|M.Sc Student||Alperin Roni|
|Subject||Recreational Satisfaction of Seashores|
|Department||Department of Architecture and Town Planning||Supervisor||Professor Ruth Enis|
Recreation satisfaction, which is a positive feeling generated by a leisure experience, is a frequently stated goal of recreation management.
The increasing demand for seashore recreation requires a carefully planned, comprehensive management and development policy both with regard to land use and beach development.
The objective of the study is to understand recreation satisfaction of recreationists on the seashore.
More specifically, the following areas are studied:
a) Recreationists’ level of satisfaction with the management of Dado Beach and the South Beach.
b) Level of suitability of guidelines set out in the partial master plan for seashore development (master plan 13-G).
The main finding of the study is that the recreationists visiting the two beaches have dissimilar character traits.
The finding of this study is that there is room for different levels of development of beaches, so that a wider spectrum of the population can derive enjoyment from this natural resource. In this connection the study lays stress on the need for City Planners to share decision making and development planning of this important and sensitive natural resource with the public.
Also, it may be concluded that Dado Beach provides satisfactory services, and may therefore serve as a yardstick for city beaches. This study offers an additional view of seashore planning in Israel, and its conclusions may serve as suggestions that may help town planners and decision makers cope with the rising demand for beaches on the part of a variety of socio-economic factors.