Kalia Beach
Kalia Beach
3.5
8:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 AM
About
Kalia Beach is the northernmost beach in the Dead Sea, only half an hour from Jerusalem The eco-friendly beach combines a perfect experience of breathtaking scenery with a 360° view over the Judean and the Jordanian desert and the Dead Sea. , a relaxed atmosphere combined with the health elements of the sea, the rich air of bromine and the filtered sun radiates. The shore is large and allows shaded spots alongside sunbathing chairs. The Lowest bar in the world is located next to shore. Health treatments are available.
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  • alejo33033
    Atlanta, Georgia3 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pay to enter
    I was under the impression that since it was a public beach it was free to enter, no reviews that I read said anything about paying to enter the beach. You have to pay both, parking and entrance to the beach. The lady that charged us was very rude, she wanted me to pay the most expensive “package” to enter the beach which was 45nis, when I explained to her that I was only going to be there for 10 minutes and all I need it was the cheapest which was 18nis she started to argued with me. I brought my own towel and just need it to get into the sea, out, rinse and leave that’s all. At the end I paid the cheapest(regular entrance) which is what I need it, they didn’t put a bracelet on because I didn’t paid the expensive one and yet you still can enjoy everything. To me they just want to rip people off.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 June 2023
  • Tarquin Montague
    Dymchurch, United Kingdom56 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hold onto your top hat
    The wonderful Makmood made sure we arrived here safely and correctly once again, and it wasn't long before the PA was leading me into this beach area. It was so crowded with overpriced tat being lapped up by American tourists. The changing rooms were incredibly hot and given the temperature I deemed it appropriate to allow the PA to undo his top button, meanwhile I stripped down to my waistcoat; I felt somewhat naked. I was offered a "shuttle" down to the "beach" on a golf buggy however there was a bit of commotion when I requested that Makmood drive it, as a result of that being denied we would have to walk. There was a distinct lack of bathing machines in the water, the PA informed me I would have to wade into the water like everyone else; how uncivilised. Upon entering the water it became apparent that even in my morning dress bathing suit I still floated, not wanting to get my hair wet I found it rather difficult to control direction so I ensured the PA was close by to act as a bouy. While attempting to stop floating my top hat fell off and started drifting away, I instructed the PA to go over the floating barrier and retrieve it; he must have gone to Jordan and it was a good hour before I saw him again. At this point I was rather bored so went back up to the entrance and sat infront of a giant fan, this caused quite the stir with people gesticulating at me however I simply ignored them.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 9 September 2023
  • AndrewJ02
    United Kingdom130 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fascinating place -430m!!
    Fascinating place, we had 4 hours there off a tour and just had so much fun. The floating experience is fantastic as is the natural mud wrap and salt scrub, the best spa we’ve been to! Great talking to others on the beach and having a laugh with the mud. Watch out for the soft spots, there plenty of lost flip flops 😂 To be at the lowest place on earth felt strange and somewhat humbling, not many get the chance.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 October 2023
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AndrewJ02
United Kingdom130 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Fascinating place, we had 4 hours there off a tour and just had so much fun. The floating experience is fantastic as is the natural mud wrap and salt scrub, the best spa we’ve been to! Great talking to others on the beach and having a laugh with the mud. Watch out for the soft spots, there plenty of lost flip flops 😂

To be at the lowest place on earth felt strange and somewhat humbling, not many get the chance.
Written 7 October 2023
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Jack S
London, UK422 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023
Waste of time and money. Very poor facilities. Steep hill, unpleasant surroundings and staff. Very shallow sea water making water almost too hot to be in.

One has to literally excavate in for mud, which is very carouse causing skin rush. Poor shower facilities and the whole site looks like a building site. It was a very steep buggy ride to the shoreline, and uncomfortable access to the sea via some plastic panels wabbly pier and slippery steps. Nothing we have seen resembles the cover photograph.

Journey from Jerusalem by taxi is expensive, usual rip off in Israel. There is public transport from Jerusalem bus station. However, the bus takes over an hour and stops in the middle of nowhere. Then one has to walk about 20-30 min in the heat and unpleasant surroundings. Police have stopped and told us it is a dangerous area.

