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Haifa Beaches - information and locations

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Visiting Haifa Beaches – Haifa's list of attractions


On the three sides of Haifa washed by the blue Mediterranean Sea, there are three magnificent golden beaches. You can spare a whole day for resting at the seaside and takeing in the beautiful Haifa pictures. Try to start with a morning run along the Bat Galim promenade or on the sands of the Carmel Beach. Then you can relax having a breakfast in a café overlooking the seaside. At night you can plunge into the water of one of well-tended Haifa beaches or do windsurfing on the smooth waters of the Haifa Bay.
If you love scuba diving, explore our underwater archaeological sites. And finish your day looking at a romantic sunset and cooling yourself with a cocktail or a piece of watermelon at one of many restaurants or cafés near the beaches.
At the seaside you can look at the picturesque slopes of Haifa. Ships regularly set out from the Kishon port for a cruise. Cruising on a ship you can see that its view of Haifa and Mount Carmel are no less beautiful than the view of the seaside from the top of the Mount Carmel.

Information on Haifa Beaches

Kiryat Haim Beach

The beach is famous for its gardens growing along its boardwalk, as well as its stalls, buffets, square for summer recreation events, benches, and places for barbeque.
Location: The western part of Kiryat-Haim.
Access: From the North through Truman Avenue and Kiryat Yam. Or from the East through Daganiya Avenue.
Lifeguard stations: There are three lifeguard stations along the beach.

Bat Galim Beach

The beach is famous for its gardens growing along its wooden boardwalk, bars, a free parking, benches, sitting places, playgrounds, and sports facilities. Its breakwater allows one to swim in more calm water. The beach is near the Haifa Bay, and usually the sea here is calm regardless of the breakwater. It suits for almost everyday swimming.
The boardwalk is located along Pinchas Margolin Street, west of Bat Galim Avenue. It offers plenty of cafés and restaurants, surfing and diving clubs. Tourists can watch surfers and windsurfers, because this area is good enough for sea sports.
Location: The northern part of Bat Galim district and along Pinchas Margolin Street starting from the Naval Base and to the cable-way, where a windsurfing pier stands.
Access: The eastern entrance is from HaAliya HaShniya Street. You need to cross Charles Lutz Street and go along the wall of the Naval Base. The western entrance is from HaAliya HaShniya Street through Bat Galim Avenue.
Lifeguard stations: There are three lifeguard stations along the beach.

Carmel Beach

The beach is famous for its gardens growing along its wooden boardwalk, beach bars and restaurants, playgrounds (at the passage and at Carmel Beach Hotel), a free parking south of the beach, sitting places, playgrounds, and sports facilities. The breakwater partly protects one from waves.
Location: West of Neve David district, near Carmel Beach Towers.
Access: The southern entrance is west of the the Haifa mall intersection. You need to go through Andrey Sakharov Street laying to the west from Derekh HaYam intersection (through Carmel Beach, along David Eleazar Street). The northern entrance is (for the vehicles under 2.2 meters high) is through the “Maxim” gas station.
Public transport: All the buses stop on the highway by Neve David district or Carmel Beach center according to the Eggeds’ schedule. Additionally, jitneys will take you to the foot-bridge at Haifa-Tel Aviv highway. Then you can go out from Neve David district and go down the steps right into the beach.

Dado Zamir Beach

The beach is famous for its gardens growing along its wooden boardwalk, beach bars and restaurants, playgrounds (around the pass and at Carmel Beach Hotel), benches,  a free parking to the south from the beach, places for relaxation, a dance pavilion, amphitheatre for summer performances, places for sports and recreation, and a paddling pool.
There is a long promenade from the southern edge of the Dado Beach to the northern edge of Carmel Beach. On Saturdays you can come and look at the inhabitants dancing till one drops during the Israeli folk dance competitions. Spring and summer at 18:00. Autumn and winter at 11:00.
Access: The southern entrance is west of the the Haifa mall intersection. You need to go through Andrey Sakharov Street laying to the west from Derekh HaYam intersection (through Carmel Beach, along David Eleazar Street). The northern entrance is (for the vehicles under 2.2 meters high) is through the “Maxim” gas station.
Lifeguard stations: There are four lifeguard stations along the beach.
Transportation: All buses arrive at the central bus station near Carmel Beach according to Egged’s schedule. Railroad: any train that arrives at Hof HaKarmel (Shaul Raziel) station.
For the disabled people: The places for disabled people are in the northern part of Dado beach, near the northern live-saving station number 1. They are equipped with special parking places, special shower rooms and public toilets, and plenty of ramps for the disabled for easy access to and exit from the beach.

Shikmona Beach

It is a very narrow beach. It is located on a very rough and low cliff touched by water. The water washes its abrasive and rough sand. Shikmona mound and the sea below contain archaeological artifacts. Besides, opposite the shore, there is a natural reserve of sea organisms.
How to get there: By the earth road from Bat Galim or Maxim restaurant suitable for any car.

The Southern Dado Beach (or, the Southern Beach)

The southern Haifa seaside is traditionally known as the Southern Beach. It is situated westwards, on a small sand-hill, and its shore line is full of sand. There are neither lifeguard towers nor stations here.
Access: The access to the beach and its parking is from the east. It sides with the Dado Beach on the eastern side, and with Tirat Karmel from the south.
How to get there: You can get to Hof HaKarmel (Shaul Raziel) railway station and then go along the beach road.

Hof HaShaket (The Calm Beach)


The beach includes a stall and a restaurant, a chargeable parking, shading screens, benches, and sitting places. The breakwater gives partial protection from wave, and usually you can swim here without disturbance. Hof HaShaket is the quietest beach in the country. It is so comfortable that it resembles a swimming pool. It is located in the Haifa Bay area, near the harbor.
There are separate bathing days for men and women here.
Women’s bathing days: Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday.
Men’s bathing days: Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Saturday is for both men and women.
Location:
Behind Rambam Hospital. The entrance is from Heil HaYam Street.
Access: Turn right from Heil HaYam Street, or left turn from HaAliya Street.
Lifeguard stations: There is one lifeguard station on the beach.


Haifa Objects of Note

Baha’i Gardens are one of the most beautiful places in the world. Situated on the Carmel ridge slopes and being the world’s center of Baha’i religion, they are splendid gardens with wondrous fountains and ideally attended alleys. All this magnificence is crowned with the Shrine’s golden dome. You can find here a great variety of exotic flowers and other plants combined with a unique landscape design. 

City Temples and Churches
are indispensable part of Haifa. They are of special interest for tourists. The Orthodox Church of Elijah the Prophet, the Catholic Cathedral of Santa Maria of the Greek Catholic Church, and the Carmelite Stella Maris Monastery, where, according to a Christian tradition, there is the Prophet Elijah’s Tomb are especially interesting.

The German Colony (HaMoshava HaGermanit) situated in the downtown is a neighborhood built in 19th century by the German Christians, who called themselves Templers. This district distinguishes with beautiful stone houses with tiled roofs in accordance with the typical city planning of that time.

The Carmelit is the only Israeli subway. The underground funicular railway allows residents and guests of the city easily move up and down Mount Carmel. After you get out of the highest Carmelit station, you can visit the Haifa Zoo and stroll through Louis Promenade with its magnificent view of the sea.