Eilat and the Negev Sights


North Beach

North Beach Review

Although North Beach actually begins with the "religious" beach (a walled area with segregated swimming hours for men and women) and a rocky area dotted with thatch-covered tables, you'll want to start your stroll just over a small footbridge in front of the Herods Hotel, where a series of primary-colored, floor-mounted exercise structures host a bevy of fitness-minded strollers. Walking south, you'll pass several mellow beaches, including Kochav Hayam and HaZahav, before you come to Royal Beach where white-shirted attendants rent space on oversized, white-cushioned platforms. Drinks (very expensive) can be ordered from the Royal Beach Hotel just behind it. Pass the marina, where you can reserve glass-bottomed boats and other boat rides (you'll be grouped with dozens, or even hundreds, of other patrons unless you choose to reserve a private ride). Heading south, beaches with names like Tarshish, Leonardo, Rimonim, and HaPnina are filled with families and hard-core sunbathers oiling themselves for maximum exposure. These beaches are more self-service with only vendors selling popsicles and sodas; you'll have to walk a few feet behind you on the boardwalk for lunch. North Beach comes to a natural end by the Meridien Hotel, whose beach is the only private one.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Begins near Herods Hotel, Eilat
  • Location: Eilat
Updated: 05-20-2013

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