Best Beaches In & Around Tel Aviv

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  • 1. Gordon Beach

    Gordon Beach
    Dennis Jarvis

    Travel time from Tel Aviv: approx 0.5 hrs

    The name Tel Aviv means "hill of spring", but this modern city started out as a new neighbourhood called Ahuzat Bayit in 1910. Situated just north of the ancient port city of Jaffa, Tel Aviv soon assumed the distinction of being the main commercial hub of Israel. Moreover, it became a hotshot tourist destination too. The residents of Jerusalem make the 67 kilometre / 42 mile journey in under an… read more »

  • 2. Hilton Beach

    Hilton Beach
    © Deror avi

    Travel time from Tel Aviv: approx 0.5 hrs

    As you might have guessed Tel Aviv's Hilton Beach gets its name from the Hilton Hotel which overlooks the beach. But this isn't a private hotel beach. Far from it this is one of the most bustling, diverse beaches in Tel Aviv.

    Popular with both locals and tourists alike this central beach is a series of well-manicured sandy crescents separated by rocky breakwaters. Not only do the breakwaters help keep the… read more »

  • 3. Frishman Beach

    Frishman Beach

    Travel time from Tel Aviv: approx 0.5 hrs

    Frishman beach is one of the most central, and hence most popular, beaches in Tel Aviv. That is not to say it isn't one of the best though. A wide stretch of soft golden sand in front of the colourful facade of the Dan Hotel this is everything a city beach should be.

    Often cited as one of the best family friendly beaches in Tel Aviv, Frishman beach lives up to… read more »

  • 4. Beit Yanai

    Beit Yanai
    © yoni leibtag Pikiwiki Israel / CC BY

    Travel time from Tel Aviv: approx 1 hr

    Beit Yanai ("House of Yanai") is a small settlement and community of farmers with a population around 450. Formed in 1933 by settlers from Poland and Lithuania, this settlement is in the Sharon plain in central Israel. Known for its beach of the same name, this coast ranks among the best in Israel thanks to its long and wide stretches of white sand along the eastern shores of the Mediterranean… read more »

  • 5. Caesarea Aqueduct Beach

    Caesarea Aqueduct Beach
    Shai knaani

    Travel time from Tel Aviv: approx 1 hr

    Roughly halfway between Tel Aviv and Haifa is Caesarea, a coastal town bursting with history. Dating back to the reign of King Herod, 2000 years ago, Caesarea was a major port. Today the remains of the harbor are one of several surviving archaeological gems to be found here.

    One such surviving ancient structure is the Caesarea Aqueduct which carried water to the old city for over a thousand years. Although… read more »

  • 6. Dor HaBonim

    Dor HaBonim
    © Lehava Beitshean

    Travel time from Tel Aviv: approx 1 hr

    Those in the know describe HaBonim Beach - "Generation of Builders" - as the most beautiful in all Israel. It is part of the HaBonim Nature Reserve, where the wind and waves have sculpted rocky inlets and hills alongside this rugged stretch of coast. These provide fabulous walks of discovery, stunning views and amazing photographic opportunities. You will find lots of interesting fauna and flora to enjoy and when the… read more »

  • 7. Dor beach

    Dor beach
    Jesse Davis

    Travel time from Tel Aviv: approx 1 hr

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  • 8. Nahsholim beach

    Nahsholim beach

    Travel time from Tel Aviv: approx 1 hr

    Set at the foot of the Mount Carmel range with white sands and clear blue water blue waters, this is a pristine beach on the Mediterranean Sea. Nahsholim Beach is wide and long, and there is plenty of room for everyone to enjoy it. This stretch of coast is divided up into a number of smaller coves, each with its own character. Most have little islands just offshore and some… read more »

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