Review of Gaash Naked Beach Near Tel Aviv, Israel

During our trip to Israel last spring, we had the chance to to visit one other bare beach in addition to the Dead Sea. This was Gaash Beach on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea, just north of Tel Aviv. (Ga’ash is technically the right spelling, but online it’s spelled with and minus the apostrophe.)

The bare beachgets its name from the nearby Kibbutz called Ga’ash. It’s been known as an unofficial unclothed young nudist pageant for many years, though I do not know exactly for how long. In addition, it has a well-recognized reputation as a gay playa. When you hunt for Gaash Beach online, a few homosexual sites come up first with a little bit of (obsolete) information about the bare beach and just how to get there.
Jordan had been to this Kibbutz and strand a long time ago. With his memory of the area and our GPS and smartphone maps, we found we’d be able to find it well enough. Well, that is not what happenedinstead we got very lost!
We were first under the mistaken supposition the plage would be easy to locate once we were in Kibbutz Ga’ash. The problem was, the area had shifted quite a bit and specific roads were blocked off due to construction. So we stopped and asked for directions several times. Still, we could not figure out how to get there. The little bit of info we could find online was not helping either.
After driving into the next Kibbutz Shefayim and rambling through a shopping center, Jordan observed a car driving off on a dirt road. On a hunch, he veered off the main road to follow it. We drove along a dirt road which quickly turned into soft, deep sand. After a couple of minutes of away-roadinglo and behold, we ended up at a beach parking lot! But would this lead us to the naked beach???
Parking lot at Gaash Beach
Gaash Beach entry sign reading: “Hello to the pretty folks. When you are done having fun at our sand, you must dispose of your garbage in our trash bin that is found in the parking lot, to ensure that we could all continue to love the clean plage.”
We wouldn’t understand until embarking on the winding sand course down to the sand / water. The sand here can be found beneath towering sand cliffs all along the coastline. From up above this makes for a stunning view of the Mediterranean Sea.
View of a boat on the Mediterranean Sea at Gaash Beach
Jordan walking the sand course down to Gaash Beach
Down at the end of the path, we came onto the playa where some folks and a family with kids were hanging out in swimsuits. A sign to our left marked the beginning of an Unauthorized Swimming without any lifeguard. Other signs warned of cliff landslides. We headed off into the “unauthorized” zone expecting to discover a nudie section. Swimming Zone” signal