Gordon & Frishman Beaches in Tel Aviv, Israel at Sunrise


I’d love to spend more time in Tel Aviv as I’m really liking the feel to this place but I’m outta here in an hour. Considering Tel Aviv is something like 10 hours ahead of Victoria, I didn’t sleep at all. At about 6am I decided that even trying to possibly fall asleep would be asinine and the only logical thing to do for a gent like myself is go randomly explore some beaches beneath my window. Forget the cons, the pros are that I was awake to check out Frishman & Gordon Beaches just after the break of dawn. Frishman Beach was my favorite.

Sometimes a short stay is a great reminder for everything in your life… That reminder is that we’re not here forever, so do what you wish to do now as you may never get another chance… Suffice to say this beach is busy from the moment that sun starts to rise. It has people of all ages jogging, swimming in the ocean as well as this massive length pool which seemed packed. It had groups of people training together and one of those outdoor workout stations that mainly uses body weight, I love those things.

Also know that this whole strip is lined with large hotels and lots of restaurants. Gordon Beach is directly in front of Herods Hotel while Frishman Beach is slightly to the left if you were looking at the Mediterranean Sea. I had heard so many good things about Tel Aviv and although I’m only here briefly, I’m understanding what people were talking about. This area also has all these cool looking outdoor patio cafe’s lining the beaches which look like they could be most interesting when the right crowd shows up.

I wonder how much an apartment costs to rent here? I digress…

Tips hat,

P.S: Made a GoPro timelapse but started it WAY too early so it died, thing it will still turn out decent though.



  1. adam

    September 9, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    didn’t realize you were visiting tel aviv! i always thought frishman beach was one of the best in tlv. i lived a few blocks away for a while and loved it!

    • Rob

      September 10, 2012 at 1:12 am

      I remember you saying you lived here. What a spot, I’d love to pass a few months here or more, easily!

  2. Vanessa

    September 10, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Hey Rob! Wow… I had no idea about the beaches. Absolutely beautiful.

    • Rob

      September 10, 2012 at 1:56 pm

      Thanks and this was at like 6-6:30 am, can only imagine on a hot afternoon. I really loved it there and could definitely have stayed a while.

  3. Jim

    September 10, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    I stayed at that Sheraton Hotel in your first photo. I guess it’s not that big of a city. Beautiful city, and i recall a very high percentage of beautiful women there as well.

    • Rob

      September 10, 2012 at 9:11 pm

      Haha glad you mentioned it but definitely. Kinda mind blowing when you think of it per capita. I bet the beach is banging in full swing!

  4. Carrie

    September 10, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Hey Rob,

    I had to check out your post after reading your tweet… I am seriously jealous! AND… a little ticked that you didn’t pack me in your suit case! Israel is one of “the list” locations for me… Love the pics and would really love to experience this myself. I’ve been terribly busy with life, but am going to make myself check for new posts, this is one of your trips I don’t want to miss!

    • Rob

      September 10, 2012 at 9:15 pm

      Thanks Carrie and I’m loving it. I did not know much about this country but now know it has lots to offer.

      It’s a shame that all the mainstream media just hyped the problems and never showcases everything else that this region has to offer to the world.

  5. charlie

    September 16, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    Looks like the attitude there is way cool. A lot of focus on staying active and doing stuff but still some of the relaxing beach vibe. I wonder what the night life is like, and when tourism is in high season?

    • Rob

      September 16, 2012 at 1:23 pm

      I *think* high season is July and August. Supposedly it’s amazing at night, I heard house music blaring from my hotel room, it was bliss.

      Serious early morning fitness scene aka great place to meet proactive and pleasant personalities, indeed.

      I’ll be back, for sure.

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