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Dive into Lebanon's Best Beaches and Pools

   
Beirut, Lebanon

Everyone’s favourite season in Beirut is summer. The weather is great, it’s hot! Time to cool down a little?  In need of a refreshment? Then you’re in the right country for a swim. Aquatic parks, swimming pools and natural beaches abound. Here, the Concierge team at Four Seasons Hotel Beirut presents a roundup of Lebanon's best beaches and pools, extending the entire length of the country from north to south, where locals and visitors go to socialise, sunbathe, swim and relax.

Beirut & Surrounds

Cool off on a scorching hot summer’s day at Beirut's Sporting Club, nestled behind Beirut’s famous ferris wheel and offering two large swimming pools and a smaller one for children. Have a day chilling in a sleek yet very urban swimming destination just a few steps away from the Hotel at Madame Bleu, before watching the sunset and partying all night. Head to Al Mandaloun Beach Club on the Dbayeh waterfront and indulge in a high-end beach club experience both elegant and peaceful in equal measure. If you would rather stay in the comfort of the Hotel, The Pool at Four Seasons Hotel Beirut, which is only for the use of in-house guests, offers a quiet refuge on the 26th floor where you can refresh yourself with a swim or simply unwind while enjoying the magnificent views of the Mediterranean sea.

North

On your way to the North look out for these beautiful  hidden coves dotting the coast. Just off the highway in Amchit, discover June Beach Resort, a friendly swimming destination with live music, delicious food and signature cocktails. Pierre & Friends, a cosy and beautifully kept small pebble beach in Batroun is a refreshingly cool getaway for a day filled with sun, food and adventure. Right next to it is White Beach, also popular for its natural pebble beach and a perfect place to try kayaking and windsurfing. O-Glacee boasts a clean pebble and sand coast, as well as an ice-cold natural pool and offers its guests a simple and chilled out experience. C-Flow in Jbeil is perfect if you're travelling with family and ideally divided into pool, beach and restaurants areas, promising fun in the sun for all ages. Tahet El Rih, a gorgeous public beach in Anfeh is a simplified version of Mykonos, Greece where you can swim, have lunch or just chill under the sun.

South

Head to the South coast for breathtaking stretches of sandy beaches.  Orchid Beach Resort boasts a secluded 50 metre (164 foot) stretch of white sandy beach and is the ideal place if you are looking for some relaxed, comfortable time alone, as it is restricted to adults only. Tucked away on the Jiyeh shoreline Lazy B, a stylish and peaceful beach resort is the go-to place for young families with its three swimming pools, large sandy beach, natural creeks and playground for kids. IRIS Beach Club is an adults only resort in Damour, where you can spend an entire day in a laid back yet quietly sophisticated setting. Damour Beach Resort is a combination of ultimate relaxation and style featuring luxurious pools, a vast sandy beach and a kids playground.