Best places to watch the sunset in Israel

Updated: Aug 3, 2020

Looking for the most beautiful places in Israel to watch the sunset and take sunset photos? After many years of chasing sunsets in Israel, I have gathered my favorite spots in Israel where to watch the sunset! You can find places from all over the country here - with both nature, beach and city spots.

Planning a trip to Israel? Keep in mind that the Dead Sea area and Eilat are less preferable places to watch the sunset, since they're both facing east and have high mountains in the west. When you're in those parts of Israel it is better to wake up early and watch the sun come up over the Jordan mountains! For more info about when the weather is best to visit which part of Israel, click here.

Golan Heights - north

This part of Israel is often overlooked, but it is my favorite place to watch the sunset in Israel. Why? Trust me, if you stand anywhere on the Western edge of the Golan Heights with a view of the Sea of Galilee (Kinneret), you have the most stunning view of the lake while the sun goes down over the Galilee mountains in the west.

My favorite viewpoints are when you drive up to Ma'ale Gamla (the village, not the reserve!) - along the road you have many benches and viewpoints.

The photos above are taken from Maale Ha'shachar, a guest house in Ma'ale Gamla with stunning views, jacuzzi and cozy interior. You can find more info here about this great value-for-money guest house in the Golan Heights.

Ga'ash Beaches - center

The cliffs between Herzliya and Netanya are some of the most famous and beautiful in the country. But have you ever considered watching the sun set in the Mediterranean, high above the beach from one of the cliffs?

My favorite viewpoint is not from the famous Ga'ash nature reserve, but from a little parking