Sleeping On The Beach In Eilat

24 02 2011

Sounds dreamy, right? A night out under the open sky, soft sounds of the sea near your feet, sand moulding to your body like memory foam. Not quite.

We heard that sleeping on the beach in Eilat was an option and decided to try it out for our first night in town – despite having a place to stay. (Our friends didn’t have a place to stay so we didn’t want to bail on them, plus we thought that it would be a fun idea.) Maybe the complete lack of people sleeping on the beach in February should have been a clue, but our romantic beach night was cut short by reality.

When you’re not moving around and don’t have a sleeping pad, sleeping out on the sand is COLD! Even in 60 degree weather.

After 90 minutes of sleep-free snuggling, we decided to go for a stroll around town and wrote this from a (warm!) hotel lobby in Eilat. In fine spirits, we made the best of our night and will definitely be taking our friend up on his hospitality for night number two.

Ayo’s life realization: Having hospitable friends and/or a baseline of money is important. Sleeping inside is nice.

Yair’s: Sleeping pads and tents have a purpose.

posted by yair and ayo

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7 responses

24 02 2011
Chloe

I once slept on the beach in Eilat, and it was fine, but it was also the summer…

24 02 2011
Talia

I like your differing life realizations. Very cute.

24 02 2011
Stumpy and Cyndi

um..yeah… kind of like that son “Escape” aka the Pina Colada Song “… If you like making love at midnight, in the dunes of the cape…” It’s all fantasy.

Although I have camped at the beach in an RV. Now that was NICE!

Cyndi and Stumpy @ RVly Ever After

24 02 2011
jayhorowitz

There was an RV dry camping ~50′ away from us last night, situated right on the beach in Israel’s best winter-climate city. I’m pretty sure that it’s the RV’s “normal” spot. Not bad.

24 02 2011
Bernie

Yair, I remember your brother sleeping on the beach at Eilat many years ago. It was fine until he awoke in the middle of the night to find something live sniffing at his head. After that, he went to the youth hostel, which, if I remember correctly, wasn’t too pleasant either. Ahhh! The pleasures of a warm bed!

26 02 2011
Matt

Safe travels. Your RV misses you.
From the southern Arizona desert, hi from Bree, Me, Henery, Cali, and Dolly.

18 02 2015
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