3 best family-friendly beach sites in Israel


Thereโ€™s nothing like a relaxing day by the sea. Donโ€™t miss out on these three stunning family friendly beaches while you're in Israel.

Eilat Coral Beach Nature Reserve. Photo credit: Pazit.

Planning a seaside day trip while in Israel? No worries, weโ€™ve got you covered. Israel is known for its incredible beaches, having been blessed by three seas – the Mediterranean, the Dead Sea and the Red, and weโ€™re here to help you set up a family day trip of your dreams.

For your convenience, weโ€™ve rounded up 3 of the most family-friendly beach sites in Israel, so letโ€™s dive right in.

Eilat Coral Beach Nature Reserve

It is considered by many as one of the best and most exciting reefs in the world and is best for a family day trip. Enjoy the tranquility of the sea while exploring the colorful underwater jungle of the coral reef and colorful marine life. This fantastic place features more than 270 species of coral and 650 species of tropical fish, as well as the largest underwater observatory in the Middle East. It is nothing short of a miraculous experience to share with your family.

Eilat Coral Beach Nature Reserve. Photo credit: Doron Nissim

Akhziv National Park

Crystal clear water, naturally formed lagoons, stunning beaches and youโ€™ll even enjoy the remains of a crusader castle to count some of the many fabulous treats the gorgeous Akhziv National Park has to offer. You can also stay in the national park campground which is open to families between Passover and Sukkot.

P.S. Donโ€™t forget to Bring snorkeling masks as there are so many thrilling things to see underwater.

Akhziv. Photo Credit: Doron Nissim

Palmahim Beach National Park

Palmahim Beach National Park offers beach lovers a wonderful combination of a vacation and recreation site and a nature site, conserving the natural seashore, coastal kurkar ridge, and wandering dunes.

So, if youโ€™re looking for a beach site that is both quiet and clean, while also serving up gorgeous scenery, this is the perfect beach for you.

The national park also includes Tel Yavne-Yamโ€™s ancient ruins, a port city from the middle Canaanite period.

Palmahim Beach National Park. Photo Credit: Amir Chen

Last but certainly not least, we have Caesarea National Park. Ok, so technically this isn’t a beach site per se, but this site is surely one of the most magical places to visit during Israel’s hot season (and also enjoy during your winter visit. There’s nothing like breathing the Mediterranean cool and salty air). A rare combination of glorious Roman and Crusader-era ruins, breathtaking sunsets, stunning scenery, and the fabulous beaches around it (especially Aqueduct Beach).