Mineral Beach, Dead Sea

November 6th 2012

Mineral Beach at the Dead Sea is a perfect location to relax, thanks to its swimming, spa, snacks and beauty treatments. No visit to Israel is complete without checking out the shores of the Dead Sea, and this is the place to do it.

Although not officially one of the seven wonders of the world, the Dead Sea is an amazing phenomenon: a body of water filled with so much salt that you can’t possibly sink!

A float in the Dead Sea is an unforgettably invigorating and healing experience. Many visitors bring a newspaper to read while floating, something you can’t do anywhere else in the world. Because of the salt, sulfur and other minerals in the sea, it’s important to keep your head and especially your eyes out of the water. If you have cuts or open skin, you will feel a burning sensation when you immerse in the water. Shaving right before a trip to Mineral Beach is not recommended.

Besides floating in the Dead Sea, the beach includes a fresh water pool perfect for children and a warm sulfur pool which comes from the depths of the earth. The temperature in the pool is about 39 degrees Celsius and contributes to feeling of relaxation and tranquility.

Slather natural mud on your skin to stimulate blood circulation and the renewal of skin cells. Before you wash off all the mud, don’t forget to take a picture. Various spa treatments are available for a fee. If you aren’t quite relaxed enough, a professional massage will do the job.

Mineral Beach is located at the northern end of the Dead Sea and is open year-round. Although the Dead Sea is fairly warm even in winter, check the weather predictions before planning a day at the beach. Showers, changing rooms and lockers are available for visitors. Light snack meals, salads, sandwiches, beverages, sweets and ice cream are sold as well.