are the shores along the Dead Sea and last the Red Sea Beaches. The shores of Israel excel in biotic diversity and unique natural ecosystems.



Best Mediterranean Beaches in Israel

Israel has amazing beaches along the Med Sea. Some are farther north and a few are just 40 minutes away from Tel Aviv. But what makes an excellent beach? Well, first we need a certain degree of privacy. A nice and clean beach, accompanied by pleasant sand to walk on. crystal clear waters – turquoise-colored, if at all possible; I guess in Israel shade is a must, and ideally a short distance from the waterfront. And add to this the basic necessity of nearby civilization. In other words, nature is super cool, but a kiosk that offers soft ice cold drinks, iced coffee is a plus. And if you’re looking for even more added value, try a beach that has other appealing aspects to it – adjacent antiquities, a scuba-diving site, an interesting village to explore – something to pique your interest when you want to shake off the sand for a bit.

Cacareara Aqueduct Beach

One of the coolest beaches you can find just 40 minutes away from Tel Aviv. What makes it so nice? So first you can accompany your visit to the beach a very popular national park – Cacareara National Park. A nice ending to your visit could be the Roman Aqueduct where the beach is. Keep the receipt because then you can go back to the park and have a nice lunch at one of the local restaurants.



Dor – Habonim Beach

A picturesque and beautiful beach strip, the most rugged beach strip in the country. The place is intertwined with wild landscapes and special natural values and has hiking trails. Adjacent to this reserve is the Marine Reserve, the Yam Dor Habonim Nature Reserve, and the Tel Dor National Park.



Best Beaches in Israel: Dead Sea

The best beach in the Dead Sea in my humble opinion is the shores just next to the Isrotel Dead Sea and Isrotel Ganim. These two are public beaches and it does not involve a fee to enter. The downside I guess is the facilities that are not ideal but you can use the felicities at the hotels for a fee.



Dolphin Reef Beach Eilat

Dolphin Reef is a horseshoe-shaped sea-pen where bottlenose dolphins in the Gulf of Eilat in the northern-eastern Red Sea near the city of Eilat in southern Israel swim in and out of. It is a major tourist attraction in this area. The site is home to Black Sea bottlenose dolphins that are not trained to perform and there are no dolphin shows, but they are able to interact freely with human visitors. The dolphins, known for their curiosity and friendliness, approach the observation posts and floating piers and swim alongside the people who snorkel and dive there.





Many species of fish can be found in the area. Angelfish, butterflyfish, cuttlefish, blue-spotted, and black-spotted stingrays are common. The Dolphin Reef Dive Center offers individual and group diving tours, as well as special therapy sessions for the disabled and seminars on animal and dolphin behavior.



Best Beaches in Israel: Sea of Galilee

One of the best beaches around the Sea of Galilee is Amnun Beach. The big advantage is it’s a quiet beach.

In other words, playing music is prohibited in accordance with existing signage on the beach. Also the introduction of amplification systems to the entire coastal strip area – is strictly prohibited! In addition, dogs are not allowed in the declared beach area in front of the rescue and rescue station.



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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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