TEN things that make the 2014 beach season in Tel Aviv a chess playing, lolly-licking delight!


Ahh, Tel Aviv’s beaches are open for business once again, and yes, like thousands of other sun lovers, we’re happy!

Before you head down to the promenade with your spanking new flip-flops and freshly purchased sunscreen, check out the TEN things below that might just make this beach season one of the best ever!

You might also want to check out our guide to the best of Tel Aviv’s beaches, just to get yourself familiar.

  • The Tel Aviv municipality have this year distributed hundreds of chess and checkers sets on many beaches – which are FREE to use! Usage is based on trust, so if you do use them, please return! Hmmm, me thinks it will be interesting to see how many sets are left at the end of the summer…
  • The popular Beach Library concept, which was launched last year, is back even bigger and better. This year there are FOUR libraries to choose from, located at Jerusalem Beach, Gordon Beach, Metzitzim Beach, and Cliff Beach.
  • All Tel Aviv beaches now have fitness equipment, beach showers, taps for cleaning your feet and legs, and first-aid facilities. There are even EIGHT beaches with beach volleyball courts set up to enjoy.
  • If you’re worried about struggling in the water and getting *lost in translation*, don’t! The lifeguards will now be able to communicate with you in English, French, Russian or sign language!
  • And keeping with safety, this year there will be 5 jet skis for emergency use by lifeguards…let’s hope they don’t need ’em too often this summer!
  • All Tel Aviv beaches have access for the mobility impaired, providing easy access to the sea and sun-chairs as required.
  • The beaches of Tel Aviv will be looking even more spick and span than ever – the cleaning and janitorial services will be running every day from 6am til 01:00!
  • This year there will be FOUR beaches open to dogs, as long as they are supervised. Head to Tel Baruch (South), just north of Hilton Beach, south of Charles Clore Beach, and south of Givat Aliya Beach if you need your four legged friend to join you for a romp in the sand.
  • The annual flotilla of jellyfish has been officially banned from the beaches of Tel Aviv – only non-stinging, super cuddly jellyfish will be permitted within 100 meters of the coastline…well, we wish! Watch out for those plastic bag clones people!
  • On Saturdays, Israelis without a Tel Aviv ID will be banned from the beach! Naaah, only kidding! Wishful thinking, because the beach on Saturdays is a no-go area for many local residents as the out of townies invade The City That Never Sleeps…

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