Beaches have a way of making you feel relaxed and flirty all at once. Picture powder white sand, serene turquoise seas, and palm trees swaying in the breeze.
Lover’s beach beckons couples with its aura of secluded perfection, while toados Santos’s pacific ocean side has a hedonistic free-for-all feel. Those seeking a more casual vibe will enjoy Florida’s siesta key, famous for its pristine white sand and cocktail bars.
Jerusalem beach (sometimes called gala beach) is a lively stretch of urban beach in Tel Aviv that’s popular among young partiers during the summer. Located near Allenby street, it’s best visited for drinks, music, and beach- and water sports. It’s also a great place to play “mascot” — an annoying but popular beach game that involves tick tacking incessantly with both feet.
The beach is patrolled by lifeguards and offers free showers and toilets. In addition, it has a snack bar and a volleyball court. Guests can also rent sunbathing chairs and umbrellas for a small fee.
With its colorful striped chairs and umbrellas, this beach in herzliya is popular with locals. It’s also one of the most popular places for families to spend the day. It’s also home to a large variety of plant and wildlife species, so visitors should take care not to disturb them. In addition, beach-goers should practice sustainable tourism by reducing waste and by using recycled products.
Hilton beach is an interesting and unique beach because it is split into three separate areas. The southern portion is a surfer’s beach where you can find a horde of surfers riding the waves. The middle section is a gay beach that is popular year round and especially busy during tel aviv pride week. And the northern end is called hof haklavim which means dog beach and attracts many local dogs and their owners.
The hilton beach area offers parks, beaches, a scenic waterfront boardwalk, a 300-person capacity community hall that is used for concerts and weddings; a full-service marina and waterfront centre; and much more. It also hosts many cultural events throughout the summer including art at the dock, a car show and a community night. Parking is available for a fee at the hilton hotel or on nearby streets. Many cafes and restaurants are located along the beach and promenade. The beach and promenade are also handicap accessible.
Gordon beach is one of the busiest beaches in tel aviv. Its central location, clean sand and modern promenade make it very popular with tourists and locals alike. Guests can enjoy the many sun-loungers or take advantage of the ideal conditions for stand-up paddling, windsurfing and surfing. Courses for these water-sports can be booked at the nearby marina.
The beach is lined with bars that become the hub of drinks, dancing and music after sundown. Various restaurants can be found on the boardwalk, serving delicious dishes such as israeli breakfast, fresh fish and an array of salads.
The area around the gordon beach is home to many hotels, making it easy for visitors to find accommodation near the beach. It’s also very accessible by public transport with bus and sherut line #4 running along the promenade. The nearest railway station is at ramat aviv, which is a short walk away. Guests can also rent bicycles from nearby stalls to explore the city.
The pristine sands and turquoise waters of clearwater beach are so inviting, it’s no wonder trip advisor named it america’s #1 beach. Spend a day frolicking in the water, hunting for a souvenir at one of the many touristy boutiques or dining on fresh-from-the-gulf seafood at upscale restaurants like beach fire (think smoky beach bites and craft beers) or clear sky (a favorite for savory omelets infused with shrimp, scallops and crab).
The nightlife scene is just as lively, thanks to plenty of bars where you can catch amazing gulf sunsets, sip tropical cocktails and dance to hypnotic local music acts. Check out pier house 60 hotel’s popular on-site rooftop bar jimmy’s crow’s nest for dazzling views, cold drinks and live tunes.
For a more laid-back clearwater beach experience, stay in nearby sand key or Belleair beach, an upscale beachfront neighborhood that’s quieter and has access to public beaches, parking areas and amenities including the St. Petersburg morning market (where vendors sell everything from head-sized watermelons to miniature potted cacti). Or venture a bit further up the coast to the clearwater marine aquarium, home to winter (the dolphin featured in the movie dolphin tale).