You can find a list of the “best beaches in Israel” on many websites. As you come to expect from “Israel by Foot”, our angle is different. We give you the best beaches in Israel that are also a natural gem. You will not find a Bar or Beach beds for hire. But you will find magical picnic spots and scenic beach strips, perfect for a sunset walk.
All the spots described are great destinations all year round. On the summer you have the advantage of a swimming opportunity, however from October-May you will avoid the crowds and enjoy great tranquility.
A very special feature of Israel’s landscape is the richness and variety of its flora, especially wildflowers. Despite Israel’s tiny area, it has about 2500 species, compared with only 1500 species in the British Isles that are more than ten times larger in area. In the period between mid-January and mid-April, wildflowers bloom in a variety of shapes and colors that will amaze and overwhelm your senses. But also, before this period, starting in September and after it up to May you can find wildflowers if you know where to look for them.
The most striking feature of Israel’s landscape is its variety. This small area (Smaller than New Jersey) has the dramatic Negev desert in the South, the Galilee & Golan mountains in the North and many historical and archaeological sites that blend into the natural surroundings.
Israel & Hiking – This pairing of words may sound weird to some of you?? A tiny country without high mountain ridges – attractive for hikers?? Well, read on and see how wrong you are……….
Even if you are not an addict “Birder”, but you are a nature lover visiting Israel, this is something not to be missed!!
Israel is situated on a corridor along one of the world’s most important and busiest migration flyways. Twice a year, more than 500 million birds from 550 species fly over Israel. The entire continent of North America, which is 1,000 times Israel’s size, sees barely twice as many species.
Our Self-Guided Day-hikes along Israel’s Epic Trails.
Israel is blessed with several long-distance Epic Hiking Trails. Most tourist that visit Israel are not up to it, or desire a more varied vacations that includes a mix of activities and attractions rather than a pure hiking vacation. Here at “Israel By Foot” we get that, and therefore we are focused on day-hikes that can be integrated in a “standard” vacation. However, some those are along these Epic trails and can be an excellent way to get the taste of them.