חוף נורדאו – החוף הנפרד
The beach is an ideal getaway that may give us moments of peace, rest and tranquility from the race of life. But sometimes it can be a real nuisance. You have probably heard of all kinds of harassment stories on the shores of Israel. Whether it's noisy young people with a loud speaker disturbing the serenity, or law-abiding jet skis reaching the shoreline, a bunch of drunks, sticks and bullets flying from all sides, and worst of all - harassers who think they're allowed to throw annoying sexual remarks in any direction.
The separate beach in Tel Aviv, also known as "Nordau Beach", "Sheraton Beach", or "Religious Beach" - provides an optimal solution to prevent harassment and harassment and offers a unique alternative for the religious and ultra-Orthodox population, which includes a separate beach area for men and women on regular days During the week. On Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays a separate beach in Tel Aviv is open only to women. In contrast, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays the beach is open to men only. When on Saturday the separate beach is open without any separation between the two sexes.
Another advantage that contributes to the feeling of peace and quiet on the separate beach in Tel Aviv, is that it prohibits the introduction of dogs, water sports, bonfire parties and barbecues.
The prestigious "blue flag" sign of the separate beach in Tel Aviv
The separate beach in Tel Aviv has been awarded the prestigious international standard "Blue Flag", which is given to beaches around the world that meet particularly high standards of bathing water quality, services and safety, education and environmental management.
What is the "Blue Flag" program?
The "Blue Flag" program grants bathing beaches, which meet the threshold conditions set by the program leaders, the "Blue Flag" mark - this mark is a kind of "formal certificate" indicating compliance with strict standards and standards of international environmental quality.
The blue flag is given for a period of only 12 months, and it is necessary to renew it every year. The program was first established in 1985 in France, and today it is considered a prestigious international program, recognized all over the world. The Blue Flag program is operated by the "FEE" Environmental Education Foundation which voluntarily promotes environmental development through management and environmental education.
In Israel, the "Blue Flag" program is operated by the "EcoOcean" organization, which represents the international FEE organization in Israel.
So how does this actually work? The candidate beach receives the "blue flag" mark only after proving that it meets the international standards set by the program. Each beach nominated is examined with the utmost care by the National Committee, with representatives of the committee being representatives of organizations and associations working for a green environment, representatives of lifeguard organizations, and representatives from various government ministries. After the International Commission has given its recommendations on a particular beach, the Committee's recommendations are forwarded to the Foundation (FEE) which is empowered to grant, de facto, the blue flag.
As mentioned, the "Nordau Beach", which is not a separate beach in Tel Aviv, also won the coveted honorary title of "Blue Flag" in 2014. This indicates that the beach meets high standards that include high-level routine maintenance, maintenance services, upgraded facilities and additional free beach services.
Upgrading and renewing the fitness facilities at the separate beach
Last year, before the opening of the bathing season in Tel Aviv (2021), the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality carried out upgrades and renewal of the sports complex on a separate beach in Tel Aviv. As part of the renovation work, a new rubber surface was installed, on which accessible and innovative hydraulic fitness facilities were installed.
In addition to the fitness facilities, the separate beach in Tel Aviv has been upgraded for visitors to the beach, which enjoys, summer after summer, a variety of optimal conditions that the beach offers them such as: extremely clean beach, cool playgrounds for children, disabled access, disabled facilities, storage compartments, Accessible wardrobes, a sound system for guiding the visually impaired, free internet, clean and accessible public services for the disabled, a kiosk, accessible chairs and beach beds for rent at a very attractive price and more.
The separate beach in Tel Aviv: The ideal beach for religious, ultra-Orthodox and well-known women
At the separate beach in Tel Aviv, there are religious and ultra-Orthodox women who maintain the strict rules of modesty. They go for a swim in the sea with clothes: shirts, skirts and headgear. The separate beach gives them a complete sense of privacy where they can relax and breathe a sigh of relief and still maintain the rules of modesty, and feel a sense of environmental belonging. Not only ultra-Orthodox women come to a separate beach in Tel Aviv, but also well-known women who find an ideal refuge on the separate beach, thanks to the fact that they are given space for ultimate fun at the beach, which includes peace and quiet and avoid constant harassment of fans.
The separate beach: rescuing women who keep "Negiah"
Although many women do diverse roles, you may be surprised by the following fact, but nowadays there are no lifeguards in Tel Aviv. The role of the "rescuer" at sea is a role that, out of necessity, has become a role of a purely masculine nature. At a separate beach in Tel Aviv, on women-only days (Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday), a lifeguard is present on the beach.
But think of the paradox, the rescuer is a man who by virtue of his role is required to save the lives of women from drowning in the sea, however there are many women on the separate beach in Tel Aviv who keep in touch with men. This interest sometimes creates challenging situations with the women bathing in the sea who keep "Negiah". But in this context, it is important to remember, mental supervision rejects everything.
So if you are a lover of the sea, observant of tradition and religion, or you are people who are interested in a space without men or women - you are invited to a separate beach in Tel Aviv.
The official opening of the beach on 08.04.22. Hours of operation of the beach:
In April and May starting from 07:15 - 16:45,
In June from 07:15 - 17:45,
July-August from 07:15 to 18:45,
September October from 07:15 to 16:45.
Please note that the bathing season off the coast of Israel will end on the 29th of Tishrei, on October 24, 2002.
Have a fun summer!
The Separate Beach