The north Tel Aviv beaches are now easily accessible by foot and by bike thanks to the opening of a new bridge between the Reading power station and Tel Baruch beach. The bridge also makes it possible to ride your bike or even walk from the Tel Aviv Port all the way to Herzliya Pituach.
The bike path runs along side the Sde Dov airport on one side and the almost untouched beaches of Tel Baruch. There’s a parking lot at the northern end of the Tel Baruch beach but as we know most people are lazy and won’t walk 10 minutes south from the where they left their car. It is well worth the walk. The beach is beautiful although there’s no lifeguard service. Kids will enjoy watching the planes land and takeoff from the airport.
The bike path continues north and a little inland before you pass the Gush Hagadol and Azorei Chen developments. Just past the Sea and Sun complex is the entrance to the Hof Tsuk, Tel Aviv’s perfect beach. This is Tel Aviv’s only beach that has an entrance fee. During the beach season Tel Aviv residents (you must have a valid resident’s card on you) are admitted free while others pay between 6-9 NIS depending if it’s a weekday or weekend. In the Sea and Sun complex there’s Sitara for breakfast but down on beach is Cafe Mona, the beach hangout for a light meal overlooking the sand. Approximate round trip from the Tel Aviv Hilton to Hof Tzuk by bike is 14 km, about an hour round trip.
Mona Beach, Hof Tsuk
If you have the energy you can jump back on your bike and head north on the gravel road (right off the parking lot ) for another 15 minutes, the Herzylia Marina is yet another stop for coffee or caloric intake.
Bike rentals in Tel Aviv are available at Ofun at the corner of Ben Yehuda and Nordau or at Cycle on Ben Yehuda just north of Alozoroff.
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