Israel’s Exotic Beaches and Amazing Sunsets

It has been really tough trying to decide which beach I like best here in Israel. I mean, with the beautiful sunsets, warm clear waters and the soft clean sand, it has been really hard to decide which one I love the most. They are all so exotic!

Since my arrival, I have fallen in love with going for weekend rest at the local beaches. I have found such peace and serenity on the coastal shores which allows me to free my mind and be able to focus and study my Hebrew.

It has become quite a common thing for students from the University of Haifa’s International School to leave after classes with our homework and head to the beach. While there, we can relax, study and enjoy one another’s company, all while taking in the most beautiful sunsets I’ve ever seen.

There are more than 62 miles of sandy beach along the Mediterranean coast here. Also, additional wonderful beach areas are located on the Dead Sea, Sea of Galilee and the Red Sea in Eilat. There are even more beach areas to explore within the city of Tel Aviv.

For the past three weekends, I have been surprised with wonderful trips by three lovely people I have become very close to here at the university, Benjamin, Victoria and Anna. These three have done their best to make my stay here a wonderful adventure, and they have not failed me yet. Each and every time I have been pleasantly surprised by the good food, fine wines and beautiful beach sunsets they have shared with me — not to mention their helpful explanations of the cultures of the inhabits of the surrounding areas.

Along with these three great people, many other younger students here have become like my own children. All are so kind and, when they go out on their adventures, they do their best to try to capture the most wonderful sunset and scenery pictures to allow me to share them with you all back home.

However, the best peace I have found is at the local beaches here in Haifa. With the easy transportation provided by the Carmel Beach Central Bus Station, one can be at any given beach in the local area within 10-15 minutes. Here, we have the choice of going to a place called the Quiet Beach, known for its clean sands and quiet hideaway areas; Bat Galim Beach, known for its beautiful residential areas, rock gardens and clean white sands; Zamir Beach; and, one of my favorites so far, Carmel Beach.

Below is a video of some of the most beautiful beach sunsets, captured by myself and fellow friends and students.

There are those who say that Haifa’s beach areas produce some of the best sunsets ever seen. I have found that this claim is definitely true.

Elizabeth Jones is a transfer student majoring in criminal justice and international security and conflict resolution (ISCOR). She is studying at University of Haifa in Israel for an entire academic year.

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