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Coral Beach Nature Reserve

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With more than 100 types of stony coral and 650 species of fish, this coral reef is an excellent spot for underwater enthusiasts.
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Coral Beach, Eilat, Israel
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very nice place with clean bathrooms and place to take a shower after diving. Beautiful coral and fishes.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Cintia W
Reviewed 5 days ago

It was an interesting experience to swim by the corals and look at fishes. I would recommend taking your snorkelling equipment.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Vytautas S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifull corals, ideal for schnorcheling and diving. I really enjoyed a diving. Best experience from my 2 weeks vacation

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Peter S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The most colorful underwater paradise in Eilat. If you are diving, it is great. You do not have to dive deeply. The most beautiful garden is five meters deep. You can enjoy it by using only a dive mask. You can enjoy it all over...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ieran
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to meet Finding Nemo's cast, you should come here. Soft, sandy beach, breathtaking view.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank aranyanyam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Coral Beach Nature Reserve on December 26th. The weather was partly cloudy and windy but the snorkeling was fine. The facility charges a small entrance fee. We found everything clean and well marked. The bathroom facilities and changing rooms were fine. The piers...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank cricky475
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited 2 times during Xmass-New year. 1st visit on not so sunny day. Water was warmer than air so no problem for snorkeling. Corals are bit too far away from the fence in most of the time. No clear instructions what is allowed and what...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank silenttraveller457
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Coral Beach nature reserve is beautiful and gives an opportunity for diving and snorkelling to view the coral and enjoy its beauty. The beach entry cost and rental of equipment are reasonable and the views are impressive too.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Landboy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I like it so much and I am excited to see it! Only the staff at the entrance is not so kind. The Lady should be Happy to work at this lovely place!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Hagen B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This corall reef the northest corall reef in the World. It has a beautiful fauna, there are lot of colorful fishes, coralls. The beach is clean, neat, because there are entrance fee. It is 35 NIS. There is possibility to rent snorkel equipment for 40...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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October 7, 2018|
Response from Denis_europe | Reviewed this property |
I can’t remember if there is wifi there but there is private beach restaurant 500 meters next to it and they have it . But it was 2 years ago so things might have changed by now . Enjoy your trip .
August 30, 2018|
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Response from Hai_Eats_World | Reviewed this property |
Hi Melanie, you can rent these. If you stay at the coral beach resort you get it for free.
March 25, 2018|
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Response from אוריאל ב | Reviewed this property |
Hi. The water temp in Eilat Coral beach is 22-23 and it's stable all year around. Yes,it worth to spend few hours for diving in Eilat .I'm driving 4 hours each direction,when I come to dive for 2 days.
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glenn d
Oceanside, California
Petra-Eilat snorkel-Jerusalem (7 Replies)
We will be traveling in late August from a 3 night visit to Wadi Rum and Petra in late August. We will be transported to the Aqaba-Eilat border crossing to walk across on a Thursday. I think that we plan to take the 2:15 bus to Jerusalem. There is a later bus also. We would also like to snorkel in the red sea. I have several questions: What time should we plan to be at the border to allow enough time to make the bus, if we have reservations? Does the Coral Beach Nature Reserve always have the...More
July 03, 2014|
Response fromJayeBee3|
The Hebrew page for the Coral Beach Nature Reserve (but perversely not the English one) has an e-mail address, so you could try contacting them directly concerning storage lockers and so on (not something I've ever seen at a National Reserve, I'm afraid). st.almogim@npa.org.il Neither the border crossing to the Central Bus Station or the bus station to the reserve (which is to the south of Eilat the town) are walking distance. Local DEs may be able to advise you about transport options.
Seattle, WA
Revised Israel itinerary (4 Replies)
I wasn't getting too many responses to my post below and after thinking it over, I think we are going to cut Sinai out of the plan. Here is the revised itinerary: Day 1 - arrive Tel Aviv and spend the night Day 2 - Drive up to Caesarea, see Akko, spend the night in Haifa Day 3 - Drive to Tiberias, explore Golan heights, spend night in Tiberias vs Ein Gev kibbutz Day 4 - explore Sea of Galilee, spend night in the area again Day 5 - Drive down to the Dead Sea, see Ein Gedi,...More
January 28, 2008|
Response fromshoshi|
You could go to Bethlehem from Jerusaelm, it is a half day trip. The point is that it is during the celebrations and I would refrain from going there at this time. Also the border might be closed. I hope you have booked your hotels and car or will book them before coming.It is going to be very crowded during that time and it will difficult/impossible to find vacancies.
New City, NY
Snorkeling in Eilat (2 Replies)
Is the Coral Beach Nature Reserve open for snorkeling on Shabbat? If so, can equipment be rented? Thank you!
July 17, 2012|
Response fromVisitIsrael|
Yes, all national parks are open on Shabbat including Coral Beach where and you can rent snorkeling equipment 7 days a week. Chana Israel