Located in the north-western corner of the Dead Sea, Kalia Beach is a beautiful, laid back spot. It is a world away from the hotels and resorts of Ein Bokek down the coast, but that is not to say it doesn’t have great facilities. This is also one of the most accessible beaches on the Dead Sea, being just half an hour’s drive from Jerusalem.
You will find many amenities here, including a natural mud area where you can pamper your skin. You will find campsites, showers, chairs, sunshades, and a bar, which is the self-proclaimed lowest on the planet.
There is a terrace built above the beach that gives you an unobstructed view out over the waters of the Dead Sea that are surrounded by the golden mountains. There is an entrance fee and an additional fee if you want to camp here. Kalia makes a good base if you want to travel to nearby attractions, including the Qumran Caves, Qasr Al Yahud, the Einot Tzukim Nature Reserve, and more.
Kalia Beach is an eco-friendly beach, so environmental awareness is actively encouraged. They provide special ashtrays on the beach, and they use solar energy for heating the waters in the showers. Drinks are sold in glass bottles, and they have recycle bins. You can return the bottles for a deposit as well.
The Dead Sea is a salt lake with no outlet to the ocean. In fact being the lowest point on earth (400m below sea-level) any water would flow the other way. The water here has a salt content nine-times that of other seas, which causes your body to effortlessly float on its waters. People come here to enjoy the health benefits of the salt waters and also to take the mineral-rich mud baths.
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