THE MEDITERRANEAN COASTLINE
More than one hundred miles of sandy beaches cover the Mediterranean coastline providing almost-year-round swimming, and if not year-round swimming, then almost-year-round water and sun sports are available: windsurfing, jet skiing, sailing, and sunbathing. One of Israel’s finest beaches is Dor, which is near some of Israel’s most spectacular archaeological sites and the country’s only golf course in Caesarea. Some even lightheartedly refer to the golf course as the ‘world’s oldest golf course’ because Caesarea was built by Herod the Great about 25 – 13 BCE.
Along Israel’s northwestern-most tip, descend by cable car to the limestone grottos of Rosh Hanikra, the enchanting tourist site ‘where the sea meets the cliffs’ or enjoy a sweeping panoramic view of Haifa Bay from the top of Mount Carmel. Overnight at a holiday resort in Nahariya with stunning beaches and windsurfing. Visit the ancient city of Akko, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, revealing its dynamic history from the Crusader and Ottoman periods.
Sail along the Mediterranean from Herzliya’s yachting marina and conclude your day at one of the city’s famous luxury hotels. With a multitude of promenades, beachside cafes, restaurants, and more, the Mediterranean coastline is the epitome of beach culture in Israel.