The Achziv National Park is located in the ancient site of Biblical Achziv, on the Mediterranean coast of northern Israel, between the border with Lebanon and the city of Acre.

Achziv is also one of most visited National Park in the Holy Land that's combine Beach, Archeology and Sea Natural Reserve.


The Archeological Digs discover ruins of a fortified ancient Canaanite city from the second millennium BCE. Archaeologist also discover ruins of a Phoenician town from the first millennium BCE. The both cities was described in the Hebrew Bible and in ancient Assyrian inscriptions.


The Achziv National Park also offers excellent areas for picnic, campings and also extended parking are in front of the national park entrance.

The National Park and Natural Reserve Authorities provide for visitors extensive facilites, kiosk, bathroom, toilets, areas to make the famous Israeli barbecue, all of this make it site one of most favourite by Israelis to visit in summer vacation days.

The crystalline water, the white and clean sand, combined with small lagunas also make it a paradise to small children and their moms, Achziv is really a small paradise.


“Neither did Asher drive out the inhabitants of Accho, nor the inhabitants of Zidon, nor of Ahlab, nor of Achzib, nor of Helbah, nor of Aphik, nor of Rehob: But the Asherites dwelt among the Canaanites, the inhabitants of the land: for they did not drive them out.”

Judges 1:31–32 KJV

An important city in antiquity located on the Mediterranean coast, along the Via Maris, ca. 14 km. (9 mi.) N of Acco. Until 1948 the tell was the site of the modern village of ez-Zib (1598.2727). The presence of the village precluded excavation of the mound, other than four extensive cemeteries, until the 1963–64 excavations by Moshe W. Prausnitz. Excavations have indicated that Achzib was occupied from the Middle Bronze Age to the Muslim period. During the Israelite period the city was assigned to the tribe of Asher (Josh. 19:29), but the biblical text claims that the tribe was unsuccessful in driving out its Canaanite inhabitants (Judg. 1:31). During MB the city was separated from the mainland by a deep fosse, joining the Wadi Qarn/Naḥal Keziv to the north with the bay to the south, turning the city into an island. The city reached its largest size during the Iron Age, extending east beyond the fosse, until it was conquered by Sennacherib during his third campaign in 701 B.C.E.

“ACHZIB,” Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible, 14.