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Israeli North Coast

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The North Coast of Israel extends along the Mediterranean Sea shoreline for 40 km, from the Carmel Range to Rosh Haniqra on the Israeli border with Lebanon, and inland across the coastal plain for 6 km until it reaches the hills of the Upper Galilee. It is a relatively isolated and tranquil region of great natural beauty, great opportunities for outdoor fun and full of historical and cultural interest. The "Bahá’i Holy Places in Haifa and the Western Galilee" in the region have been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.


Akko Walls & Church
Haifa Shrine and Port
  • Haifa – Israel's third largest city, main port and industrial city.
  • Akko – A historical city on the far north coast of Israel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a pilgrimage site for the Bahá'ís.
  • Nahariyya – the northern terminus of the coastal railway line. Boasts the crusader Montfort Castle.
  • Zikhron Ya'akov – A romantic town on the southern end of the Carmel Range, overlooking the Mediterranean.

Other destinations[edit]

  • Achziv – known for the Achziv National Park, an archaeological site 15 km north of Akko, next to Nahariyya.
  • Carmel Range – a small yet diverse region of hills just south-east of Haifa
  • Kibbutz Lohame Hageta'ot
  • Rosh Haniqra – a dazzlingly white coastal rock cliff formation, close to the Lebanese border


Most people speak Hebrew but many residents also speak Arabic, even English and so much more. The people of Israel are very good at understanding other people's accents. Because it is such a diverse state in language and even religions (surprising to some), the people have to be able to communicate with everyone so they get used to listening to and hearing other accents from their own.

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Get around[edit]

Israel's main train line serves the cities along the coast.

By road, you should take highways 2 (south of Haifa) or 22 (north of Haifa) which are motorways, or highway 4 which is a more local road.



  • Sea to Sea hike from the Mediterranean Sea to the Sea of Galilee. A 3-4 day hike, and a pleasant way to experience the Upper Galilee.




Not much remote accommodation. Have a look at the main cities to find a place to stay.

  • 1 Beezet Beach (camping) (Betset) (just 1.5 km south of Rosh Haniqra). Not accessible in summer, but September to April. There are even some parasols (of the Banana Public Beach) there, against potential rain.

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