I did, however, take an elevator from the beach up to a beautiful terrace recently in Netanya.
Growing up in Netanya, I used to hear time and again that there would be an elevator to the beach and never could understand it. The beach is accessible from almost everywhere in Netanya. Located in central Israel, the city has ten kilometers of beach. Many times, the beach is not overloaded with people, since many people prefer going south to Tel-Aviv or north to Haifa.
Walking to the beach as an adult, I notice it is not always accessible to just anyone. The city is separated from the beach by a fifteen meter cliff. Many times, reaching the beach requires the use of stairs, and if you happen to be sitting in a wheelchair, you might find yourself looking harder for a way to reach the water.
The elevator, which was finally built in 2004 on Sironit Beach, offers another way. But not only does it work as a great new solution for accessibility – it also provides great view.
This is what you’ll see inside this black building, right by the elevator:
This is the view you will see while inside the elevator:
If you take the elevator from the beach, you will reach a terrace which will provide you with a panoramic view of the area. Of course, you can also observe this view before going down to the beach.
Close by, you will find a promenade filled with flowers, shade and sea view. As with the beaches, promenades are abundant in Netanya.
Restaurants abound as well, so you can sit down to absorb your experience or buy food to keep you company as you await the sunset back at the beach.
Have you ever been to Netanya?