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Visitor Center

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.

 

ENTRANCE FEE

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:

Smoking

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)

Littering

Pets

FACILITIES

 

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.

 

REST AREA

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.

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