Situated just north of the Tel Aviv Marina, Hilton Beach, offering something for every beach lover, is an effortless stroll from the Jacob Samuel Hotel. Recognized as the city's beach for the gay community, it is populated by straights too (as are the beaches adjacent to it), making Hilton Beach one of the best places for feeling and taking pleasure in Tel Aviv's live-and-let-live vibe. Hilton Beach is also wheelchair accessible, and it even features a chair designed to enable physically challenged guests access to the sea. In addition, the on-site surfing club offers classes in various watersports activities like surfing, windsurfing and kayaking.
A short walk North along the beachfront promenade, and you reach Tel Aviv Port, filled with activities throughout the day. Join the joggers and walkers, or rent a bicycle for exercise on the promenade, away from traffic and urban noise. Sit at a local café, sip your espresso and enjoy the sea breeze. Watch the fishermen, take in some shopping, wander through the port's upscale food market, delight in an excellent meal at one of the port's restaurants or resto-pubs, sign up for the free tour of the port, which takes place each Tuesday morning, or partake in the free Friday morning yoga lesson. If you are lucky, your visit may coincide with one of the many festivals held at the port. If you have the time and the urge, keep walking to Hayarkon Park, one of Tel Aviv's major green lungs, with all the open-air activities it provides.