This week saw the official opening of the beach season in Israel, which basically means lifeguards are on duty through October 12, 2015. You’ll still have access to the beaches after that, of course, and the weather is likely to be great enough to mean a beach visit is on the cards way into winter.
Israelis and tourists will be flocking to the white sandy beaches over the coming months, with some 9 million visitors expected to enjoy Tel Aviv’s 13.5 kilometers of beach, offering an urban beach scene that was rated by National Geographic as one of the world’s top 10 beach cities. And don’t forget the other stunning beaches has to offer, some will surely blow your mind!
The Tel Aviv beaches are equipped with lounge chairs, restaurants, outdoor gyms, children’s playgrounds, free WiFi, first aid services, changing rooms, showers and toilets and all are wheelchair accessible. This year, for the first time, visitors to the beaches will also be able to borrow chess and checkers boards for added entertainment – this in addition to the mobile library stations where books for adults and children are available on loan in various languages.
Renovations on the Tel Aviv boardwalk between Frishman and Gordon beaches were recently completed. The promenade buzzes with life, as walkers, joggers, cyclists and those just out for a stroll take in the sea breeze, the local entertainment and the views. Dozens of restaurants, cafes, and ice cream parlors line the beach and promenade, while pubs, discos and jazz clubs blossom after dark.
Tourists and visitors are asked to swim only in designated beaches with lifeguard facilities, which begin at 07:15 every morning and end at 16:45 in May, September and October; 17:45 in June; 18:45 in July and August.
Enjoy those beaches!