Akko beach as the name suggests is near Acre (Akko). And today we are going to visit the beaches to the South of Akko. Let’s begin!
Note: if you would like to see the comprehensive photographed guide about the city, the check Acre post.
At the south entrance to Akko, you can find two beaches. The northern beach, the one that is closer to the Old Acre, is Argaman beach. And there is also a southern one. It is located near the Rimonim Palm Beach hotel and does not have a name.
Map of the area:
I have visited Argaman Beach several times over the several last years. But have not visited it yet, since its last upgrade.
Note: in many cases, people refer to this beach as Akko beach.
Though there is free parking near the beach, Argaman beach itself is not free. I do not remember the exact prices and have not found online, but it was around 15 NIS per adult. For that entry fee, you can find the basic facilities, like shade sheds, toilets, showers, a kiosk, and a cafe. There is also lifeguard services.
According to Akko municipality, Argaman Beach opening hours are:
April, May: 08:00 – 16:00
June: 08:00 – 17:00
July, August: 08:00 – 18:00
September: 08:00 – 17:00
October: 08:00 – 16:00
To sum up, Akko beach is a lovely sandy beach, and we enjoyed our visits, thus returned on several occasions.
Palm Rimonim Hotel Beach
South to Argaman Beach, near Palm Rimonim Hotel there is another beach. It is a free beach, and I have not seen any facilities there. I have visited it only for photography purposes and never swam there. And now I will show you several photos from there.
I have parked next to Palm Beach Hotel and Country Club (on the south side) and walked around to towards the beach.
Sand dunes with Carmel mountain and Haifa in the background:
The dunes are not high, at about 0.5 a meter. I have taken this photo from a low angle to make them look bigger.
The train that connects the Northern part of Israel with the central one also passes there. Here are the rails with Carmel mountain in the background.
I started by making my way to Nahal (river) Na’aman. It meets the Mediterranean sea several kilometers to the south of Acre. On the spot where Nahal Na’aman flows into the sea, there are usually many birds. That is true not only for this river but for others as well (for example Alexander river). I guess the reason is that the rivers are not big. They are quite shallow in the meeting point. And this gives the birds a good opportunity for fishing.
Catching last sun rays for the day:
I would not suggest continuing further to the South, as it gets dirtier. Moreover, if you are looking for a place to swim, then do it only in areas where lifeguards available. And in this case, it is to the north of Nahal Na’aman.
Then I walked back towards Acre.
There are many seagulls in this area. But in Israel, they are much smaller than their European cousins. In Israel seagulls roughly the size of a dove, while on some countries (Norway for example) seagulls are about the same size as a chicken.
Another view of Acre:
And here is a wider view that I shot while standing not far from Nahal Na’aman. The building on the far right is Palm Rimonim Hotel. And on the left, you can barely see Akko’s old city and port.
Acre’s old city at dusk:
Argaman beach, AKA Akko beach is the popular one. And most people choose it. If you are on a very tight budget, then the beach near Palm Rimonim Hotel is for you. Just keep in mind there are no (or very limited) facilities there.
To find more about birds in Israel visit birds category.
Have you ever been to Akko beach? Tell us about your experience in the comments below.
That’s all for today, and I’ll see you in future travels!