Tel Aviv's Gordon Beach
Photo: Yaron Brener
Tel Aviv ranked among top 10 beach cities
National Geographic refers to Israeli metropolis as 'Miami Beach on the Med.' Other cities on list include Nice, Honolulu and Barcelona
VIDEO – National Geographic has released its list of the top 10 beach cities in the world and has accredited Tel Aviv as number nine. The top five cities were, in order: Miami Beach, Nice, Honolulu, Cape Town and Barcelona.


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For tourists and residents alike, the Tel Aviv beach is a staple in Israel, a popular destination, particularly on Saturdays, where people can relax, take in the sun, drink red bull and eat Bamba (Israeli peanut snack).


"Call it Miami Beach on the Med. Tel Aviv is the Dionysian counterpart to religious Jerusalem. In the 'bubble,' as it’s known for its inhabitants’ tendency to tune out regional skirmishes, some restaurants, discos, and clubs are open until dawn," the National Geographic said.


The city's Gordon Beach, one of the most renowned beaches in the area, was mentioned by name in the list.


“By day, the scene shifts to the city’s promenade and eight miles of beach literally steps from town. Head to wide and sandy Gordon Beach to sit in a seaside cafe or take a dip in the saltwater pool.”


Tel Aviv was also recently mentioned in a top 10 beach list compiled by an LGBT website, listing Hilton Beach in the top 10 gay beaches in the world.


Reprinted with permission from Shalom Life



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