Herzliya is located just 20 minutes north of Tel Aviv, along Israel’s Mediterranean coast. Herzliya is an exclusive area, with many expensive homes, luxury hotels, and the residences of industry leaders and ambassadors. It is also home to a commercial area with tall shiny buildings, but the main attraction in Herzliya is the beach.
Herzliya’s beachfront is one of the most popular and beautiful beach areas in the country. A long continuous strip of wide sandy beaches runs along the shore with restaurants and other amenities. At the southern end of the beaches is Herzliya Marina. This is a fully functional marina where local yacht owners and visiting vessels can dock. There are 800 berths and marine facilities of an international standard.
On land, the marina ends at an expansive plaza, backed by an up-market mall. Visitors can come to the plaza to watch the sunset and enjoy seeing the boats come and go. There are various restaurants with outdoor seating on the plaza and sea views. You’ll find restaurants serving seafood as well as kosher establishments.
The trendy mall houses exclusive fashion stores, a food court, a kids’ play area, and other places of entertainment. The municipality hosts regular special events in the plaza facing the marine, including a sun-down musical performance on Fridays to welcome the Shabbat. In summer there are kids’ shows, a wine festival, street entertainers, and music concerts. This is the perfect place to enjoy an ice cream, delicious meal, or simply soak up the magnificent sea views.