The Dead Sea is perhaps best known, and deservedly so, for its salty waters. They are a huge tourist attraction and something that many visitors to the area want to experience at least once. However, you cannot visit the Dead Sea without also visiting the beaches. There are a variety of beaches surrounding the salty waters, each offering something slightly different. Before you plan your holiday, read the following article and choose a hotel located close to your preferred beach.
Zohar Hot Springs Beach
The Zohar Hot Spring Beach is one of the southern beaches surrounding the Dead Sea. It is free to visit, has a wide shoreline, and plenty of shades to keep you comfortable during the day. Lifeguards patrol the area, making it a good choice for families with children, and there is also a refreshment stand so you do not need to worry about taking a pack-up. Freshwatershowers, changing rooms, and restrooms are within easy reach of the beach.
Ein Gedi Beach
Located in the central area of the Dead Sea, Ein Gedi is a luxury beach resort for people of all ages. While sinkholes have, in the past, made this beach inaccessible, visitors can head to the Ein Gedi Spa Resort where there is a private beach, as well as tons of luxury amenities. Enjoy spa treatments, sulfurpools, a natural mud area, swimming pools, and a restaurant. There is an entrance fee to visit this private beach, but it is more than worth it.
Ein Bokek Beach
Another southern beach, Ein Bokek Beach is located right next to the Dead Sea’s hotel strip, and as such, is one of the most popular beaches in the area. Relax by the super salty water, or treat yourself to some natural black mud. This beach can be enjoyed year-round and is suitable for people of all ages. Take advantage of the lifeguard services, showers and restrooms, snack bar, and barbecue grills. You can even visit the Solarium, which offers a variety of skin care treatments and therapies.
Located in the northern area, on the Israel side, Mineral Beach was named after the hot sulfurspring pools that remain at a consistent 39oc all year round. Mineral Beach is a ‘declared beach’, which means it has to abide by several standards as set forth by the Israeli Government. All of the pools are licensed and have regular safety inspections, and there are lifeguards on duty. The atmosphere at Mineral Beach is relaxed and calming, making it a popular choice forthose who enjoy yoga as well as those who enjoy massage treatments. It is the ideal place for rest and relaxation and has plenty of amenities in line with this vibe.
No matter where you are staying, you are sure to find a beach that meets your needs at the Dead Sea. Before traveling, make sure to check out the openings and closures at DeadSea.com, as some beaches in the area can be closed without much warning. Wherever you visit, we hope you have a great time.