The Best Tel Aviv Beaches

The Best Tel Aviv Beaches

Though we try our best to be as accurate as possible - double-checking the details below is strongly advised during these extraordinary times due to the COVID19 pandemic. Tel Aviv is one of the greatest cities and a top destination to visit in the Middle East and the world. The main highlight is the Tel Aviv Beaches- a 14 kilometers Mediterranean Sea coastline that offers an incredible combination of fine white sands and shimmering crystal-clear blue waters, all bathed in the golden sun. So without further adieu, here some of the best Tel Aviv Beaches from North to South:

Mona Beach / Hof HaTzuk

Mona Beach / Hof HaTzuk ("The Cliff Beach" in Hebrew) is a long beach in which you'll always find space even when most crowded, with plenty of free parking spaces, dress rooms, showers, restrooms, restaurants, and the mandatory lifeguards. During the peak summer season (June-August) there's an entrance fee unless you're a Tel Aviv resident – which can be proved with a Tel Aviv Resident card. In other months, access is free for all. About a half-hour from there, you can find Cinema City in Glilot, one of the best cinema malls in Israel that spans 30 cinema halls, and also many shops and restaurants.

Hilton Beach

Hilton Beach is one of the nicest, cleanest, and somewhat secluded options, considered as Tel Aviv’s most high society beach, located just underneath the Hilton Hotel. It has storage space, rental chairs and beds, WiFi, accessibility for disabled people and nighttime lighting, a great beach bar and restaurant that also makes deliveries on the beach – including bringing people arctic ice-lollies, as well as the TopSea surf club and the Sea Centre Club that offers windsurfing and kayaking classes, with special lessons for beginners and children. Bring your flip-flops as getting into the sea involves stepping on a few rocks. North of the beach lies a magical land where dogs can run free and frolic in the sand- the perfect place for canine lovers.

Gordon, Frishman & Bograshov Beaches

These "big three" are regarded as the most popular and crowded Tel Aviv beaches: Gordon Beach, opposite the Sheraton Hotel, boasts volleyball courts and a lovely saltwater swimming pool surrounded by lawns. On the boardwalk, a myriad of restaurants serves huge portions of Israeli classics. After sundown, outdoor beach bars provide partiers with DJs, drinks, and dancing. Frishman Beach, with shallow entry into the water, is a great family beach with volleyball courts, a fitness trail, many restaurants and bars within close proximity on the promenade, first-aid, lifeguards, bathrooms, beach chairs, and umbrellas for rent. Bograshov Beach just steps away from a wide range of delicious eateries. It has lots of shaded areas and gazebos, areas with showers to wash off the sand, bikes stands to rent bikes, and just ride around.

Aviv Beach

Away from the central beaches, this beach (AKA Dolphinarium Beach, Drummers Beach, or Banana Beach) has a relaxed fun atmosphere. On Fridays, there's a big communal drum session with an eclectic crowd of youthful revelers and belly dancers moving barefoot to infectious drum beats, residents and musicians playing percussion instruments, clapping, or dancing. Other advantages are Clara, a massive outdoor bar and club, perched on a cliff overlooking the sea with a gorgeous Jaffa’s skyline view; sports like kayaking, a surfing school and club, windsurfing, volleyball fields; rentable chairs and beds, and its accessibility to disabled people.

Alma and Charles Clore Beach

This is a very chilled beach, without sunbeds or lifeguards – a perfect place to check out the beautiful views of Jaffa. Charles Clore Garden is a 30-acre seaside park perfectly complementing Tel Aviv’s shoreline. The green lawns with the sand and sea make it a beautiful place for an afternoon, with a playground including a rope pyramid, fountains jetting from concrete, a yoga platform, an outdoor gym, and barbecue areas. You can absorb the culture in the park’s sculpture garden which includes work by Israeli artist and sculptor Ilana Goor or visit The Etzel Museum. South of the beach is an area reserved for dog owners, where you can let your dogs frolic in the sand.