TCNR Visitor Center is open all year round from Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 15:30.
Brochures and trail maps are distributed here.
Address: TCNR Visitor Center, Tyre Coast Nature Reserve – Avenue President Nabih Beri, behind Tyre Rest House Hotel – Tyre – Lebanon
HOURS OF OPERATION
The Tyre Coast Nature Reserve is open all year round.
Visitors are only allowed in the conservation zone from 8:00 till 17:00. To visit this zone visitors must call beforehand: +961-(0)7-351341.
Ras al Aain agricultural area is open all year roun.
While the touristic recreation zone is open until 23:00 for visitors during summer.
There is no entrance fee, but donations for the management of the reserve are welcome.
SAFETY REGULATIONS & PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES
Visitors are encouraged to abide by the ethos: Take only memories, leave only footprints. Stay on ofﬁcially designated trails. Cutting across and between trails can cause severe environmental damage and can be dangerous.
The following are NOT allowed inside the reserve:
Campﬁres, or starting any type of ﬁre
Fishing & Hunting
Tree or shrub cutting
Collection of any ﬂora or fauna
Camping (except for the touristic zone)
TOILETS No public toilets are available during the winter. In the summer, several kiosks located in the public beaches close to the reserve sell food and drinks.
These kiosks have toilets that can be used by visitors.
There are no ofﬁcially designated rest areas, but during the summer visitors can rest and take refreshment at the kiosks.
WHAT TO BRING
In the summer, visitors should come equipped with bathing suits, sunscreen, clothing and hats for UV protection against the sun, and a camera and binoculars.
BEST SEASON TO VISIT
The reserve can be enjoyed all year long, but different seasons are better for particular activities. Prime time for bird watching is during the spring and autumn, when Lebanon is in the ﬂight path of many migratory birds. Late spring and summer are when the sea turtles come to shore to nest. Cycling and night walks can be enjoyed throughout the year, while swimming, snorkeling and diving are favorite activities during the summer.