I think that it’s time for you and I to take a well earned break from the trials and tribulations of Israeli politics and head down to Tel Aviv beach at the height of summer.

The beach is packed in some places and pleasantly sparsely populated in others. Let’s start our saunter through the beach at Bograshov Beach and stroll up North towards the ‘Namal’ or the port which marks the Northernmost point of my Tel Aviv travels.

Of course there was no shortage of sunbathers enjoying their weekend, Ivrit mixed freely with French and English and Russian as everyone comes out to enjoy the sun.

 

 The beach is the perfect place to be seen and the best place to play with the kids…

 The sunbeds and umbrellas were packed with frolicking sunbathers having fun as I walked North along the beach, this pic was taken on Gordon Beach.

 These girls found the perfect way to cool down without getting too sandy

 And of course what would the beach be without Bat and Ball?

At the very end of the beach I came across these guys relaxing by their boards.

A little further on and the dock for all of these small boats insisted on being photographed.

 Windsurfing might be a good idea too…

This is the beach in front of the Hilton Hotel, filled with all of the beautiful people.

  

 Gotta love this view!!!

 Loved it so much that I had to add a couple of pics of it!

 2 girls relax on the rocks, watching their friends swim. 

 Everyone knows the best waves are at the northernmost beach…right?

This is one tourist more interested in following his master than getting wet!

 The religious beach means that everyone can enjoy the weather, the sea and the sun in their own way.

Another picture of a sail boat because…well why not?

 Usually the ‘Namal’ or port area is bustling but in the late afternoon period when everyone (even in hedonistic Tel Aviv) is getting ready for Shabbat to come in the footfall is slightly less than usual, though these people don’t seem to mind. 

 The end of the Namal is marked by the funnels of the power station.

This seems like a fitting final stop, I hoped you enjoyed your tour of the beach, don’t get too used to it, Sunday we’re going back to work!