Free Beaches for Summer 2023 in Lebanon

by Maria Frangieh

Get ready to make the most of this summer in Lebanon with our list of the top free beaches to visit! Grab your essentials and gather together your friends for an unforgettable beach experience that won’t cost the earth.


1- Kfaraabida Public Beach

Experience the beauty of the Kfaraabida coast with its pristine waters and enchanting hidden caves, perfect for a day of pure enjoyment, sunbathing and unwinding.



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2- Joining Beach

Joining Beach is the perfect place to sunbathe, relax and immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of nature. With its unique natural formations, visitors can dive off the large rocks into the refreshing cool water or simply bask in the warmth of the sun. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary destination!


3- Bahsa, Batroun

Bahsa Beach is a free getaway located in the heart of Batroun. Surrounded by numerous restaurants, it offers a perfect escape where you can relax and enjoy delicious bites to keep you energized throughout the day.



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4- Colonel Reef

Batroun’s Colonel Reef (+961 3 743 543), covered with pebbles and cobbles, is an iconic summer destination for a refreshing swim, an ice-cold beer and good music.


5- Dany’s Beach Restaurant

Dany’s Beach Restaurant (+961 3 929 825) offers the best of both worlds: delicious food and free access to the beach. Sip on cocktails, enjoy the vibe and have a great time.



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6- Pierre and Friends

Just an hour away from Beirut lies Pierre and Friends (+961 3 352 930), a renowned destination for an unforgettable beach day with its shore covered in pebbles.


7- Abou Ali Beach, Kfaraabida

Abou Ali Beach (+961 81 327 177) is adored by its loyal visitors. This hidden gem is an idyllic spot with breathtaking views and crystal-clear blue waters.



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8- White Beach

White Beach is a haven for beach lovers. Here, you can lie under the sun or take a dip in the shallow waters. The rocky shoreline adds to its charm, making it a stunning location for relaxation and exploration.




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Byblos Public Beach

Byblos’ public beach is sandy and perfect for families.




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Ramlet Al Bayda Public Beach

Ramlet Al Bayda public beach is located near the Corniche. You can access this beach for free and spend a day on Beirut’s lovely shore up until sunset.




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Rabbit Island

Take a short 20-minute boat ride from Tripoli’s Mina to Rabbit Island where serenity awaits you. Remember to come well prepared as there are no shops on the island.




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Tahet El Rih

Often referred to as Little Santorini, Anfeh captures the vibrant essence of the Greek island with its charming white and blue palette. Although the coastline is rocky and not ideal for those seeking a sandy beach experience, the sea is spectacularly clean. Visit Tahet El Rih (+961 70 788 117).



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Chekka Public Beach

Embark on a journey to the northern part of Lebanon and bring your loved ones along to the Chekka public beach, where you can bask in the sun and swim in the beautiful Mediterranean Sea.




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Amchit Public Beach

Amchit’s public beach provides an idyllic beachside ambience with its crystal-clear waters and sandy and rocky shoreline, making it suitable for everyone.




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Naqoura Beach

Celebrated for its stunning blue waters and breathtaking rock formations, Naqoura is abundant in spots to relax along the coast. Just ensure to carry your identification with you for entry.




Photo – Rami Rizk

1- Tyr Public Beach

Did you know that Tyre beach has been recognized by National Geographic as one of the top beaches in the Middle East?  This stunning sandy shoreline is the ultimate destination to unwind.


2- Bakbouk Natural Reserve Beach

Bakbouk Natural Reserve Beach is a picturesque sandy shoreline adorned with rocky islands, offering the perfect setting for a tranquil beach day amid a natural reserve. Keep your eyes peeled for delightful surprises like sea turtles, wild crabs and other enchanting creatures!


Further Reads: Adults-Only Beaches and Coastal Resorts in Lebanon


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