EasyJet-set-life: here’s my 9 fave spots to lay your beach towel in Tel Aviv for Traveller magazine

Summer is here, and the livin’ is easy – especially with my ready-to-use LGBTQ and cult guide, soon to be published by Time Out Israel! If you’re arriving for Tel Aviv Pride, make sure you’ll get a copy, and meanwhile here’s some online hints on where to head to work on your perfect tan… 

Hilton Beach – In front of the Hilton Hotel, this is where Pride parties hardest when it hits town every June, but it’s also fun stretch the rest of the year too. HaYarkon St 205 Tel Aviv, Old North

Dog Beach – Up at the northern end of Tel Aviv’s 14km of sand is this poochie playground, with dog showers and plenty of furry friends. Shlomo Lahat Tayelet of Tel Aviv, 6801294, Old North

Gordon Beach – The one for volleyball fans, with 15 nets and floodlights so play never stops, even after dark. Come along and join a game. 131 Herbert Samuel st., Tel Aviv, City Center

Nordau Beach, aka Separate Beach – Appealing to the most orthodox of the city’s residents, this walled-off area has alternate bathing days for men and women. 1 Havakuk HaNavi Street, Tel Aviv, Old Noth

Frishman Beach – Tel Aviv’s answer to Venice, California’s muscle beach, with its shaded workout station the place to come to bulk up. Shlomo Lahat Promenade, Tel Aviv, Israel, City Center

Aviv Beach – Beach paddle ball, or Matkot as it’s called here, is the unofficial national sport of Israel. Buy a set and have a go or lie back and watch – and hear – the nonstop pok-pok-pok of it. Nechemiach and Resif Herbert Samuel street corner, Kerem Hateimanim

Jerusalem Beach – A gentle slope into the water, clean sand (all of of Tel Aviv’s beaches are Blue Flag), lifeguards, loungers and umbrellas to hire – come here to relax. HaKnesset Square, Tel Aviv, City Center

Banana / Drum Beach – Get your drum fix every Friday, when a percussion circle gets going. Expect dancing and freedom of expression to the beat. The Dolphinarium Garden, Retsif Herbert Samuel St 1, Tel Aviv, Kerem Hateimanim

Alma Beach – The most southerly of Tel Aviv’s beaches is home to Manta Ray, arguable the best beachside restaurant in town serving great seafood. Nahum Goldmann St 6, Tel Aviv, Jaffa

Ajami / GivatHaAliya Beach – The least touristic, southern paradise where local families picnic, and where the most chilled beach restaurant awaits for easy dining fans and wine lovers. Kidron St 44, Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Jaffa

Photo by Maté Czabán. This listicle of mine was originally published in easyJet flight company’s magazine, Traveller. For more personal tips and travelling workshops together in Israel and Palestine visit my Insta blog @whitecityboy, or get in touch via steiner.kristof@gmail.com.

Secret info: quite soon we’ll be leaving the White City behind to go on a global adventure, starting at Greece where we’ve been busy setting up an eco-tourism and digital nomad peace of heaven, on the shores of a volcanic peninsula, the mysterious Methana. For now, one collage that says more than a 1000 words, very soon – more info…

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