Beach, Tel Aviv-Yafo
Beach, beach, beach! Go there! Be ware: don't go topless, that is not accepted! You can wear a bikini though. Avoid strong waves at some places of the beach. Lifeguards will warn you when you come to close to that kind of places. The lifeguards have small wooden tower on the beaches and protect the public. They also help when children get lost.
Go to the beach! Have fun there. Enjoy the swimming and sunbading. You can swim, untill you get to the rocks. It is better not to swim on the other side of the rocks. The stream of water is very heavy here and dangerous sometimes.
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.
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!
On a summer day (most of the year) you'll fine a place to cool up with lots of People. In the winter you'll fine a magnificent sea to walk by. Even at night with the city lights you can swim walk or just sit and gaze at the stars.
Though Tel-Aviv does not have so many tourist attractions, it does have its beautiful beaches,enjoy them but as I mentioned before do swim near the designated areas, and do not swim at night when there are no lifeguards.... seriously there are many tragedies every year but only when people have been irresponsible.
Do like Tel Avivians: Go to the beach!
Especially during the weekends this place is full of young people. And if You are having a typical scandinavian blond male hair, You might be asked for dancing on the beach...
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.
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".
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 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.
Tel Aviv has some very nice beaches. For a good part of the year, this would be a nice place to be out in the sun. Although we came to Israel to see the historical and holy sites, the nice beach at the end was a great bonus.
Nobody loves beaches like the residents of Tel Aviv. They love their warm Mediterranean water, they love their beachside cafes, and they love the sunsets that fall over the city like a perfect close to the end of a day.
We didn't have a chance to see these fabled sunsets but we'll include them on our next visit.
If you found yourself in Tel Aviv, of course you have go to the beach at least once. Sun shines from mid March through October and swimming in the sea is a must!
Tel Aviv has many beaches, some with many facilities. Depending on where you are staying pick your own favorite piece a sandy area.