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Coral Beach Nature Reserve

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Address: Coral Beach, Eilat, Israel
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+972 8-632-6422
09:00 - 18:00
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Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat - Thu 09:00 - 18:00

With more than 100 types of stony coral and 650 species of fish, this coral...

With more than 100 types of stony coral and 650 species of fish, this coral reef is an excellent spot for underwater enthusiasts.

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Fantastic snorkeling and well planned

The beach has shaded areas and chairs for free and the reefs, Coral and tropical fish are amazing. It's easy to get into the water via two bridges out over the reef and a few... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Martinez, California
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Martinez, California
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The beach has shaded areas and chairs for free and the reefs, Coral and tropical fish are amazing. It's easy to get into the water via two bridges out over the reef and a few steps down into the water. There is a floating line that can be followed that is near the Coral, but keeps swimmers off the reef.... More 

Thank KatieCA444
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place for family and small children. Covered picnic area to get out of sun. Water is very buoyant. Salty so bring mask and snorkels or you can rent theirs. Children's area very rocky bring water shoes. Muc pay to get in - very reasonable. Warm showers to rinse later.

Thank J O
Dublin, Ireland
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54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful swim on the edge of the coral reef. This may be a small reef, and somewhat damaged by the regular oil leaks (e.g., December 2014), but still beautiful. By some accounts, the "chronically polluted reef flat of the ECNR" actually does better than one would expect (Google "The Coral Reefs of Eilat – Past, Present and Future: Three... More 

Thank Jakub M
Hillsboro, Oregon
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418 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

1. The parking does not belong to the nature reserve so you will have to pay using cash. The attendant tells you to go over to the grocery store across the street and park there. We didn't you never know and we heard towing was SUPER expensive here. 2. You need a 200 NIS deposit if you are renting snorkel... More 

1 Thank EvaLady
Budapest, Hungary
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5 reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Really beautiful experience with good level of infrastructure. The reefs and the colorful fishes were amazing (although there were not too much fishes in the water).

Thank SandorKata
British Columbia
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

You can take the #15 bus out to the Nature Reserve. It a wonderful place to go snorkelling but beware on Friday the last bus leaves at 1640 in the afternoon and it's a long way into Eilat. They don't have rescue services there but they have a rope to guide you from one side to the other so it... More 

Thank crazycycler
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Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

I'm glad we started our snorkeling adventure here because I could rent life jackets for us all, and there was a clear snorkeling path (between the piers). The beach is long, and the boys enjoyed playing catch, and kicking a soccer ball around. The swimming area is just for little kids. Not worth it for anyone over about 5. What... More 

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Is so awesome there to be able to see all the coral, swim along with the fishes. view the fantastic underwater. swimming underwater is like being in another world!! The views above and below are fantastic !!!!

1 Thank 1walternafisa
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Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

First time in our entire life we are visiting the same restaurant 3 days in a row Grate food and friendly service Probably the rest of our stay in Eilat we will be eating here. Highest review! Thank you guys Alex and Lily from California

Thank Sasha I
Sonoma County, California
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

This beach is close to Eilat and is relatively cheap. There are hot showers for after you swim. The coral and the fish are nice but not spectacular. Watch out for jellyfish. It's a good way to relax and recharge for your next day.

1 Thank Thomas S

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