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The Corniche, Beirut

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Amble your way along the Mediterranean coast at The Corniche, a meandering promenade lined with leafy palms. Snaking 4.7 km (3 mi) along Beirut's central district coastline, the walkway provides vast seaside vistas and dramatic views of Mount Lebanon to the east. Let the scenery wash over, strolling among families, joggers, and local fishermen. Dotted with vendors offering tempting refreshments, the area remains ideal for grabbing a coffee or a snack while walking along the charming promenade. Plan trip to Beirut with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • October 3, 2017
    See the Lebanese relaxing with fishermen, swimmers on the rocks, bikers, joggers, walkers, etc. In Summer it can get very hot as it is all west facing. There are hole in the wall coffee shops as well ...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    I'm a Beirut frequent traveller. Every time I visit Beirut, I must have a walk along the corniche. You'll see people having coffee, playing with their kids, running, exercising, fishing, walking as a ...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    I like to run on my trips and for those staying in Hamra area this is the best (only?) place for a decent run. You can cover around 3.5k from the lower end to the LunaPark to the southeast. So 7k ther...  more »

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The capital city, Beirut offers a great variety of accommodations across its many lively districts. Downtown possesses a good number of hotels and hostels, close to the main sightseeing spots, and rich in shops and services. Hamra district has a similarly large number of places to stay, with hotels located along the main stylish boulevards, and hostels and guesthouses to be found on the connecting side streets. Ain El Mraiseh district offers a good alternative for those wanting to get a room overlooking the Mediterranean coast.
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