Some years ago, we have visited Jordan side of Dead Sea, and the experience was completely different.
Written 17 September 2023
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Tarquin Montague
Dymchurch, UK56 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Business
The wonderful Makmood made sure we arrived here safely and correctly once again, and it wasn't long before the PA was leading me into this beach area. It was so crowded with overpriced tat being lapped up by American tourists. The changing rooms were incredibly hot and given the temperature I deemed it appropriate to allow the PA to undo his top button, meanwhile I stripped down to my waistcoat; I felt somewhat naked. I was offered a "shuttle" down to the "beach" on a golf buggy however there was a bit of commotion when I requested that Makmood drive it, as a result of that being denied we would have to walk. There was a distinct lack of bathing machines in the water, the PA informed me I would have to wade into the water like everyone else; how uncivilised. Upon entering the water it became apparent that even in my morning dress bathing suit I still floated, not wanting to get my hair wet I found it rather difficult to control direction so I ensured the PA was close by to act as a bouy. While attempting to stop floating my top hat fell off and started drifting away, I instructed the PA to go over the floating barrier and retrieve it; he must have gone to Jordan and it was a good hour before I saw him again. At this point I was rather bored so went back up to the entrance and sat infront of a giant fan, this caused quite the stir with people gesticulating at me however I simply ignored them.
Written 9 September 2023
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alejo33033
Atlanta, GA3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
I was under the impression that since it was a public beach it was free to enter, no reviews that I read said anything about paying to enter the beach. You have to pay both, parking and entrance to the beach. The lady that charged us was very rude, she wanted me to pay the most expensive “package” to enter the beach which was 45nis, when I explained to her that I was only going to be there for 10 minutes and all I need it was the cheapest which was 18nis she started to argued with me. I brought my own towel and just need it to get into the sea, out, rinse and leave that’s all. At the end I paid the cheapest(regular entrance) which is what I need it, they didn’t put a bracelet on because I didn’t paid the expensive one and yet you still can enjoy everything. To me they just want to rip people off.
Written 8 June 2023
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David O
Madrid, Spain16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Much better and cleaner than I thought
The sea is somehow far but not that much
Lockers well done
The closer from TLV and JLM
Written 23 May 2023
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Wansbrough2012
Weston super Mare, UK961 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
We were given prior warnings about our visit here and expected it to be worse than it was, granted it wasn't amazing but it was certainly better than our preconceptions. It is a very busy venue with limited facilities, the changing area could be better but I have seen far worse. After changing into your swimwear, there is a bit of a slope/path from there to get down to the water with some gravelly terrain to cover before you reach the water. Once by the water, there is a zoned-off area for you to use while in the sea. When you get out, there are some very basic open-air showers you can use for rinsing the salt off before you get back to the main changing area. Our time was limited or else I would have taken more photos.
I can't say I thoroughly enjoyed the experience but at least I can now say that I have floated in the Dead Sea
Written 21 May 2023
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Daniel S
44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Just came back from Kalia Beach and went there with mixed feelings reading recent reviews. Don't believe in them. The place is great. Firstly, the Dead Sea is a natural habitat, yes it is rocky, and they kept it that way with some interventions to make it more convenient to have the floating experience. All inclusive entry is 45 Shekel, just go for that. It includes parking, chair and umbrella. There are all the amenities you need at a beach and is all very clean and tidy. There are bars with drinks and food offer. Getting to the beach is a short walk and there are stairs with handrails and non slippage covers on the stairs. Also, there are signs everywhere to be careful. It is a natural habitat. Didn't use the shuttle but probably worthwhile for some folks. Getting in the sea is either via a rocky beach or a walkway with a ladder, it's super convenient. See picture. Staff was very helpful and friendly. And after all you will float and experience the natural mud, if you chose to do so. But if you expect an artifical beach club style, this is not your thing. But if you want to experience the Dead Sea - go for it.
Written 18 May 2023
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Afro Solo Jet-setter
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
Please do not waste your time or money visiting this beach. I came with a tour group. Upon arrival, I was indifferent about paying the entrance fee.. The beach looked underwhelming from the outset and very rocky. I thought, “Hey, I’m in Israel. It’s about the experience.” However, against my better judgement, I approached the cashier. Well, I thought I could just pay 18 shekels, the basic entrance cost since I knew I did not need all the other stuff that came with the extra costs. But, because I was part of a tour group, I was told that I had to pay $35 shekels, which included “bus shuttle, umbrella, and a beach chair. Let’s just say, it’s a shared covering not an umbrella, plastic lawn chairs, and I ended up walking down to the beach, which took all of 5 mins. So, I’m really not sure what I paid for. Such a tourist trap! Beware..
Written 8 April 2023
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IMLady_Marion
United States135 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Solo
I was hoping for a unique visit. I certainly got it, but not the one I was hoping for. My visit was part of an organized tour. Entry was easy, getting a locker and changing was uneventful. The walk to the beach wasn't too bad as I had good footwear. As I began the actual walk on the muddy beach, I watched some young people slipping and sliding as they walked the incline down to get down to the water. For me, it was just a 911 call a moment away as I feared a hip fracture was imminent. So, no wonderful float in the Dead Sea for me as the risk was too great. Better to be smart than sorry!
Written 5 April 2023
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Patricia J
Viersen, Germany6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Go to Ein Bokek! Here they charge even for the parking lot. They tried to sell us - without asking - their ‘luxury treatment’ where you pay 45 Shekel instead of 18 Shekel (just for a chair, a parasol and a useless shuttle service). The beach itself is not well maintained and quite crowded. We wanted to try different locations at the Dead Sea and are sure never to come back to this.
Written 5 April 2023
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