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Ideal for a short trip to experience the Dead Sea

As far as my Internet research has shown, this is the best place if you want to see the Dead Sea on... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ewa L L
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Gdansk, Poland
Worth it

For a short drive from Jerusalem, definitely better to go here. Spend a day if u can. Beware of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
jilldT7111RD
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Madison, Wisconsin
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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.

Date of experience: May 2018
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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.

Date of experience: February 2018
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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.

Date of experience: May 2018
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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!

Date of experience: May 2018
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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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Reviewed 15 May 2018

Kalia Beach epitomizes what tourism does to the natural world. It's a beach along the Dead Sea that many tourists visit. It's packed, hot, and contrived. It's the Las Vegas of the Dead Sea and it's gross. Here's what to expect:

1) They have changing rooms and showers that are dirty. If you want to change here, be okay with being naked around your same gender.

2) There are tons of overpriced cafes and tourist shops selling all sorts of salt products supposedly from the Dead Sea. They also have a bar that says it's "the lowest bar in the world." It's all a tourist trap.

3) The beach itself is guarded by lifeguards and very tiny and dirty. There's a tiny portion that allows you to swim (or float), but you can't go past the line. It gets crowded.

The Dead Sea was fun to float in after hearing so much about it, but just go here to do that for 30 minutes. Then run away from this place as fast as you can!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank austing536
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Itay-Kalia, Guest Relations Manager at Kalia Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2018

Dear Austin,
We are sorry to hear about your experience.
The entrance to the beach is for a fee and includes a large number of services such as rescue services, sun loungers, umbrellas, outdoor and indoor showers, toilets, internal transportation services and more. Of course no one is required to purchase anything in addition and each will do according to his discretion and desire.
As for our bar - it is indeed the lowest bar in the world and we are very proud of it. Even in the bar you can sit freely without having to purchase anything.
Limiting the swimming areas is designed to keep the bather safe. The Dead Sea is not an ordinary sea and there are conditions that may endanger bathers if they do not observe safety.

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