A Tel Aviv beach © Chris Yunker
Tel Aviv is blessed with almost year-round sunny weather and warm sea temperatures. Its coastline is divided into about ten beaches, all of which have their own appeal. Hilton Beach is best for swimming, while Gordon Beach is popular with tourists and has some good bars and cafes. Backpackers and bohemian types tend to enjoy Drum Beach (where there are frequent evening drumming sessions), and gay travellers will feel especially at home at Atzmaut Beach. Hilton Beach South has some terrific waves for surfers; Givat Aliya Beach's calm waters, shallow ocean pool and children's playground make it a great stop for kids.