Tel Aviv Beaches
If you’re looking for clean, white sand, hot sun, warm water, and all the facilities, you’ll be spoiled for choice. All of Tel Aviv’s dozen or so beaches are well equipped with showers, bathrooms, beach chair and umbrella rentals, and plenty of bars and eateries.
Energetic beachgoers can take part in beach volleyball and matkot (beach tennis), or rent bicycles to cycle along the boardwalk. Frishman Beach even has an adjacent fitness trail, so you can work up a sweat, then dive into the sea to cool off.
Watersports are taken seriously in Tel Aviv. Hilton and Tel Baruch beaches offer surfing lessons, windsurfing, kitesurfing, and sea kayaking. Surfers can catch awesome waves on Tel Aviv’s beaches, especially at Dolphinarium, Hilton, and Manta Ray beaches. Hilton Beach even lets you enjoy night surfing, thanks to a special lighting system.
If you’re not into sports, there’s a beach library with hundreds of books in multiple languages, backgammon and checkers games that you can borrow for free, and the renovated Tel Aviv port with shops, activities, and restaurants.
Don’t miss: Every Friday, Dolphinarium beach hosts an informal music festival. It’s also known as Drummers’ Beach, because of the number of drummers and other performers who gather there to hit the beats.
Who are Tel Aviv beaches best for?
LGBTQ vacationers love the welcoming, inclusive atmosphere at the northern end of Hilton Beach, which is unofficially dubbed the Gay Beach. Hilton Beach is also fully disabled-accessible, with special floating chairs for beachgoers with disabilities.
Families head for Metzitzim Beach, with its shallow water, neighboring playground, and free beach toys library. Tzuk Beach, at the northern end of Tel Aviv, and Alma Beach in the south are quieter beaches that are ideal for sun worshippers who like their space.
Party animals relish the bustle and noise at Bograshov, Frishman, and Gordon beaches, where Tel Aviv’s young people flock after work, the bars are open all night, and the parties go on till dawn.
When is the best time of year to visit Tel Aviv’s beaches?
The summer months, from June to August, are the best time for the beaches of Tel Aviv. Most of the beach bars stay open all night in the peak summer season. June brings the famous White Night festival when the party never ends, and Tel Aviv's Gay Pride parade which overflows onto Hilton Beach. But May and September are still warm enough to enjoy quieter beaches with fewer tourists.
How much do Tel Aviv beaches cost?
Most of Tel Aviv’s beaches are free. Expect to pay for beach chairs, umbrellas, and sunbeds, as well as drinks and snacks, but the Tel Aviv municipality requires beach businesses to stick to a price list so that you don’t get ripped off.
Why visit Tel Aviv beaches?
Tel Aviv’s beaches stand out for sunshine, soft sand, and excellent facilities, making them an ideal destination for a beach vacation. Whether you want to party, relax, surf, or soak up the sun, you’ll find your favorite beach in Tel Aviv.