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Beirut.com 10 Jul 2020

The Best Cheap (And Free) Beaches In Lebanon

Everybody loves a day well spent at the beach, and the good news is you don’t need to break the bank to enjoy your time at these destinations! Here are our top picks for free/cheap beaches from all around Lebanon.

Tyre Public Beach

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This is, without a doubt, the most perfect beach in Lebanon. The coast is gorgeous and sandy, the water is perfect and clean, and the administration is extremely friendly and organized. Head down there on a sunny morning to be met with golden sand and colorful umbrellas, the best part? There is no entrance fee, it’s free! You just pay for what you order.

Cost: FREE

Pierre & Friends

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This notorious Batroun spot has become a favorite for most Lebanese people! You can enjoy the music and a gorgeous bar on the rocky shore – all for free entrance. Don’t forget to eat at the restaurant; time it right and you get to enjoy your deliciously fresh seafood with a killer view of the sunset.

Cost: FREE


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This cool sailor’s school and beach bar is located in Batroun, and managed by the Lebanese Yacht Club. You get the benefits of a clean pebble and sand coast, as well as the chance to give your wallet a rest. It is free entrance, just pay as you order! Be sure to try their delicious food, including their fresh caught fish and Lebanese mezza.

Cost: FREE

Benny Beach

Located in Chekka, in the North of Lebanon, this beach is a marvelous hidden gem. It is a terrific place to spend some low-key beach time with your friends and family.

Cost: 10,000 LL

White Beach

As the name suggests, White Beach has a gorgeous white coast. Located in Batroun, this local treasure is clean, relaxed, and doesn’t overcrowd.

Cost: 12,000 LL

Puncho Beach

Located on the sandy coast of Amchit is this beach with a long, long board walk elevated over the sea. You can perch your chair anywhere and as far out as you’d like, and jump in when things get too hot!

Cost: 10,000 LL

San Stephano

San Stephano is a small beach resort located in the heart of Batroun. With a pool and a beach on-site as well as a restaurant, you can enjoy the piercing sunshine while riding the waves or while munching on a delicious meal.

Cost: Weekdays: 20,000 LL for adults and 10,000 LL for kids
Weekends: 25,000 LL for adults and 15,000 LL for kids

Rabbit Island

Just off Tripoli’s coast is an island that can’t be seen from the shore, and a serene 20-minute journey out into the water. Rabbit Island is surrounded by other small islands, and you can take your pick. You’ll find ice-white sand and crisp blue water, and no matter how far out you swim, the cleanliness means you’ll always see your toes! Bring whatever you want with you to the island including food and drinks as you’ll be completely isolated from reality. The only things you can rent on the island is an umbrella and chairs, and a shisha. Head to Tripoli’s mina and you’ll find a dozen boats waiting to take you to this little piece of paradise.

Cost: 10,000 LL

La Playa

Located on the beautiful sandy shore of Okaibeh, La Playa is a wonderful beach and seafood restaurant. This modest spot boasts a vibrant interior and a lively ambiance that makes for the perfect escape. Laze away on their colorful bean bags with a refreshing drink in hand, and muster up an appetite for their delectable and fresh seafood specialties.

Cost: 5,000 LL for a tanning bed and you pay for what you order.

What other free/cheap beaches would you recommend? Let us know in the comments!

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