Beaches

 
 

Tel Aviv-Yafo boasts a long promenade, running alongside the seashore that makes up its western edge. People walk, jog, ride bikes, or sit on benches and fill their lungs with fresh air, all while being surrounded by a glorious 8.7 mile stretch of open views, blue horizons, and white sails bobbing on the waves.

 


Dozens of restaurants, cafes, and ice cream parlors are busy all day long, while pubs, discos and jazz clubs blossom after dark.


Right off the promenade you’ll find clean sand, lounge chairs, ice-cream vendors, and die-hard beach-lovers that swim daily, winter and summer, no matter what. Each of Tel Aviv’s 13 beautiful beaches enjoys unique characteristics and offers a variety of services, including lifeguard stations, kiosks, restaurants, children’s playgrounds, outdoors gyms, and more.

A Few Tips

  • Gordon beach is great for beach volleyball.
  • The religiously observant will find gender-specific swimming at Hof Hadatiyim (Nordau Beach), just south of the Tel Aviv port. Women and girls bathe Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday while men and boys are allowed in on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Members of both genders are allowed on Saturday.
  • The gay-lesbian community tends to gravitate to the stretch near the Hilton, which has earned the unofficial title as the city’s most gay-friendly beach.
  • The narrow strip of sand near the Marina is less crowded and more peaceful than the other beaches, at the yacht basin, you can rent windsurfers, surfboards, sailboats, motorboats and diving equipment.
  • Surfing is popular at Hilton Beach, where a special light system was recently installed to allow for night surfing.
  • Kite Surfing is popular at Aviv Beach.
  • To windsurf, go to Dolfinarium Beach.
  • The city’s beaches are well equipped with changing rooms, showers and toilets. Lifeguard services are available during seasonal timing (May-October) and tourist police officers are present to provide security, assistance and information services.

Fun Facts

 
  
  • 8,500,000 bathers enjoy the beaches yearly.
  • The official bathing season is May-October.
  • There are 13 beaches along Tel Aviv-Yafo's coastline.
  • Four beaches are accessible to people with disabilities: Tzuk, Northern Tzuk, Metzizim and Hilton (all in the northern part of the city).
  • The Tel Aviv-Yafo beaches rank highly in tests run by the Israeli Ministry of the Environment and are considered to be very clean.
  • An Israeli version of racquetball, called Matkot, is a favorite sport played along the shorelines (watch your head!).
  • Watermelon with feta cheese is a very popular beach snack. Artikim, or popsicles, are also well liked, with the banana-chocolate flavor ranking at the top of most people's list.

Beach Guidelines

  • Bathers must comply with the lifeguard and rescue guards.
  • Bathing is prohibited when there is no lifeguard on duty.
  • Sea bathing is prohibited when the black flag is raised.
  • NO motor sports (jet skis, boats) are allowed.
  • Motorized vehicles are forbidden on beaches and boardwalk.
  • Building a fire is prohibited on beaches.

Disabled Access-

At all the beaches in Tel Aviv there are accessible trails to shade sheds and at least one accessible chair (that requires assistance).

Bathing Season

Rescue services at the beaches are availble during the following hours: 
April 16- May 31: 07:15 am- 16:45 pm
June 1- June 30: 07:15 am- 17:45 pm
July 1- August 31: 07:15 am- 16:45 pm
September 1- October 8: 07:15 am- 16:45 pm
 
** Bathing in the sea without the supervision of rescuers is forbidden and dangerous!

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The price list of the beaches is:

  • Pita or bread with humus or salad - 12 NIS
  • Small bottle of mineral water - 7 NIS
  • Popsicle - 5 NIS
  • Reclining Beach chair  for the day - 12 NIS
  • Beach chair for the day - 6 NIS
  • Umbrella for the day - 6 NIS