Floating On Dead Sea Beaches
The Best Time To Visit The Dead Sea In Israel
Dead Sea Essentials – What To Pack For The Dead Sea
- Swimsuit and trunks
- Towel – Dependning on which beach you use they may be provided for a fee.
- Water Shoes – It can be slipper so having water shoes with a bit of texture at the bottom gives you a bit of grip.
- Suncream – Not much use when you are slapping on Dead Sea Mud but you need it for before and after as the Dead Sea has sun pretty much 330 days a year.
Choosing The Right Dead Sea Beach
There are quiet a few Dead Sea beaches to choose from and many with varying facilities from those with a restaurant and gift shops to those having a bar and music on site. From those that are free to those that charge. The most popular of beaches on the Dead Sea are below:
- Zohar Hot Springs Beach. South of Ein Bokek you’ll find Zohar Hot Springs Beach. It’s free of charge and offers a wide shore, showers and has a lifeguard on duty, reclining chairs, toilets, a tent area and a refreshment stand.
- Kalia Beach – Kalia Beach beach is operated by Kibbutz Kalia, a established in the 1970s. Comes with beautiful views of the sea and the desert, and has several facilities for tourists, including a restaurant, a bar and a gift shop. It is very family friendly, tourist friendly and safe.
- Neve Midbar Beach – Neve Midbar beach belongs to the Megilot Regional Council and is very laid back. It offers a spacious stretch of sand, green lawns, barbecue area, a gift shop and a bar. It usually attracts a younger crowd.
- Biankini Beach – Biankini Beach is located right next to Neve Midbar Beach. It is part of a Moroccan style resort, which also includes a Moroccan restaurant and bar, complete with Moroccan music, belly dancers, karaoke nights and live shows. It is very popular among Israelis. During holidays and weekends it tends to get quite crowded.
- Ein Gedi Public Beach – Ein Gedi Beach is located next to Kibbutz Ein Gedi, in the central part of the Dead Sea. Entrance to the beach is free and it offers basic facilities such as toilets and showers, as well as a picnic area. It is more rocky than sandy so walking on the beach requires some kind of footwear. The beach also has a large area designated for tents, for those who like to camp out.
At the Ein Gedi Beach you can also find the Ein Gedi Spa Resort, which offers six sulphur pools, a natural mud area, spa and beauty treatments, a restaurant, a café and a swimwear store. Unfortunately, due to sinkholes, Ein Gedi Beach is now closed.
- Ein Bokek – Ein Bokek Beach is the one that lines the Dead Sea hotels area. It is mostly free of charge. This is where you’ll find glitzy resorts and pampering spa treatments as well as fancy hospitality and high-quality restaurants. The beach itself offers beach chairs, picnic spots, a restaurant, a refreshment stand and a beauty products store.
- For additional tips on costs for the Dead Sea as well as costs for a trip to Israel when planning a longer exploration of the country.
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