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Best Beaches at the Sea of Galilee

The Ultimate Guide

Nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of the Galilee region, the Sea of Galilee—also known as the Kinneret—beckons with its tranquil waters and breathtaking vistas. While the region is renowned for its historical and spiritual significance, it’s also home to some of Israel’s most inviting and serene beaches. Discover a collection of the finest shores along the shores of this iconic freshwater lake.

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Ein Gev Beach: Lakeside Oasis

Ein Gev Beach is a popular gem along the Sea of Galilee’s shoreline. With its inviting, family-friendly atmosphere, the beach offers a range of water activities, from paddle boating to kayaking. The serene surroundings and well-kept facilities make it a perfect spot for a leisurely day by the water.

  • Free entry
  • There are rescue services
  • A quiet beach
  • There are toilets and showers
  • Partial accessibility for the disabled
  • Barbecues are not allowed
  • There is a kiosk, a food truck, and a floating bar.
  • Camping is not possible.

Tzemach Beach: Natural Beauty

Tzemach Beach is a hidden treasure embraced by lush greenery. This peaceful enclave offers a quieter, more natural setting for visitors seeking a more intimate experience. Take a dip in the refreshing waters, picnic on the soft grass, and savor the tranquility that defines this serene escape.

  • Free entrance
  • There are rescue services
  • quiet beach
  • There are toilets and showers (no hot water)
  • Partial accessibility for the disabled
  • Barbecues are not allowed
  • There is no kiosk.
  • Camping is not possible.

Amnun Beach: Historical Charm

Amnun Beach combines the beauty of the Sea of Galilee with historical significance. Nestled near the ancient site of Bethsaida, believed to be the Hometown of Peter and Andrew, this beach invites you to unwind while connecting with the past. Dip your toes in the clear waters while enjoying breathtaking views of the Golan Heights.

  • Free Entry by foot
  • There are rescue services
  • A quiet beach – No karaoke or loud music allowed
  • There are toilets and showers (no hot showers)
  • Full accessibility for the disabled
  • Barbecues are allowed
  • There is a kiosk.
  • There is an option for camping.

Hukok North Beach:

A quiet beach in the north of the Sea of Galilee, which was nicknamed the “green beach” due to the ban on lighting bonfires and barbecues on its premises! Furthermore, the calmness is kept due to the prohibition of introducing amplification systems and generators. Moreover, the beach has grass and playgrounds for children. You can rent chairs, sunbeds, and tents for the night. The beach is fully accessible for the disabled, including a direct access path to the water line, wheelchairs adapted for immersion in the water, and accessible changing rooms.

Bora Bora Beach:

The beach is located north of Tiberias. Around the beach are springs of natural springs, and it lies in one of the most pristine and wild areas left around the lake. The family that operates the beach puts a lot of effort into keeping it as such and designed the beach in the style of the original Bora Bora island in French Polynesia in the Pacific Ocean. The buildings on the coast are built of bamboo and straw and in its premises. The beach offers a variety of water sports activities, and sometimes beach parties are held there. Entrance to the beach is paid. Here is a link to their website!

Yardenit Baptismal Site: Spiritual Reflection

While not a traditional beach, the Yardenit Baptismal Site offers a unique spiritual experience along the Jordan River, which flows into the Sea of Galilee. It’s significant for Christian pilgrims seeking to renew their faith through baptism in these sacred waters.

Christian Galilee Tour - Yardenit Baptismal Site

Susita Beach – A Peaceful Retreat:

Susita Beach stands out as a haven of tranquility amidst the bustling world. Far from the crowds, this serene spot welcomes you with its gentle waves, soft sandy shores, and a sense of seclusion that allows you to escape the demands of daily life. It’s the perfect place to unwind, lay back, and savor the soothing sounds of the water.

Experience the Tranquility:

The beaches of the Sea of Galilee offer a diverse range of experiences, from family-friendly fun to historical exploration and spiritual reflection. Each shore presents an opportunity to bask in the region’s natural beauty while creating cherished memories with loved ones.

Whether you’re seeking relaxation, adventure, or a connection to history and spirituality, the Sea of Galilee’s shores have it all. As you dip your toes into its inviting waters and gaze upon the serene landscapes, you’ll immerse yourself in an experience that captures the essence of this iconic region. This experience embodies the soul-soothing allure of the Sea of Galilee’s best beaches.


Hi! My name is Arik, an Israeli native who dedicated his life to sharing my passion for the Holy Land with those interested in knowing more about this incredible piece of land. I’m the Chief Guide at ‘APT Private Tours in Israel’.

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