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AlbertoS59
Sardinia, Italy72 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
On the small promontory next to the Al Fanar Restaurant & The lighthouse still stands a cosy beaut lighthouse, named Al-Fanar , for me the symbol of Tyre, not the hippodrome nor the columns stretching out into the sea at Al Mina.
It was built around 1912, perhaps on top of an existing building dating from 1860,
It is as white as milk and overlooks a the sea that is often rough, almost as if it were challenging the waves.
Opposite, there is a small restaurant where you can have a healthy fattouche and a beer in the shade of the lighthouse.
Written March 25, 2021
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BrendaExplorer
Didcot, UK57 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
Tyre offers a long stretch of beach that welcomes everyone. Easy access off a main road, with parking only 3000 Lebanese lira (about $2) per car. There is parking available along the main road for free. There are vendors in the parking area selling beach gear such as inflatables.

During season (April--Sept) there are numerous casual café/restaurants set up where you can enjoy the typical Lebanese menu, including fresh fish. Most serve alcoholic beverages. Seating is both under the main straw canopy at picnic tables, and also at umbrella-covered tables stretching out toward the sea. People routinely mix buying and bringing their own food. Nargiles are commonplace. These cafes also provide showers and toilets, though they are unsurprisingly small and sandy. But they are generally kept clean.

The sand is fairly soft when you first walk toward the sea, but soon becomes packed and firm--perfect for walking or running. You will find both singles and families enjoying every beach style activity: throwing frisbees, kicking around balls, building sand castles, strolling, running, collecting shells, and of course swimming. There are also a couple stands renting kayaks. Stunning sunsets nightly.

Visitors will find that everyone is welcome. Young or old, male or female, single or family, local or tourist. Women wear anything from bikinis to hijab swimsuits. Most men wear typical swim trunks, though a few wear speedos. Beach attire is not an issue. Everyone is there to enjoy the beach experience.

The water is clean and moderate in temperature. Some days the water is smooth, with just rolling movement. Other days the waves can be frequent, forceful and choppy. Most days it is somewhere in between, just small to medium waves. There can be a strong current on any day, so (as with any beach) swimmers should be smart and know their own strength in the water. There are lifeguards on duty, but visitors should swim smart. When the surf is too intense, there is ample room for wading in the shallow area. And unlike some Lebanese beaches, there are no rocks in the water, just soft sand bottom. Jellyfish can, every now and then, be an issue, usually around July. If they are in the water, though, you are sure to be warned by seeing them washed up on the shore as well. Many swimmers are undaunted at the possibility of a jellyfish sting, but sensitive visitors may want to google local news reports before planning a trip.

The reason for my giving 4 instead of 5 stars is the rubbish. Sadly, it is a problem throughout Lebanon, with some areas worse than others. Particularly the southernmost end of Tyre’s beach is blighted by careless visitors leaving their picnic rubbish behind. And by smokers dropping their cigarette butts in the sand. And by others flicking a bottle cap in the sand. There are numerous bins for rubbish, so really there is no excuse. The areas near the cafes are fairly well looked after by staff, but as you walk further south, the evidence of irresponsibility increases. It gets cleaned up eventually, but it is sad that it needs to be.
Written October 30, 2018
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THOMASFROMDAMASCUS
Damascus, Syria3,854 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
The Tyre Beach is located just outside the Old City of Tyre. The original meaning of Tyre is ‘rock’ and rocks are very evident when you walk along the Tyre Seaside Corniche. You see many outcroppings of rock all along the Tyre Beach and standing on top of these rocky projections or ledges are many fishermen with their long fishing poles!
Facing the Tyre Beach Corniche there are a few small B&B’s; small hotels and coffee houses. To the southern end of the Tyre Beach you can find several old Roman archeological sites which have nicely preserved Roman mosaic floors.
If you really want to relax I strongly suggest that you visit the Tyre Beach while visiting the other famous sites within the city. You will not be sorry…
Written May 6, 2019
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SandraFAHED
Beirut, Lebanon111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Family
I have visited most of all beaches in Lebanon this is one of the best. This beach is so clean so blue you feel like you are not in Lebanon. Must go
Written May 18, 2017
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Nermin A
Baku, Azerbaijan31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
First time we went to the north of Lebanon and the beaches are mostly rocky there. But Tyre beach was amazing. If you travel by car, the entrance fee to parking area is 3000 Lebanese pound. There are plenty of small cafes where you can find very tasty and nice food, beverages, shisha. Prices are same like in Beirut. Water is warm and clean. Area was also clean.
Written June 9, 2019
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TravelBuddy411
Washington DC, DC49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Friends
We took a bus from Beirut to Tyre and spent the day wandering around the Souks, seeing the Christian quarter, and some of the ruins. Then we took a taxi to the public beach--it was amazing. Not crowded at all, plenty of tables, beach chairs, umbrellas, and a row of shacks that bring out drinks and food for you. They also have small changing rooms/toilets/showers for you to use, plus the staff is really nice! It was a family beach, lots of shisha, and very clean. Super easy to spend a lazy afternoon with friends. Heading back into town it's easy to grab a taxi on the main road. Definitely worth a visit!
Written September 26, 2016
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E.R.
Harrow, UK146 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Friends
Tyre beach is one of the only of two in Lebanon to be unpolluted. Having said that - you will (sadly) see plastic and rubbish floating in the sea, most likely due to the huge quantities of people that arrive throughout the day. There are some decent, more quiet spots however, and you can pick your own shaded tables for a small fee. I recommend going early to avoid the crowds, so you can enjoy the wonderful warm water in peace.
Written September 2, 2018
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Hagop H
7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Family
Reading some reviews, we were worried that the people won’t be welcoming, or there would be no tables, chairs, or shares, but we decided to go and explore.

People were very welcoming, beach was clean, tables, chairs, umbrella shades, food and beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) were available (kiosk 14). I have attached some images that might help.

Also, you can take in anything you want (food/beverages), and pay $10 for a table for four and enjoy the whole day. Generally, prices were reasonable (table with shade and 4 chairs:$10, food around $6 per person, snacks/beverages averaging around $3/person).

There were many people, but you won’t feel that it’s crowded because the place is huge. (We went on a friday, might be different over the weekend)

It was a bit windy (but sunny) the day we went, so we couldnt swim much, but in general, it’s a good place to spend the whole day with family. I wont go there though just for swimming as there are closer places to beirut that are better for that purpose.
Written June 30, 2018
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Aytou
42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Friends
I never knew Lebanon still had such an amazing free beach!!
A rare gem in this beautiful country.
The beach is one of the cleanest in the country and the water crystal clear.
Very well managed, the restaurants are aligned beside each other at a very respectful distance from the water.

A wonderful place to swim and have a good time with your friends or family.

Tyre offers much more than just the free beaches, it is one of the most ancient cities of the world with so many historical attractions to visit.

MUST SEE
Written June 26, 2016
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Nardeen S
Beirut, Lebanon49 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Couples
Tyre Beach is one of my favorite, firstly because it is sandy, and second because it's clean. However not always, because often the wind carries some garbage from other areas to the shore.
June and September are the best time to swim in Tyre Beach, after the Jelly fish season is over.
Written July 30, 2015
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