The beach is closed until further notice There are quite a few available resorts along the coasts of the Dead Sea. Mineral Beach is a good option for visitors on the Israeli side. It is initially located in the northern part of the Dead Sea, exactly in the middle of the western coast of the northern basin of the Dead Sea. So it is a good stop on your way to Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, or the north. Mineral Beach was established in 1996 by the members of Kibbutz Mitzpeh Shalem, and was named after the natural-hot-sulfur-spring water pools, that are the special bonus of this resort. The water temperature is 39°c year round. Apart from a spectacular beach with convenient paved path leading straight to the shore, neat and comfortable showers, changing and wash rooms, Mineral Beach is a ‘declared beach’- officially licensed by the Israeli authorities that guaranties several standards: It includes a First-aid spot with an authorized medic, a licensed lifeguard, and proper rescue aids and services. All the pools, including the baby-pool and the sulfur pools are licensed and undergo periodic inspections. The overall design was seeking a usage of environment-friendly material, and tried to preserve the natural relaxed atmosphere of the Dead Sea area with minimal additions that make it comfy and user-friendly. Next to the shore and in other spots around the beach, the precious Black Dead Sea Mud can be found in special tanks, and is delivered free of charge. A group-picture-with-mud-on is a common ritual, faithfully maintained by the visitors. Above the fun part the mud is good and reviving both for hair and skin. For those who seek more than just a float in the Dead Sea waters, Mineral Beach offers several treats: The spa offers Swedish massage, Shiatsu, Warm-Rocks Massage, Holistic Massage and a special treatment for pregnant women. Groups can enjoy Shiatsu and Yoga workshops. It is the ideal site for a couple of hours of rest, where time stops and enables you to clean your mind and heart and breathe life on the shores of the Dead Sea.