This Dead Sea beach is providing a salty oasis for tourists in Israel

This beach is free to the public in southern Israel. It lies at 430m below the sea level.

Ein Bokek beach, located on the western shores the Dead Sea, is well-known for its mineral-rich and saline waters. It is a favorite among wellness seekers who are looking for a relaxing swim.

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Ein Bokek, a resort town in Israel that has undergone a major renovation in recent years is now arguably the most beautiful Dead Sea beach in Israel. The water is at an enviable 28 degrees Celsius at this time of the year.

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Lifeguards are on duty at the sandy beach. There are also free amenities such as shade shelters, changing rooms, toilets, and open-air showers.

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The Dead Sea’s turquoise waters have a salt content of 34%. That’s 10x more than ocean water.

The Dead Sea’s turquoise waters have a salt content of 34%, which is 10 times higher than ocean water. Salt can form unique salt formations when it collects. This gives bathers a place where they can relax and enjoy the sun.

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The resorts along Ein Bokek’s shores offer soothing mineral spas.

Buses run several times daily from Jerusalem to Ein Bokek.