Israel’s magnificent beaches are a must visit whenever you’re near the coast, and Haifa’s beaches are no exception. The beaches and boardwalks make for a great place to go swimming, catch some sun, or hang out with friends. If you’re lucky, you can even see some of Israel’s navy ships trawling through these waters. Here are the five best beaches to visit the next time you’re in the Haifa area.


Dado Beach

Considered by many of the local guides to be the best beach and boardwalk in Haifa, Dado Beach is a great place to visit any time, day or night. Easily accessible by both bus and train, the beach offers plenty of recreational activities to participate in while the sun is shining. Once the sun goes down, be sure to step into the beach’s promenade for delicious food and drink. It’s family friendly with a toddler pool and has facilities for the handicapped.


Student Beach

Haifa’s southernmost beach borders the Atlit army base, but that doesn’t stop the fun. This beach is home to a number of extreme sports enthusiasts. The waters are filled with jet skis, windsurfers and kite surfers, all looking for a good time. The beach does not have lifeguard supervision.


The Quiet Beach

Like its name suggests, the Quiet Beach is a wonderful place to visit if you’re looking for some peace and quiet. The beach actually gets its name from the calm waters and excellent swimming conditions. In fact, many visitors consider these waters akin to a swimming pool. The beach has restaurants and places to sit in the shade. However, visitors should be aware that the beach has separate days for men and women. 

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Meridian Beach

This lovely beach is not only a great place to swim, but it is open to pets as well. The beach has a breakwater feature, creating a shallow water area that is perfect for small children to play in.


Dor Habonim Beach

Located just south of Haifa, the Dor Habonim beach nature reserve is a breathtaking treasure. The water is crystal clear, and lucky visitors can see fish swimming past. There are a number of bays and inlets to explore in the area, with walking trails and campgrounds in the area. Visitors with small children and weak swimmers should be aware that there aren’t any lifeguards at Dor Habanim Beach.


Whether you’re visiting Israel, or a local looking for a place to spend the day, there is plenty to do on Israel’s north coast. And if you’re looking for a way to get there, consider renting a car for your travels. 


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