Beit Yanai Beach, Israel

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Beit Yanai

North Coast

Aqua waves lash the shore of this long sandy beach, equidistant between Tel Aviv and Haifa (30 minutes by car). With free showers and toilets, a patrolled swimming area and a couple of snack stands, it's well equipped for idle or active visits. It's also an excellent spot to watch surfers and kite-flyers challenge the wind and waves.

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