Top 5 Tel Aviv beaches

Top 5 Tel Aviv beaches

No trip to Israel is complete without spending a few relaxing hours on the sandy shores of the Mediterranean Sea. Israel’s beaches are clean, pleasant, picturesque and sometimes even relatively quiet. Adults and children will enjoy the white sand and the clear water as well as the beautiful weather. In the summer, the water is the perfect temperature for bathing, but even in the winter, you can dip your feet in and take it easy.

There are many great beaches to choose from in Tel Aviv itself. You can't go wrong picking the one that’s closest to your hotel, but we recommend trying out these, the five best Tel Aviv beaches.

1. Hof HaTzuk (Cliff Beach) is the northernmost beach in Tel Aviv. The beach features a dedicated volleyball area, lawns, bathrooms, showers and a shaded playground. This is an excellent beach for families and is a popular destination for walkers and runners. There are two cafes at the beach, and chairs with umbrellas are available for daily rentals. This beach can get crowded, though, especially on Saturday afternoons in the summer.

2. Metzizim Beach (Peeping Beach) has a reputation for being a hangout among Tel Aviv’s young and trendy crowd. Located near the Tel Aviv Port, this beach overlooks the urban landscape of the city. It is famous as being the location of a 1970s Israeli cult film of the same name. The wave breakers here keep the water calm, and facilities include bathrooms, showers, a volleyball area, a café and a beach bar.

3. Frishman Beach is clean and well-kept, and it's popular with young Israelis and tourists alike. It features playgrounds, sports facilities, a volleyball area and covered chairs for daily rental. There are also a few restaurants here where you can enjoy your food while sitting right at the water line, perfect for keeping an eye on children playing at the water’s edge.

4. Jerusalem Beach, located near many of Tel Aviv’s southern hotels, is wide and spacious. It is situated at the corner of Allenby Street, where there's a large fountain in front of the iconic Opera Tower. A popular sport at this beach is paddleball, or “matkot,” as it's called locally.

5. Tel Baruch Beach is a quiet and beautiful family-oriented beach away from the hustle and bustle of the city. There are chairs with umbrellas for rent, and facilities include bathrooms, showers, a playground and a restaurant. There is a shallow area for young children as well as a heavy surf area for the adventurous. A long walk down the promenade will take you to the Tel Aviv Port.

Grab a bathing suit and a towel and head down to any of these beaches for a pleasant afternoon of sun and sand.

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