Eilat attractions

Top Choice Dive Site in Eilat

Coral Beach Nature Reserve

The crystal-clear waters of this 1km-long reserve are the best place on the Israeli Red Sea coast for snorkelling. Access to the reef wall is by two wooden footbridges and one swim lane; snorkelling areas are marked…
Wildlife Reserve in Eilat

International Birding & Research Center in Eilat

Hundreds of millions of migrating birds pass through Eilat twice a year as they fly between Europe and Africa. The best place to spot them is this lakeside centre, situated 6km northeast of town; from the Yitzhak Ra…
Aquarium in Eilat

Underwater Observatory Marine Park

The stand-out feature of this aquarium complex, hugely popular with families, is the observatory, which takes you 12m below the surface of the Red Sea into the living reef for a scuba diver's view of the fish and co…
Beach in Eilat

North Beach

Pebbly North Beach and its promenade are often very crowded – for some people, that's one of the main draws. This is by far the most popular place in Eilat to see and be seen. The promenade's restaurants, cafes and …
Beach in Eilat

Dolphin Reef Eilat

This privately run beach is famous for its abundant shade trees, free-range peacocks and resident pod of semi-wild bottlenose dolphins. Originally from the Black Sea, the dolphins can be observed from floating piers…
Gardens in Eilat

Botanical Garden of Eilat

Planted with more than 1000 different types of tropical trees, plants and bushes from around the world, this lovely, privately run botanical garden (it began as a plant nursery) features a stream, waterfalls, walkin…
Museum in Eilat

Eilat Museum

Tells the fascinating history of Israel's Red Sea outpost. Exhibits cover the capture of Eilat in 1949 and include some great photos of the city's pioneers in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. Shows several films, most in…
Beach in Eilat

Village Beach

Situated just north of Coral Beach, this section of South Beach has free umbrellas, clean water for snorkelling and a bar hosting loud parties during summer.
Beach in Eilat

Dekel Beach

Wedged between the port and the naval base about 1.5km south of the city centre, Dekel is less crowded than North Beach and is a popular snorkelling spot.