Why should the coastal communities have all the fun in the sand? A manmade beach is the answer for Jerusalem residents.

How landlocked Jerusalem created a beach


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Come summer, Jerusalemites schlep their flip-flops, sunscreen and sand toys to Tel Aviv or one of Israel’s other Mediterranean shore cities. But in the summer of 2014, that was no longer necessary.

"It’s bringing a new adventure for families and young people in Jerusalem," says Hadas Vaanunu, producer of the Jerusalem Beach created adjacent to the popular new First Station entertainment and leisure venue.

A Canadian visitor observes on this video: "The city is so rich in so many different diverse cultures, and it’s great to see it add the beach culture as well."