In the northern part of Israel near the Lebanon border, two historic towns located on the Mediterranean offer some excellent waterfront running. In Nahariya, a waterside path/promenade runs south for 3 km toward Shavei Zion. Start at the Recreation and Sports Complex, off Sderot HaGa’aton, and head south toward Acre.
The old, walled city of Acre is 9 km south of Nahariya. From the Acre Visitor Center, there’s a nice waterfront path that heads north for 3 km, or a 6 km out and back. This can be combined with a ~2 km tour of the old walled city (go early!).
Unfortunately, it’s not a good run between the two areas — there’s a gap of about 5 km between Shavei Zion and the northern end of the waterfront path in Acre. There is a train that runs between the two towns.
- Nahariya: 6.4 km (4 miles) out and back on waterfront path; Acre: 6.5 km (4 miles) out and back on waterfront path; ~2 km around Old City
- Nahariya: Recreation and Sports Complex; Acre: Visitor Center
- A train runs from Haifa, through Acre and to Nahariya