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Promenade and beach of Tel Aviv
The beach is probably the best spot all over the city. It’s a long whitesand beach that spreads all over the coast. The best thing is that there’s a promenade so you can actually walk from rocky south part in Jaffa up to the north to the old port. There are rocky wave breaks inside the water and you can actually choose one of the numerous smaller beaches (there’s even a religious beach!)
It wasn’t very busy in late October but still there were many swimmers, joggers, topless girls getting tanned (VT wont allow me to post such pics though), bikers, lovers, people using the public gyms etc There are some café and restaurants in some parts so there’s something for everyone. It gets more lively during the summer months when the clubs give the beat, don’t forget that Tel Aviv is famous for its club scene. We preferred it without the crazy clubers…we just enjoyed our walk looking at the high rising structures of huge 5star hotels that face the beach, a few minutes later we saw the sunset and started to walk back to the city.
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This is the northern-most beach along the main segment of Tel-Aviv's shore.
North of here there is the rennovated harbor area, the boardwalk, and the Yarkon river opening to the sea.
"Metzitzim Beach" takes its name from the mythological Israeli movie "Metzitzim" ("Peeping"), a large part of which was shot here.
It is the widest stretch of sand among Tel-Aviv's beaches, and the most popular beach for young Tel-Avivians. It has a dynamic and vibrant ambience. There are well-developed beach services and a trendy beach cafe-bar.
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Like all major cities with a sizeable beach, the most dominant activity is centred around it. Tel Aviv is no exception. Undoubtedly the jewel in the crown, the sands of Tel Aviv sweep from the far north of the city (actually goes on further than the city 30kms to the north, broken only occasionally) to the edge of the rocky prominitory that is Yafo/Jaffa.
Rocky wave breaks have been built some 50-100 metres out to sea to provide safer bathing areas - the result being that it has created 'separate' beaches, each with their own distinct character and 'beachbums'. From the north you find the religous beach, strangely located next to the gay beach (although the religious beach is walled off), the 'Florida-style' beach with sun loungers virtually on top of each other with loud music blasting out, the Marina that is the only part of Tel Aviv where the beach is no more, through to the long expanse of the city beach. No obvious distinction here, but there is! Groupings all along the 4-5 kms ranging from age to cultural backgrounds, families to young couples and friends. And as with all beaches, a real hive of activity.
Watch out for the Matkot players (a kind of Israeli beach table-tennis but without the table)- ALWAYS played at the edge of the water and the noise of ball on bat can be annoying....One cultural phenomenon that took me a while to get used to.
If you are early on the beach and find a quiet spot to yourself, don't count on being alone for long! No matter how quiet the beach is, there is a natural gravitas for people to gather in one spot. Beach-life is not restricted to when the sun is out - during the summer evenings you will see groups of people, young and old alike, picnicing, 'romancing' (!) - groups of young people frequently sleep over for the night around a small fire. And, with the beach facing west, there's more often than not a sunset of some description to witness!
Sun set at the beach
Be sure to take a stroll by the beach road. That is possible almost all year around because of the mild winter and surely the hot summers. Late evenings if a perfect time as you can catch the sunset after all your business meetings and before attending a delighted dinner in one of the many great restaurants of this city.
Walk by the beach
Tel-Aviv being by the beach has a great place for walking, jogging, cycling or just relaxing and looking at the sea. There few small shopping malls and many coffee shops, restaurants, terraces and pubs all over along to beach where you can drink, eat and do whatever you wish for.
Soak your feet at a beach
Tel Aviv is located by the Mediterranean sea and me being a beach person, of course I had to go check them out. These beaches have nice, fine sand, warm weather and warm water and nice views of the high rising buildings just across the street.
For those who don't feel like lying down and getting tanned (or sunburned!) all the time, there's at least one bar on every beach I saw, and there's a few public gyms of the sort, with machines to exercise. I was there somewhat early in the morning and didn't see any beach sports of any kind but they probably play them later during the day.
I walked up until Jerusalem beach and saw some places where bathing is forbidden due to the current, and other places where it was safe to do so.The general feeling I got is that there's no need to "reserve" the best chairs and there's beaches for everyone, be it that you want to be alone with your thoughts or around lots of people.
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Tel Aviv has a long promenade, running alongside the seashore that makes up the western edge of Tel Aviv-Jaffa.
