Condé Nast Traveler shared the list of Lebanon's 6 best beaches!
For Greek-island style: Tahet El Rih, Anfeh
Located in Koura, Anfeh is Lebanon's version of Santorini! It is famous for the small white and blue houses on the coast. The water is crystal-clear!
For ancient history: Tyre, Sour
Tyre is among the world’s 20 oldest cities. A Phoenician city that dates back to 2,750 B.C., Tyre is where you can find historical and natural wonders. One of its main sites is a hippodrome which is on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites.
For Lebanon's heritage: Byblos/Jbeil
Byblos, or Jbeil, is the first city of Phoenicia, an ancient civilization. It is one of the 20 oldest cities in the world.
The city has been continuously inhabited ever since it has been established in 5,000 B.C. The first inscription in the Phoenician alphabet was found on the sarcophagus of Ahiram who was the Phoenician king of Byblos!
If you're looking for fun, hit Jbeil's public beach which is near historic sites, cozy cafés, and seaside restaurants!
For nature: Palm Islands Nature Reserve
Palm Islands are three islands that are located 5.5 kilometers to the northwest of El Mina, Tripoli. This reserve is the home of the endangered loggerhead turtle and 156 species of birds.
It is also rich in historical and archaeological sites such as the remains of a Crusader church, baths from the 13th century, and an old salt evaporation pond.
Condé Nast Traveler says that "this is the spot for those looking for peace and abundant nature."
For chic beach clubs: Batroun
Batroun is one of the oldest cities in the world. The Phoenicians built a wall in the sea to protect themselves from tidal waves.
Condé Nast Traveler recommends you to try one of Batroun's many beach clubs to really get into the city’s vibe.
For a city swim: Ramlet al-Baida, Beirut
Backed by modern towers, Ramlet al-Baida is Beirut’s only public beach! It is always crowded, so if you need more calm and privacy, hit the city's beach resorts!