Making waves

New app tracks beach conditions in Tel Aviv-Jaffa

Municipality project offers up-to-date information on weather at the shore and allows users to rent sun beds and chairs by phone

Jessica Steinberg covers the Sabra scene from south to north and back to the center.

If you see a pink-and-white ice cream cart rolling along the Tel Aviv beach this week, you should know that it’s part of the city’s campaign to promote its new app, Tel Aviv-Jaffa Beaches.

Tel Aviv-Jaffa Beaches was created by Digital, a Tel Aviv resident membership, which offers discounts and promotions on services and facilities in the city, and which made the app available to residents and tourists.

The app includes information on all 13 beaches in Tel Aviv and Jaffa, offering details on wave height, water temperature and air temperature. Users can also rent 15 different items from the app, including sun beds, beach umbrellas and beach chairs, at a 66% discount from the regular rental facilities offered along the beachfront.

The app is currently available in English and Hebrew and will soon be available in Arabic.

Screenshots of the new beach app offered by the City of Tel Aviv-Jaffa, as part of their Digital app. (Courtesy City of Tel Aviv-Jaffa)

The ice cream truck, however, is only available from July 22 through the end of the month, so go and get your ice cream cones now.

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