10 of the best beaches in Israel

Israel really is a romantic place; although rugged and rough around the edges in some respects, it’s also a country filled with natural beauty, rich nuggets of spectacular history, and mysteries of the Holy Land. So if you’re looking for a beach break with a little extra magic, here are 10 of the best beaches to visit in Israel.

1. Tel Aviv Grand Beach

Tel Aviv Beach is a traveller’s favourite and the perfect place to experience Israel’s winter sun. Consisting of a number of small beach spots in addition to the main Grand Beach (all located just off the city’s loud, bustling streets), this makes the perfect city/beach holiday.

Tel Aviv Grand Beach

2. Mineral Beach (Dead Sea)

It would almost be a crime not to visit the Dead Sea whilst in Israel; such an integral part of its life and soul, the Mineral Beach is one of the country’s biggest attractions. This natural marvel of a beach spot is a popular place to relax for locals and tourists alike, offering the body the most therapeutic benefits.

Mineral Beach

3. Beit Yanai Beach

Beit Yanai Beach is just a little further up the coast from Tel Avis’s Grand Beach, so it’s perfect for those staying in the Tel Aviv area. This beach was restored back in 1994 and has since become one of the country’s most well managed beach destinations. A great spot for those in search of some peace and quiet.

Beit Yanai Beach

4. Aqueduct Beach

Just 30 minutes up the coast from Tel Aviv, you’ll find a little piece of paradise in the form of Aqueduct Beach. Dotted with Roman ruins, this beach is the perfect fusion of sun, sea and history.

Acqueduct Beach

5. Coral Reef Beach

Coral Beach is a must-visit beach in Eilat, not only because it’s the best place to snorkel in the Red Sea but also because it’s one of the top beaches for families with children. It’s a well serviced beach that has something for everyone and you’ll be very impressed with the facilities.

Coral Reef Beach

6. Banana Beach

Banana Beach is the southernmost of the beaches of the Tel Aviv area and it offers something a little bit different when to comes to atmosphere. Banana Beach is the chosen beach spot for modern day hippies and bohemian travellers. It’s a lively destination with a chilled out party vibe and a great place if you’re looking to make new friends.

Banana Beach

7. Dor HaBonim Beach

If you want a taste of the Med, you simply can’t miss Dor HaBonim Beach, situated on the northern Mediterranean coastline of Israel. It’s one of the country’s best kept secrets and it’s ideal for families.

Dor HaBonim Beach

8. Dado Zamir Beach

Surfers will revel in the adventurous atmosphere of Dado Zamir. Not only are the waves ideal for surfing and the wind power perfect for kiting, but the beach is lined with super cool restaurants, bars and coffee shops. A great place to socialise and meet new people.

Dado Zamir Beach

9. Sironit Beach

Visit the city of Netanya and head to Sironit Beach to experience a melting pot between nature and technology. The city’s beach features a glass-walled futuristic looking elevator which takes you from Netanya’s Rishonim Promenade all the way down to the beach front – a beach experience like no other.

Sironit Beach

10. Metzitzim Beach

If you’re travelling with young children, Metzitzim Beach is one of the best places to go for a day by the sea. This eclectic beach location offers a wholesome vibe to welcome families and people of all ages and it’s got plenty of facilities to ensure a comfortable stay.

Metzitzim Beach

Christos Hajipapas is Head of Business Development & Strategy at Cyplon Holidays.

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Comments (4)

  1. Azaria says:


    the photos are beautiful, places also, i noticed the roman bridge is still there after more than 2000 years! Israel God’s land and few remember it.Azaria.

  2. Wow. Such great pictures. Israel is indeed an endowed country and the gems like Jerusalem, Tel Aviv only add to its beauty.

    Thank you for such informative post.

  3. Saaleh says:

    if we count 10 best beaches in the world so Metzitzim Beach is one of them. really beauty. one day i will visit there.

  4. Somnath says:

    Sun, sand, and ocean are must to have on a bucket list for a vacation. That’s what accomplishes the meaning of a holiday. When one is in the holy land of Israel, there are many such gems, and you have articulately selected the best 10 beaches. My personal favorite is the Mineral Beach.

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