Many travelers venture to Israel just to enjoy the beautiful and magical Eilat beaches. Visitors are quickly drawn to the 10 km long shoreline surrounding the Red Sea. The water is clean, clear and always refreshing. Because temperatures outside never usually drop below 68 degrees and it only rains about 12 days a year, Eilat is a perfect resort town.
Courtesy of Dafna Tal and the Ministry of Tourism
On the beach, just gaze up and see the vast Eilat mountains all around. Look across the water into Jordan, where you may later consider doing a tour to Petra. While some of the beaches are made of soft, gentle sand, other areas are more authentic with rough sand or pebbles.
Some Eilat beaches offer lifeguard services, others do not. So, it is a good idea to check before going, especially with children. With so many beaches to choose from, it will be easy to find the perfect place to relax and soak up the sun.
Eilat Beaches in order from north to south:
HaSh’hafim (Seagulls) Beach: A clean and quiet beach at the northern point of the shoreline composed of soft sand mixed with fine gravel. You can order food from the nearby hotel and there are lifeguards on duty.
Sun Bay Beach: This beach sits next to Seagulls Beach. It is clean and has beach umbrellas for visitors to sit under, but it is not considered a declared beach so there are no lifeguard services.
Golden Beach: Located near Dan Hotel, this beach has sun bathing chairs, food to order, a snack bar, showers, and lifeguard service.
Dan Hotel Beach: This is a clean and tidy beach in front of the Dan Hotel. It offers chairs and parasols to hotel guests for free and to the public for a fee. It has parking and bathroom facilities on site.
Bar Beach: This spot is just a little farther down. It sits on a natural reef reserve so most people come here for snorkeling and scuba diving. There is also a beachfront restaurant and a wooden deck on the water.
Royal Beach Hotel Beach: This beach area is organized by the Royal Beach Hotel. If offers access to guests and the public. Highlights include its restaurant and a sports club, where you can do various water activities including tubing, kayaking and jet skiing.
Moriah Beach: Located in front of the Lorenzo Plaza Hotel, this beach offer umbrellas for free. Chairs can be rented for a fee. The hotel also takes food and drink orders.
9 Beach: This is a trendy lounge bar near the mall that opened in 2011. The spot offers chairs and cushions as well as a food menu.
Kisuski Beach: This beach is rocky and is better known for the water sports it offers. Water and snorkeling equipment available. Even though it is a declared beach, it does not have lifeguards.
Dekel Beach: This site offers a tasty restaurant and free admission to the beach through special pathways. A DJ hosts a Kabalat Shabbat on Fridays.
Electric Company Beach: This open public beach consists of small pebbles instead of sand. Here, rentals are available for beach chairs and water sports equipment. There are no lifeguards.
Dolphin Reef Beach: This is one of the prettiest beaches in Eilat. It offers visitors a chance to observe and interact with dolphins. There are also opportunities to snorkel and relax at the beachfront bar.
Village Beach: This is a beach for more active visitors. There is a beach volleyball area and a tanning raft that floats in the water. The beach has a happening bar and offers a lot of parties that attract locals and visitors.
Club Med Beach: In front of the Club Med hotel, enjoy the many shaded areas this beach offers. It is open to guests and the public. Take advantage of the facilities offered, such as tennis and basketball courts, and activities like windsurfing and snorkeling.
Coral Beach Nature Reserve: This reserve stretches over 1,200 meters parallel to the beach and is one of the most popular spots in Eilat to visit. Visitors may not want to spend much time on the beach because there is so much to see underwater. There is an entrance fee and visitors can pay to rent snorkeling equipment. It is worth it.
Migdalor Beach: One of the most southern beaches, the beach gets its name (Migdalor) from a lighthouse located across the road. This is a very quiet and serene beach. It is a great place to relax. Consider renting an inflatable floating mattress. There are no lifeguards.
Istrotel Princess Hotel Beach: This beautiful beach is in front of the Istrotel Princess Hotel. It has a coral reef and water access through a long walkway and dock to deeper water.