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Tel Aviv rated one of the Best Urban Beaches

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Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Two leading tourism websites have ranked Tel Aviv’s beaches amongst the best city beaches in the world. Both Yahoo! Travel and Smartertravel.com classed Tel Aviv’s Gordon-Frishman Beach alongside South Beach in Miami and Bondi Beach in Sydney 

Yahoo! Travel told readers; ” If Jerusalem is Israel’s responsible, buttoned-up firstborn child, then Tel Aviv is the fun, freewheeling youngest sibling. On warm days, Tel Avivians are quick to hit the city’s 13 beaches that span more than eight miles along the Mediterranean. And Gordon-Frishman Beach, closest to the city core, is one of the hippest places to be seen. Beach bars, DJs, and volleyball courts draw a cosmopolitan crowd, and on weekends you have to arrive early to stake out a spot on the wide beach.”

Smartertravel.com advised its readers to “come for an early-morning workout in the saltwater outdoor pool. Stop at a cafe along the seaside Tayelet (“promenade” in Hebrew), or follow the path to adjacent beaches where you’ll see kite surfers and people playing a type of beach tennis called matkot, unofficially the country’s national sport.” Tel Aviv welcomes millions of tourists each year and is proud to finally hear that the rest of the world has realized that her beaches are truly world class.