Sand, seashore and sunshine are three natural resources Israel has in abundance all year round. But nothing says “beach” quite like summer, and nothing describes the scene better than pictures.

To kick off the summer season in Israel, we’ve chosen 10 spectacular shots of beach life on the Mediterranean, Galilee, Red and Dead seas across the length and breadth of Israel.

A hot summer day on the beach in Tel Aviv. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90
Teenagers take a breather during a surfing class on the beach in Tel Aviv. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90
Toasting a summer weekend in a beach shack near Hadera. Photo by Hadas Parush/FLASH90
The sun sets over the sea in Ashkelon. Photo by Edi Israel/Flash90
Building a sand castle on the Jaffa beach. Photo by Sliman Khader/FLASH90
Bathers in the Dead Sea at sunrise. Photo by Gershon Elinson/FLASH90
A view over the Apollonia archeological site at Arsuf beach near Ga’ash. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90
A woman makes her mark in the sand at Jaffa. Photo by Tomer Neuberg/FLASH90
Water sports at the Red Sea, Eilat. Photo by Anna Kaplan/FLASH90