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Kalia Beach

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The only public beach without the "SPA" entry fee

This is the one beach available to the public along the northern half of the dead sea. We first spent Fri visiting Jerusalem. On Sat morning, we visited Masada. On the way back I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Ottawa, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Kalia Beach is okay, but very rustic, and you need to bring your own chair, etc. It is also not very clean. Go over to the Jordanian side and stay in one of the five star hotels just across the border if you really want to enjoy the Dead Sea. Also, you will see the sun setting on the Israeli... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is the one beach available to the public along the northern half of the dead sea. We first spent Fri visiting Jerusalem. On Sat morning, we visited Masada. On the way back I wanted to stop at the dead sea. Our choices were - drive further south to Ein Bokek or visit the spa at Ein Gedi. Our colleagues... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Not many places to access the Dead Sea to swim...so you kind of have to stop here if you want to experience floating in the sea. The beach is not great, often crowded and the staff is not very helpful. But it is definitely worth stopping to experience the sea....

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The northernmost Dead Sea beach gets lots of people in winter months and can seem like a kind of scrum. But depending on the day it can be fun and pleasant with friends. Bring towels and things to do (booze maybe); and sit and relax and get the sun by the Dead Sea. As the Dead Sea shrinks the distance... More 

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Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The number of locals must be proof that this beach is the one. It is the most Northern beach on the deadsea. It was a bit pricey to enter, but the facilities are great. Chairs are provided under shaded canopies. The swimming area is clearly demarcated. The mud is great! There are showers, clean ablution facilities, a shop and restaurant.... More 

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Brighton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A must if you want to float in the Dead Sea. It is one of the first beaches that you come to. Although the facilities are basic, there are changing rooms and showers. Once you have had the experience of floating in the Sea, there is are bars, and several souvenir shops to entice you to part with your money... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I was looking for a place to go at the Dead Sea and I was recommended to go to this place. I was a little concerned because we were travelling with our baby daughter and shade was really important. Overall - it was a very nice experience! There's a fee upon entrance, but you get access to the beach, sunbeds... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Place seems a bit rundown. Services are very limited here. The Dead Sea itself was ok but not so much yo actually do. Rub yourself with mud then gloat for a bit. 30 minutes should do it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Floating without effort in a salt lake below sea level is amazing. The place is well organized for tourists. Entry fee costs 50 ILS (~12 USD). Other parts of the Dead Sea are not accessible to tourists, signs say it's forbidden. So you have to choose from a paying option. Kalia beach supposedly is one of the cheaper options. It's... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The first beach on the way down the Dead Sea, this beach offers a small access that is crowded with tour buses and locals. Over priced souvenir shops and a pricey entrance will make me want to try the other beaches in the future. The experience of being perfectly buoyant is an unforgettable experience that is really worth the visit.

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