The Tayelet or boardwalk or promenade…
The Tel Aviv Tayelet runs for over 5Km between Jaffa & Tel Aviv port. Often we just cross the Tayelet to get to the beach on the other side; but, it is well worth the stroll; each section has a different characteristic. The Tayelet has been greatly improved recently and some of the work is still in process. The concrete swirls are very distinctive.
Along the whole length of the Tayelet you will be able to enjoy humanity. Any time of day works to visit the Tayelet; but early morning and evenings offer a very different view to the standard summer’s day. During the winter the sea maybe less welcoming but the views are fantastic in their own right.
The Tayelet is one of the perfect spots for joggers – great views, sea breeze, people and long flat paths.
The Tayelet also provides easy access to the famous Tel Aviv beaches.
Walking north of the Hilton Hotel you can wall under the mini cliffs or enjoy the view from the park above. There are a few places where you can learn to surf. Chof HaMezizim (Mezizim beach) just south of Tel Aviv port is a special place with a great small bay that is ideal for hanging out and also getting in the water. From there it is just a few minutes walk to the Tel Aviv Port itself.
Going south towards Jaffa there are great walks along the rocks (no beach here) and the raw power of the sea seems closer. There is the big Clore Park on the water front – (between the Dolphinarium and Jaffa) and it includes a mega slide complex and swings. The area just before you get to Jaffa is also recommended.There is also a new “walk through” fountain in this area.
If you insist on culture with your pleasure then combine it with a trip to the Etzel Museum (see Tel Aviv Museums)
The Tayelet is flat and well paved making it accessible to wheelchairs. Children will love the Tayelet – if only as a way of getting to their favorite beach, and of course it is very photogenic especially towards sunset over the Mediterranean.
For more views of the Tayelet see our gallery here.
The Tayelet is almost completely flat and well paved and so is accessible.
See also From Jaffa to Tel Aviv Port