We weren’t too sure what to expect when we arrived to the Dead Sea on the Israel side.
It was an astonishing surprise to find a colorful oasis at what is known as the lowest point on earth.
We had never associated such a splendid horizon with a lake that is referred to as the Dead Sea, but as we continued to explore it, we found it to be a wonderfully beautiful sight!
When we made our way to one of the inviting sections of the lake, we encountered a stark white beach covered in a thick layer of crunchy salt.
While standing at the edge of the lake in awe of our surroundings, we couldn’t help but feel like we had stepped into another world!
Suggestions for Visiting the Dead Sea in Israel:
-It took us about an hour drive from Jerusalem. We were on our way to visit the Masada ruins and we stopped along the way. You can easily visit both locations in a day trip.
-We suggest you rent a car and drive yourself. The roads were easy to follow so and this allowed us to stop in different spots to admire the water.
-The bright colors will not be visible if its an overcast day so try to plan your visit on a day that is sunny.
-We parked the car in a wide dirt shoulder and my son and I walked down to the water. It was muddy and took longer than expected but it was worth walking in a salty crunchy beach.
-While we had a great time exploring the beach we did not access the water here. We waited until we reached the Jordan side and accessed it through our hotel there. Floating in the Dead Sea is a must for sure but I would only recommend doing it in places were you can access the water easily and where you can rinse the salt off after.
-Don’t expect to see any sea life here, the concentration of salt is so high nothing visible lives in the water.
Check out our short video we created from our day at the Dead Sea bellow and for more travels through the Middle East visit here.
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