Ashdod Beach – Visitors Guide

Ashdod is the fifth-largest city in Israel. It is located in the Southern District of the country, on the Mediterranean coast, about 30 km south of Tel Aviv. Ashdod Beach is one of the bigger and the less used ones. Due to this fact, we sometimes go for a swim at Ashdod Beach.

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Ashdod has one of the longest sea shores, and as far as I remember, 13 km of sand and sea. Despite the efforts of local authorities to convert it into a tourist location, so far, it was not successful. Thus, the most population on the beach is local. Also, if you come by car, there is ample free parking.

Ashdod Beach
Ashdod Beach

Ashdod is an important regional industrial center. The Port of Ashdod is Israel’s largest port, accounting for 60% of the country’s imported goods.

Ashdod Port
Ashdod Port

But, what most people don’t know is that Ashdod is one of the oldest in the world. The first documented settlement dates to the Canaanite culture of the 17th century BCE. Also, Ashdod is mentioned 13 times in the Bible. During its history, the city was settled by the Philistines, Israelites, Byzantines, Crusaders, and Arabs.

Here is a small taste:

Ashdod Beach
Ashdod Beach
Ashdod Port
Ashdod Port

That’s all for today. Stay Tuned!

For additional attractions nearby, see the interactive map.


Additional Resources

Here are several resources that I created to help travelers: And if you have any questions then check out Useful Information For Tourists To Israel.  
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