Israel's Mediterranean coastline extends along some 196 kilometers in length and dozens of meters across. It is abundant with diverse scenery, historic sites, a richly diverse biological environment and smooth sand, The other beaches in Israel are also graced with unique characteristics and draw visitors from around the world.
Sea of Galilee Beach
The Sea of Galilee is Israel's largest body of fresh water and a first class tourist center. The shores surrounding the Sea of Galilee are diverse: soft and rocky, narrow and wide. These beaches abound with unique nature trails and many abound with unique nature trails
Christian and Jewish holy sites.
The city of Caesarea was founded on the Mediterranean shore in the 1st century BCE and was home to one of the key Mediterranean ports. Today one may stroll on the city's beautiful beach or dive into the sea to view the spectacular antiquities of the underwater archeological park that lies in the port.
The city of Tel-Aviv-Yafo, the heart of the country and Israel's business and cultural center, lies along 14 kilometers of the flat Mediterranean coastline. In 2010, National Geographic magazine ranked Tel-Aviv among the ten best coastal cities in the world.
Dead Sea Beach
One of the most beautiful natural gems in the world, situated some 424 meters below sea level — the lowest place on Earth! Sources of natural "healing water" rich in minerals and natural heat are located along the shoreline. Together with the deposits of black mud, these natural materials form an ideal basis for health and beauty treatments. The Judean Desert lies beyond the edges of the Dead Sea shore.
The beaches along the Eilat Bay are a rare natural resource. The bay is a first class tourist destination thanks to its beautiful beaches, the Arava landscapes and mountains surrounding Eilat, the developed water sports and some of the best scuba diving in the world. To the south of the city lies the Coral Nature Reserve with its brilliant tropical fish and the adjacent Dolphin Reef.
Minister of Tourism