Visit Jaffa explore the North Beach
Explore Jaffa |the north beach
At the coastline where Jaffa and Tel Aviv meet there is an amazing beach. With an extraordinary seascape view, this is a great spot to relax and enjoy the surroundings. In this post, I would like to share a piece of important information about the beach and the entire area.
In Tel Aviv, there are about 13 bathing beaches and only one of them is in Yafo, in the south area at The Haleeya Beach (חוף העלייה) next to former prime minister Shimon Peres Peace Institute. Here in the north even though it's considered Tel Aviv beach, we have this amazing sandy beach just before the harbor bay.
The beach itself is next to Charles Clore Park and this is why you can enjoy sitting above on the green grass or going down the stairs to the sandy beach, it’s up to you.
This atmosphere is very calm and the population is versatile from yoga lessons, dogs running free, and some of Israel's best surfers.
It’s called in a few names, but they all refer to this place: Charles Clore after a Jewish-British philanthropist, West coast beach, and Alma beach.
Main Travel Information
It's comfortable to reach with a car to the nearest parking lot and it's less crowded than Tel Aviv center beaches. At the north end there is The Dolphinarium structure which was a sea mammals aquarium and closed in 1985 and will be destroyed in the near future. Next to it is South Yafo Bay and the seaport. From the east there is the old renovated Tel Aviv railway station, which in the past was linked up to Jerusalem and now it’s a lively shopping and coffee center.
The south end of the beach is not considered accessible as there is no platform to take you near the water like other beaches in Tel Aviv .In addition, from most places you will need to pass down many stairs. However, If you will come from the northern side of Tel-Aviv Dolphinarium, there is a special handicap chair waiting for you.
In order to keep the calm atmosphere, You can’t light a fire or throw a loud party here.
You can hire chairs and sun shades.
At the north end there is a lifeguard station, please pay attention to the rules and enter only when allowed.
Call 03-7240344 to ask for assistance regarding wheelchair or for any problem.You can also call and leave a good feedback.
What Do We Need To Bring?
Bring a good hat, sandals or flip flops and if you plan to stay and explore Jaffa bring some good shoes or sandals.
Don’t forget sunscreen and sun-glasses.
Begin to Explore
The beach is approachable from two directions: One is by walking south from the Delphinium beach, you can walk on the beach itself or from the street higher level on an accessible hiking trail. At the end of the route you will notice the stairs that lead directly to the beach, use these stairs and walk down to the beach. A yellow sandy beach will welcome you. The sand strip is wide enough for everyone.
Next to the harbor bay on the southwestward, you will notice a concrete wall along the east which creates the upper promenade. This spot is great both to capture Jaffa on the South and also Tel-Aviv Beaches and luxury hotels.
Best Photos & Spots
Jaffa Beach is heaven for people who love to take beautiful photos. Some of our best shooting opportunities spots, listed in the image gallery below with specific instructions to make it clear as possible. You may need to walk for a while, but it’s a great view in almost every weather.
Charles Clore Park
Built on the ruins of Manshia neighborhood in 1970 and in order to commemorate 100 years of the establishment of Tel-Aviv, the park was created in order to further connect between the city parts. Only at the end of the 90’s the link between Jaffa and Tel Aviv was finalized and people could easily cross Jaffa harbor and by continuous walk reach Tel Aviv.
Eating In The Area
There are a variety of culinary options in Jaffa. Some are next to The Jaffa Clock Tower, flea markt or by short walking to old Jaffa port. If you want to proceed further you can exit to the old renovated railway station, which hold a diversity of eating places and eating choices.
Farther out, well its Tel Aviv. There are many options J
Day Travel At North Of Jaffa
You can enjoy a round trip by walking from the beach to Jaffa clock tower square visiting Raziel street and Jaffa clock tower then go a bit farther to the flea market. It's best to try and avoid the noonday sunshine and remain at the beach in the morning or afternoon.
When walking to the north you can reach to the old train station and discover ancient corners (enter Michal Negrin Gallery and ask about the painting wall), from there only a few minutes and you will see the beautiful and colorful Neve Zedek neighborhood. If you are in Neve Tedek we strongly recommend you to walk to the Carmel market to explore Israeli food and culture and continue walking or biking to Tel-Aviv city center.
If you want to take it easy, go to the seaport and climb the hill up to the old city area.
If you want to go to a local beach and not feeling as a tourist or to avoid overcrowded beaches this is your place. This is also a great starting and ending point for Jaffa and Tel-Aviv tour above the breaking waves.