Photographer's Note

Like all major cities with a sizeable beach, the most dominant activity is centred around it. Tel Aviv is no exception. Undoubtedly the jewel in the crown, the sands of Tel Aviv sweep from the far north of the city (actually goes on further than the city 30kms to the north, broken only occasionally) to the edge of the rocky prominitory that is Yafo/Jaffa.

Rocky wave breaks have been built some 50-100 metres out to sea to provide safer bathing areas - the result being that it has created 'separate' beaches, each with their own distinct character and 'beachbums'. From the north you find the religous beach, strangely located next to the gay beach (although the religious beach is walled off), the 'Florida-style' beach with sun loungers virtually on top of each other with loud music blasting out, the Marina that is the only part of Tel Aviv where the beach is no more, through to the long expanse of the city beach. No obvious distinction here, but there is! Groupings all along the 4-5 kms ranging from age to cultural backgrounds, families to young couples and friends. And as with all beaches, a real hive of activity.

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