From north to south, the Coastal Plain can be roughly divided into three groups of cities:
Tel Aviv area
Southern Coastal Plain
- Rishon LeZion
- Ramla - the only town in Israel founded by the medieval Arab empires. It includes the White Mosque
The Sharon is the part of the coastal plain located north of Tel Aviv. It is famous for its orange groves, some of which are now being replaced by new housing developments.
Almost all of the Sharon has publicly accessible beaches. But as usual, don't swim without a lifeguard. The swimming season is usually between June and September, and lifeguards are only available during this season.