Tel Aviv's shoreline. (shutterstock) Tel Aviv's shoreline. (shutterstock)
Tel Aviv's shoreline. (shutterstock)
Matkot Tel Aviv beach

Israelis playing the iconic ‘matkot’ ball game on Tel Aviv’s beach. (Yaakov Naumi/Flash 90)

Tel Aviv receives another accolade after being ranked as one of the most attractive sea-front cities in the world.  

Tel Aviv, possibly one of the most vibrant cities on the Mediterranean, joined a prestigious club and was added to yet another “top 10 list.”

The leading Israeli city was ranked in a recent post on the National Geographic website as one of the top 10 oceanfront cities of the world, joining San Diego, Tallinn, St John’s, Marseille, Perth, Brisbane, Durban, Vladivostok and Portland. National Geographic groups these cities together, saying that the “glittering seascapes provide both the backdrop and the beat of these waterfront urban meccas.”

There’s always plenty of action along Tel Aviv’s shoreline. Tel Aviv-Yafo boasts nearly 9 miles and 13 beaches, equipped with lounge chairs, restaurants, bars, outdoor gyms, children’s playgrounds and a lively promenade filled with walkers, joggers or people simply enjoying the view and taking a stroll.

Often referred to as “the city that never sleeps,” Tel Aviv’s coastline boasts dozens of restaurants, cafes and ice-cream parlors busy all day long, while pubs, discos and jazz clubs illuminate the night. Regardless of the hour, there is always something happening on the sea front, from clowns and caricaturists to tattoo artists, hair-braiders, magicians and Israeli folk-dancing, as well as the popular and iconic Israeli paddle-ball game known as matkot.

Tel Aviv has four beaches that are accessible to people with disabilities.

Lifeguard and tourist police services are available during the official bathing season, from May through October. The city’s beaches are well-equipped with changing rooms, showers and toilets.

By: United with Israel Staff

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