February is arguably the worst month of the year. It’s freezing cold, and there’s none of the holiday cheer that we see in November and December. Instead, we’re all just sitting inside killing time until spring.
If you need a break, (and a little sunshine in your life), here are some of the best beaches in Israel:
The Dead Sea
Ok, this isn’t technically a beach, but any beach along the dead sea is bound to be well worth visiting. Once you’re there, you can take a dip in the famous super-salty water to see if you float. This arid desert has the most captivating views, and you’ll definitely want to slather yourself in the therapeutic black mud here- there’s a reason it’s exported in beauty products around the world.
The city of Eilat is a great place to visit if you’re looking for some great bar, restaurants, hotels, and tourist attractions, but you’ll really want to visit it for the Red Sea coral reefs, which are known to be some of the most colourful and beautiful in the world. If you like to dive, this is a must-visit, and top dive spots include the Satil Wreck, the University, the Eel Garden, and the Caves, and you can also head to the Dolphin Reef to swim with dolphins.
Many have already heard of the nightlife in Tel Aviv, and it’s known as the City that Never Sleeps, with streets that are aways packed with people enjoying the many restaurants, bars, and cafes. For those escaping the cold, however, you’ll want to explore the many beaches here which run from Jaffa in the south, to the northern neighbourhoods. The promenade is a great place to hang out and go for a walk or cycle, and you’ll also enjoy people watching here or grabbing a snack at one of the many cafes.
Located in the North of Israel, here you’ll find hiking trails, wildlife reserves, historical sites, waterfalls, cities, and, of course, pristine beaches. Head to Rosh Hanikra, which is famous for its rock formations and carved caves (you can reach it by cable car), or enjoy some of the fun water sports and wildlife reserves instead.
If you’ve had enough sun, visit the Canada Centre to try some of the many sports on offer, and if you want to learn a little about the history here, be sure to check out the Holocaust museum which you’ll find at Kibbutz Lohamei Hagetaot.
As you can see, while Israel is jam-packed full of stunning beaches for you to enjoy, some of the best diving in the world, water sports, and more, you’ll also want to spend some time taking in the sites when you visit. Give yourself at least a week here, and check out flights to Tel Aviv in advance so you can have some fun in the sun to look forward to.