Coral Beach Nature Reserve
The crystal-clear waters of the 1km-long book are the ideal spot in the Israeli Red Sea shore for snorkelling. Access to the reef wall is by two wooden footbridges and a single swim lane; snorkelling regions are marked off by buoys. Snorkelling kit could be leased for 23NIS (100NIS deposit). For picnic gear, head to the supermarket throughout the street.
International Birding & Research Center in Eilat
Countless millions of migrating birds pass Eilat two times annually since they fly between Europe and Africa. The ideal place to spot them is that this lakeside center, located 6km northeast of townfrom your Yitzhak Rabin–Wadi Araba Border Crossing, go south for 400m (follow the signs). The employees are friendly and very knowledgeable.
Underwater Observatory Marine Park
The stand-out facet of this shrub complex, hugely popular with households, is your observatory, that takes you 12m under the surface of the Red Sea to the living reef to get a scuba diver’s view of this fish and corals. Other highlights include Shark World, a 7m-deep tank that is home to sharks and stingrays, along with the superb Unusual Fish Aquarium. Tickets are valid for three times, yet to return, you have to receive a photograph re-entry ticket (free).
Pebbly North Beach and its own promenade are often quite crowded — for many folks, that is one of the primary draws. This is unquestionably the most popular location in Eilat to see and be seen. The promenade’s restaurants, pubs and cafes are just another enticement and make certain that the place is filled with action before the wee hours. Public showers, toilets and also a few shifting booths are located in the border of the shore.
Dolphin Reef Eilat
This independently run beach is renowned for its abundant shade trees, free-range peacocks and resident pod of semi-wild bottlenose dolphins. Originally in the Black Sea, the dolphins could be seen from drifting piers — excellent for lounging — also can sidle up to test you out through a guided holiday session (adult/child 290/260NIS; minimal age 10) or directed beginning scuba dive (adult/child 339/309NIS; minimal age eight). Physical touch with the dolphins is prohibited. Reserve forward for the two.
Botanical Garden of Eilat
Planted with over 1000 unique kinds of tropical trees, trees and plants from all over the globe, this beautiful, independently run botanical garden (it started as a plant nursery) includes a flow, waterfalls, walking trails and — a verdant surprise in this darkened landscape — a subtropical rainforest. A cab from the centre of city costs about 22NIS.
Tells the history of Israel’s Red Sea outpost. Exhibits cover the catch of Eilat in 1949 and comprise several fantastic photographs of the town’s leaders from the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. Shows several movies, many in English.
Located just north of Coral Beach, this part of South Beach has complimentary umbrellasclean water for sweet and also a bar hosting dull parties through the summer.
Wedged between the vent and the naval base about 1.5km south of town center, Dekel is significantly less crowded compared to North Beach and is still a favorite sightseeing place.