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LOCATION The Gordon- Frishman Beaches are in the heart of Tel Aviv, the second- largest city in Israel
CITY POPULATION Around 1.1 million
DAYTIME TEMPERATURES: Jan: 64°F (18°C); Apr: 73°F (23°C); Jul: 84°F (29°C); Oct: 82°F (28°C)
The whole of Tel Aviv’s west side is one long beach, facing west over the Mediterranean Sea.
At its northern end is the Tel Aviv Marina and what was, at one stage, the Gordon Swimming Pool, which was famous as a meeting place for Tel Aviv celebrities and other notable figures.
At the southern end is Frishman Beach, where you can rent lounging chairs and umbrellas. At weekends the beach is a gathering place for the city’s young, hip crowd. Slim, suntanned bodies pack the bars, sands, and volleyball courts, and can overwhelm tourists, older locals, and families.
During the week things are much more peaceful. After a day of sun and sand, take a stroll along the boardwalk, choosing a café or restaurant from which to enjoy a spectacular sunset view
Getting There and Around Ben Gurion International Airport is 9 miles (15 km) from Tel Aviv. The beaches are steps away from most hotels.
When to Go Tel Aviv is at its best during summer (May–Sep), when the days are usually dry and hot, but not unbearable.