Beit Yanai Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Israel. I like it because it is a versatile beach. Besides the sea and the beach, there are different things you can do. For example, frequently there are many kite surfers in this area. The colorful kites make a great photography subject. Moreover, some surfers would be glad if you photographed them.
Furthermore, Alexander Stream meets the sea at Yanai beach. At that point, the water level is usually low. And many birds using this fact to hunt for fish. Thus, if you a bird watcher or animal photographer this could be a great spot too.
Moreover, if you a looking for a place for a sleepover, then there is Bet Yanai Beach campsite (more info about the campsite can be found here).
Map of the area:
Winter Visit At Beit Yanai Beach
Update: As of March 2018, the parking at Beit Yanai is free. This refers to day parking. If you would like to stay for a night, then it is still paid. (I saw this notification at many different places online, here is the notification made by Hefer regional council).
The beach is usually clean and quiet, probably because the Israel Parks and Nature Authority run it. Also, you can camp overnight, and there are reasonably decent facilities, including restrooms, showers and fish restaurant.
It is usually a quiet beach if you do not come during the swimming season (summer). But on another occasion, we arrived towards the end of summer. And we did this since we wanted to visit the Sand Sculptures Competition.
Sand Sculptures Competition At Beit Yanai Beach
Unfortunately, I forgot our kite at home. And I did not want to start building sand sculptures with photo gear next to me. These were the two options my daughter wanted. So I bought a kite. As you can see, they were not cheap, most priced at 70 NIS, but we will probably make use of it in the future as well.
Overall, Beit Yanai Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Israel. Moreover, you can visit it not only during the summer. Besides swimming, you can hike, go bird watching or even joining the Sand Sculptures Competition. Which by the way was a little disappointing and for the future, I would suggest going to Sand Sculptures Competition in a big city like Tel Aviv or Haifa (hoping the more people there will be, the higher the level of the work will be).
Have you ever visited Beit Yanai Beach? Tell us about your experience in the comments below.
That’s all for today and I’ll see you in future travels!
Here are several resources that I created to help travelers:
- Israel Trip Planner is the page that will help you to create your perfect travel route.
- National Parks And Nature Reserves page lists and put all national parks on the map. There is also a top list, information about ticket types and campsites.
- If you are looking for things to do, here are the pages for Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa, Sea Of Galilee, and Makhtesh Ramon.
- Wondering what events are there in Israel? Here is the Events And Festivals By Season guide.
And if you have any questions then check out Useful Information For Tourists To Israel.