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“Disappointing”

Amman Tourist Beach
Ranked #26 of 69 Tours in Amman
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London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2012

For 16JD I would expect much more, the beach is not very nice. There are some seats and metal frames (tables?) on the beach which are very old and dirty. At the time that I went, which was first thing in the morning, the showers and changing rooms were dirty.

Overall, the beach is functional, mine was a flying visit between Aqaba and the Israeli border, so it got the job done. However, if you find or hear about a better beach then by all means go to that one.

Visited May 2012
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“Amman BeachTourism Resort, Restaurant & Pools = 16 JD”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2012

The complex has swimming pools, restaurant, restrooms and changing rooms.
Tower costs 1 JD - bring your own. The lunch buffet is 12 JD.

Visited September 2011
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Istanbul, Turkey
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“Good place for a quick swim & go”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2012

If you just want to experience floating in the Dead Sea without paying exorbitant day use fees at resorts, Amman Beach is a good option. 16JD will get you through the door, and they have freshwater (cold) showers so you can rinse the salt off. They have basic but sufficient amenities if you just want to experience swimming in the Dead Sea for an hour or two on your way. I would not recommend spending more than a half a day at the Dead Sea anyways.

Visited March 2012
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Turku, Finland
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409 reviews
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“By taxi from Amman”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2012

If you want to have a swim in the Dead Sea in Jordan you have three options; stay in one of the luxory resorts along the Northern shore, pay the entrance fee to the Amman Beach or do it for free more or less anywhere else. The resorts accept day visitors, but it's still more expensive then Amman Beach, which charge 16 JD (20€) per person. Amman Beach may be the best option as you don't want to access the sea from the free beaches and reamain salty for the rest of the day as there's no showers in those places. Well, said that, Amman Beach is the best option if you just want to spend a few hours by the lake feeling how it feels to float like a cork, There's separate changing rooms for men and women, which is included in the entrance fee, but you pay extra for towels and lockers. The beach itself is not more than 50 meters and you go down there just to have the dip in the sea. There's usually someone selling mud from a bucket by the beach, so you can cover yourself and get healed.... After the dip in the Dead Sea and a shower, you can relax by the fresh water pools.There's a couple of stalls selling coffee and softy drinks. There's also a popular restaurant serving a buffet lunch (approx 12 JD) and it can really be recommended as it's a good way to get to know local specialities. If you don't have your own vechicle, you can easily get a taxi from Amman. Expect to pay not more than 35 JD for the trip, which included a 2-3 hour waiting time. The driver gets into the area for free and most probably gets a free coffee for bringing your there....

Visited March 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“A small patch of sand with a couple of pools”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2012

I was not too impressed with the Amman beach even though I had an enjoyable experience swimming in the sea. I visited mid-March 2012 and had no issues with flies or bugs. Entry was 16JD, towels and locker keys (from the unmarked dark wooden shack) were an additional 1.5JD each + deposit.

There are two large unheated pools in addition to the beach. The beach is fairly rocky with some sand but there are numerous plastic pool chairs for use. It and the water was mostly clean of trash. 19JD with towel and locker seemed pretty expensive for a small rocky beach with rundown change and bathroom facilities. Avoid the male showers and use the outdoor ones instead.

Visited March 2012
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