Rules of the Dead Sea
While the Dead Sea was warmer than the rest of Israel, it wasn’t a hot summer’s day or anything so it was quite a shock to the system when I had to rinse off all the Dead Sea mud with cold water from the outdoor showers.
After rinsing we went in search of the locker rooms for a warm (real) shower. All clean and rebundled, the Dutch friend and I decided to explore the shops while my other new friends, the St. Louis bunch, headed down to have a drink at the world’s lowest bar.
Putting It Together
- Here’s a guide for getting to the Dead Sea
- The easiest way to visit the Dead Sea is to book a tour
- There are many public and private beaches on the Israeli side of the Dead Sea – we went to Kalia Beach which still has loads of mud for you to play with, the entrance fee of about 35 NIS is covered by the tour
- Don’t shave for a few days in advance to visiting and try to avoid going into the salty water with cuts and scrapes
- Wear an old swimsuit you don’t mind tossing or getting dirty
- Bring a warm comfy outfit to change into afterwards
Planning your own trip to Israel and looking for suggestions? Check out my itinerary for one week in Israel plus a second week to visit Jordan and Egypt.
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