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“Great place to spend the day”
Review of Kalia Beach

Kalia Beach
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Kalia
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Owner description: The most northern Dead Sea beach on the western (Israeli) side, Just 25 minutes drive from Jerusalem. Simple and very accommodating beach; an open cafe with special water-cooling fans enables a 360° view over the Judean and the Jordanian desert and the Dead Sea. The shore is large and allows shaded spots alongside sunbathing chairs. Another snack bar is located next to shore. Health treatments are available.
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Here you can float in the dead sea. Rub yourself from head to toe with dead sea mud. Take a shower and wash it all off after about 15 minutes or so. Stop and get a bite or a drink. Shopping here is especially good too. Get your dead sea products here way cheaper than back at home.

2  Thank Mike M
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Itay-Kalia, Guest Relations Manager at Kalia Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Dear Mike,
Thank you for your review.
Hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

This is a part of the Dead Sea that can be used by the public , for a fee of course. With access to changing rooms/ toilets , it is quite a long walk going to the actual beach in itself . Being the lowest level on earth , noted for a very high salt concentration , it is said that you can actually float. And yes , me trying it just confirmed it. To think I’m a non swimmer. The muddy sand bar was there , but I didn’t try it . The intense sunny heat made me stop having my beach time , making me change and try instead their pizza and fruit juice freshly made.

Thank doctorfoxtrot
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Itay-Kalia, Guest Relations Manager at Kalia Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Dear guest,
Thank you for your review.
Best regards,

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Reviewed 25 May 2018

but when busloads of tourist descend on this beach at the same time, the place gets real crowded like MRT at rush hours! And there won't even be too much space in the water to do the floating (swimming is not allowed as the salt-concentrated water might get in your eyes and mouth) experience tourists aim to have (very effective advertisement).

If you're not easily bothered by the crowds, then you can just relax and enjoy being on the Dead Sea while sitting on one of their deck chairs near the beach or on the bar stools in the Lowest Bar on Earth.

The showers and toilets for females were also very crowded - sort of like Divisoria on a weekend during the ber months. And all that mud on people's bodies tend to pile up in the showers and can be cringe-worthy (some are not bothered by this though).

Just stay a little while and enjoy the experience. If you don't mind the price, then you can also opt to drink in one of their bars or eat in the restos.

1  Thank Leah A
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Itay-Kalia, Guest Relations Manager at Kalia Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Dear Leah,
Thank you for your review.
Hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 25 May 2018

Bit of a tourist trap with a canteen and shops, and beach. Good prices for Dead Sea skin products, but beware they are heavy and will add to your already full case of souvenirs.
What is interesting and depressing is that access to the Dead Sea is now very controlled and limited. However is is easy to see that the Dead Sea is shrinking at an alarming speed of about a meter a year, because not enough if any water is flowing into it due to farming.
The water is very salty and thick like a soup, and you can float easily. It has remarkable properties to rehydrate the skin and is especially good for people who suffer from eczema or psoriasis.

2  Thank Catherine M
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Itay-Kalia, Guest Relations Manager at Kalia Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Dear Catherine,
Thank you for your review.
The water level is indeed falling at an alarming rate and we are constantly making efforts to raise the issue to local and global public awareness. In addition, we are making efforts to make the beach more accessible and safe to the bathers despite the frequent changes in the water level. We are delighted to have enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again

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Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

One of the few spot where you can effectively go in the Dead Sea. For that it is interesting. The rest is a tourist trap with 41 degrees celsius, packed with people. The access to the water is NOT for old people and little children. They give access to fresh water to wash yourself after the very salty water. The ticket “beach and lunch” is the option we took. You have access to a cantine where hundreds of pilgrims rush on a buffet...
In summary, my definition of hell on earth, but hell is tempting!

Thank David H
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Itay-Kalia, Guest Relations Manager at Kalia Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2018


Dear David,
Thnks you for your review.
Indeed, summer temperatures are very high and therefore you can choose a visit in the early morning hours which are slightly less hot. As for the tourist load, we do our best to allow anyone wishing to enter the beach while maintaining a pleasant and safe experience.

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