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Around Jerusalem and the Dead Sea Sights

Kalia Beach

  • Off Rte. 90
  • Qumran
  • Beach–Sight

Updated 01/06/2015

Fodor's Review

On the Dead Sea, Kalia Beach (the name derives from kalium, the Latin name for potassium, found in abundance here) is the place to go for a free mud bath. Slather your whole body with the mineral-rich black mud and let it dry before showering. The beach also has chair and towel rentals, a gift shop, and snack bar. The adjacent kibbutz has a swimming pool and guest rooms. Amenities: food and drink; lifeguards; parking (free); showers; toilets. Best for:

swimming; walking.

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Sight Information


Off Rte. 90, 3 km (2 miles) north of Qumran, Qumran, 90665, Israel



Sight Details:

  • NIS 55
  • Oct.–Mar., daily 8–5; Apr.–Sept., daily 8–7

Updated 01/06/2015


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Jun 10, 2013

closed beach from Jerusalem

nice and clean beach ,clean bathroom and shower Great view of course and the way from jerusalem is just amazing... half an hour from jerusalem and u r in a fairy tale /But mud pails r missing and for sure is not a mineral water pool like in Mineral beach or Ein Gedi spa the entrance fee is 45sh if u buy 10 tickets or 55 for one Better go early in the morning or late afternoon when the weather is great and groups r not yet or already left

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