Some beaches keep you entertained from early morning to late night
TEL AVIV BEACHES: Have a beach chair in front of the Mediterranean Sea. The magnificent blue waves, white sand, and upbeat energy on beaches in Tel Aviv. What’s even better about the coastal options here is the variety and unique features that each of the beaches offers. From family-friendly locations to surf spots to work out and sport options, you can find exactly what you’re looking for at one of Tel Aviv’s many beaches.
Below are the key traits and attractions of each beach, listed from south to north.
Givat Aliyah Beach
Also known as Ajami Beach and the most southern beach in Tel Aviv, located in the old port city of Jaffa. This beach is a favorite with locals, as it is dog-friendly and maintains a level of privacy below the boardwalk.
Givat Aliyah is also known for its natural and decorative elements, including large stone arches and palm trees. The waves are crowded with surfers, paddle-boarders, and windsurfers because of the perfect tides. This beach attracts more locals than tourists and is located farther from the beachside hotels.
Charles Clore Beach
Charles Clore is so much more than just a great beach. This beach offers a park that stretches behind it, complete with picnic and barbeque spots, outdoor workout equipment, and a skatepark.
In addition to the vast stretch of white sand, you’ll also have plenty of grassy areas to get in a workout or spend time relaxing with friends and family. This beach is an excellent fit for families; you can grab a delicious meal at Manta Ray, a restaurant that sits just above the beach, before using the lifeguard-monitored beach (in season) with your kids and dogs.
Banana Beach/Aviv Beach
This is the beach to keep you entertained from early morning to late night. Start your day catching the waves at Banana Beach, where you’ll find a great surf school. After a surf lesson, enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of Banana Beach, where locals make use of the umbrellas and chairs when soaking up the sun. No matter what time you find yourself on this beach, the 24/7 beach bar is an accessible way to get refreshments whenever you need them.
If you’re searching for a stunning swimming spot, look no further than Jerusalem Beach. Known as Geula Beach by locals, this site typically attracts a younger crowd. Jerusalem Beach flaunts a vast stretch of white sand and waves that are often quite surfable. If you’re in the mood to stay on dry land instead of diving into the Mediterranean, cabanas along the water provide necessary shade on those sweltering Tel Aviv summer days.
Tel Aviv is known for its vibrant, bustling atmosphere, and that’s precisely what you’ll find on Bograshov Beach. With countless food and drink options nearby and sitting just below a collection of hotels, this beach offers a perfect location in central Tel Aviv.
If you’re looking for a quiet beach day, though, this is not the best destination.
Perfect for any fitness fanatic, this centrally located beach offers volleyball courts and outdoor workout equipment. Frishman Beach is located near the hotel strip along the boardwalk. On a busy promenade; just a few meters away, you’ll find restaurants and cafes open day and night.
During the day, make use of this beach’s unique saltwater swimming pool. You might also enjoy the volleyball nets set up along the beach or the grassy lawns surrounding the area, conducive to sports and tanning. This beach is a fantastic place for matkot, a classic beach sport among Tel Avivians. Into the night, you’ll find many beach bars and nightlife hotspots bustling with young locals.
On the southern end of Hilton Beach you’ll find a swarm of surfers riding the waves. The more central section of the beach has been deemed the official gay beach of Tel Aviv. With constant energy and wildly popular nightlife.
Finally, with Tel Aviv ranked as one of the most dog-friendly cities in the world, it’s only fitting that the northern part of Hilton Beach is a dog beach. Needless to say, Hilton Beach is one of the most popular beaches for Tel Avivians and tourists alike, and it’s located next to Hilton Hotel.
The Religious Beach
Also known as Nordau Beach is by far the most unique in Tel Aviv. To be inclusive of the more religious community, the beach welcomes women exclusively on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Men exclusively on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. On Saturdays, when religious Jews do not go to the beach, it is open to all.
High walls protect from unwanted onlookers. The Religious Beach also offers refreshments, changing rooms and a playground.
Tel Baruch Beach
Tel Baruch Beach is a destination for families seeking a quiet spot to swim and play. Located in the beautiful northern neighborhood of Ramat Aviv, this beach offers an expansive stretch of land and an on-sand café. This beach is great to take your kids for a swim in the warm, blue waters or find shade under the cabanas.
Beaches in Tel Aviv are some of the best wround the Miditerreanen.