As the Summer season approaches, National Geographic listed the “Best Beaches in the Middle East” with Lebanon’s Tyre beach landing a spot on the list, alongside eight other beaches from the Middle East and North Africa region.
In addition to Tyre, the list included, Dahab‘s beach in Egypt, Jordan’s Dead Sea Beach, Kite Beach and Saadiyat Beach in the UAE, Salalah Beach in Oman, Djerba in Tunisia, Oludeniz Beach in Turkey, and Nissi in Cyprus.
Tyre or Sour (as the locals call it by its initial Phoenician name) is a district capital in the South Governorate of Lebanon.
It was at first a powerful Phoenician city, and later occupied by the Greeks and then the Romans, and was listed as a World Heritage site in 1984 for its rich archaeological remains.
The city of Tyre is considered the fourth largest city in Lebanon after Beirut, Tripoli, Aley, and Sidon, and houses one of the nation’s major ports.
This touristic city has a number of ancient sites, including its Roman Hippodrome, which was added to UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites in 1979.
Tyre is famous for its stunningly clear blue water and expansive sandy public beach. This public beach is considered one of the cleanest in Lebanon and is almost reminiscent of a Caribbean island.
Tyre’s beach is made of fine sand that can indeed make your day at the shore. You can just lay out in the sun on its fine sand, and swim into the refreshing water that the Mediterranean is famous for.
For all of you beachgoers out there, you can enjoy the sunny weather this summer season and relax at this stunning Lebanese beach along with other beach havens that You Should Explore this Summer in Lebanon.
Make sure to kick start your summer season by visiting these beaches as you won’t regret it at all! For more about the City of Tyre, here is Everything You Need to Know About the Historic Lebanese City of Tyre.