Tel Aviv's beaches are well-equipped with changing rooms, showers and toilets; some have lifeguards year- round.
On the beaches and at major tourist centers, tourist police provide a sense of security, as well as assistance and information services.
The sea is the true heart of Tel Aviv and any visit to Tel Aviv would be incomplete without seeing it.
You can watch my 3 min 16 sec HD Video Tel Aviv- Mediterranean Sea Morning Walk out of my Youtube channel.
Tel Aviv’s Beachfront
The city is situated on the Israeli Mediterranean coastline. The beachfront of Tel Aviv has bathing beaches and a romantic waterfront promenade.
Tel Aviv lies alongside the Mediterranean coastline. With few exceptions, all points of interest for tourists are in a rectangle defined by the sea to the west, the Yarkon River to the north, the Ayalon highway to the east, and Shlomo (Salame) Road to the south. This rectangle is separated into two long strips by Ibn-Gvirol Street, starting from the Yarkon River and changing its name to Yehuda Halevy. Most of the attractions are in the western of these strips.
This is one of my favorite beaches in Tel-Aviv, mainly because of its location and topography: It lies underneath the low cliffs of Independence Park, along a quiet stretch of the promenade which is closed to trafiic (except for the disabled, making it the most accessible beach in Tel Aviv for the disabled). The Hilton Hotel rises high on top of the cliff, and I must admit it is not an ugly building and not an eyesore. Towards the south there is a pleasant view of the marina.
The white sandy beach itself is quite narrow, but stretches as a crescent towards the long pier. The pier itself is well lit at night and has some benches.
There is a nice bar-restaurant ("Top Sea", see "Restaurant Tips").
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Play in the Mediterranean Sea!
We had the best fun just splashing around in the surf in the Mediterranean Sea, just across from our hotel. The water was warm-ish, and it was a great way for us to relax and settle into our "vacation mindset".
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Great big city beach.
Tel Aviv has one of the best big city beaches i have come across in this world.
It´s right in the middle of town and very lively all day long and at night for that matter too.
The beach is long and wide and you can easilt both find a lively spot or place place relatively to yourself.
The beach is lines with hotel and cafes so you can easily find a place to eat and sleep by the beach too.
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Hilton and Topsi Beach -- Lumping the Minorities?
I was pretty delighted to find some special facilities for wheelchair users at the very northern end of my promenade walk. The enticement eased off to some extent when learning that this stretch called Hilton Beach or Topsi Beach also is the hotspot for dog owners and homosexuals. What exactly could be the wisdom of this -- "Since we've already confined the pooing dogs and the gays to the spot, let's put the cripples there as well?" Well, maybe not. What speaks for this stretch is good car access, and so it was possible to build a very decent number of disabled parking bays. There also is a surf school here, so it's not just the minorities ghetto. I just wish the adapted toilet wasn't in such a disastrous state -- here back home, I would have sent my pictures straight to the building proprietors (the city) so that they can have a word with their commercial tenants about keeping the place clean.
Not sure what the place looks like in summer and whether the handicap bays will be kept free for eligible people. From a disabled person's point of view, it would be good to have more stretches made accessible as well.
The best thing I can think off doing in a hot summer day is to be at the beach of Tel Aviv.
Every movie, every song and every memory of Tel Aviv is somehow connected to the beach.
This 15 km of golden sand is one of Tel aviv's symbols, the place where you can go out to restaurants and clubs in the summer and also a place where you can take a walk, relax and thinks about life at the sunset...
Along the coast there is the promonade, the old harbor which today became a nightlife district and many others of the city landmarks.
I love thesunset on the sea on on side, you could be somewhere remote in the middle of the Pacific ocean, then you turn around and you see the metropolis. Still, the beach is extremely peaceful and relaxing. I sat there for like an hour before going to a nearby bar.
Tel Aviv Beaches
Tel Aviv has a sandy 14 km stretch of Mediterranean Sea beach. There are twelve official beaches operating in the city. The northernmost is Tel Baruch, my favorite. It is out of the city center, so it is the least crowded. It has a wide strip of sand and an area for watersports enthusiasts. (It sometimes is considered a red light district, so don't bring the kids!) Other worthwile beaches are Hilton, Gordon, Frishman, Bogersov, Yerushalayim, and Aviv. They all are located next to the city center and feature a promenade (tayelet) and many cafes and shops. There are often exciting parties and concerts that are held ont he beach.
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