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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 - 17:00
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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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A Wonderful Swim at the Edge of a Coral Reef!

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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jakub M
Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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54 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week 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 

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week 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 

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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).

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British Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 !!!!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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Sonoma County, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

I went snorkeling off the beach. Lots of beautiful colorful fishes. Several different types of corals. The day I was there visibility was good although I heard just a day or two before it had been murky.

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I love the Coral Beach, even though I just swim, don't dive, but anyway its great. My 2 favorite places are: (1) Almog Beach in the front of Prima Music Hotel ; (2) The beach in front of Princess Hotel.

Thank Piotr W

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