Netanya lies a few kilometers to the north of the Tel Aviv metropolis on the coast. It has expanded rapidly over the past few years, but remains a much smaller town. Netanya is home to many expatriates so expect to find more English, French and Russian here than Hebrew.
Although the town is smaller than its big neighbor to the south; Netanya’s beaches are magnificent. Netanya itself is built on the top of some impressive cliffs so any trip to the beach is down.
There are several places to hit the beach – right from the middle of town by Independence Square (with an elevator) and also to the north and south of the square along the Netanya Tayelet.
There is a great tayelet along the top of the cliffs – perfect for strolling and enjoying the sea air without the salt and the sand. There are plenty of places to stop for refreshments along the way. To the south there is a place to fly parasails and towards the end of the northern section a crazy golf course.