Approaching Haifa from the south is arguably the best way to see the city. On your right is the long ridge of the Carmel Mountain with buildings clinging to its steep sides and atop its long, long 'peak'. To your left are the breaking waves and golden sands of the Mediterranean.
Immediately before you hit Haifa, the beaches are wild and untamed, the occasional 4WD running through its paces, the isolated sun worshipper basking in the sun. As you approach the city, not surprisingly things begin to change - the promenade, the kiosks, the car parks, the facilities.
The beaches of Haifa are at their best on these southern outskirts - as a port city, the north is developed and offers little in terms of beaches until way beyond the satellite towns and approaching Akko.
The city beaches are far from the most beautiful you will ever see, but are typical city beaches - lots of facilities, cafes, restaurants etc and lots of people. Taxis are to be found in the railway station carpark.
Summer or winter especialy at sun set, but also early morning you can find local people haveing their daily joging/walking or just stroling along the beautiful send beachs. If you are a jogger, there is a marked length trail from Dado beach northword
One of Haifa's best features is the beach. The beaches are located on the south entrance to the city, up to the port which is in Haifa bay. The bay itself is not that attractive to tourists. There you will find the port and a bit more to the north some petro-chemical plants and oil refineries which ruined the coast completely.
Haifa Beach (Mediterranean Sea) looks great even in a grey day. The cost line crossing Haifa, same as it crossing Tel Aviv in the Center, Hertzelia, Natanya, till Naharia up in the very high north.