The Dead Sea isn’t really a sea, is actually a lake. Nonetheless, it is one of the most famous beaches in the world for its salty, mineral-rich water that allows visitors to float effortlessly. Instead of sitting on shore, at this beach, you’ll find yourself rubbing therapeutic mud on your face and floating while admiring the view of the white salty shore of this ancient, storied lake. While you’re there, you can also appreciate the fact that at 400m below sea level, you’re at the lowest point on dry land. It is truly one of the most unique experiences in the world.
The best way to reach the Dead Sea is to fly into Ben Gurion Airport, just 30 minutes from Tel Aviv and 35 minutes from Jerusalem. Buses leave for the Dead Sea from the central bus station in Jerusalem, or you can also hire a taxi, take a shuttle bus, or rent a vehicle and make the short 39-kilometre drive on your own. Flights to Tel Aviv are available from popular destinations like New York, Vancouver, Paris, Tokyo.