Jutting into the sea, just west of the theatre, are the excavated remains of an impressive palace with a pool in its western section. The palace dates back to the Roman and Byzantine periods. Archaeologists believe that the pool once served as the city’s fish market. Caesarea National Park is situated on the Mediterranean coast in northern Sharon, between the Crocodile and Hadera River mouths. It lies alongside bays and shallow inlets that were formed by wave erosion in the kurkar range. These bays were utilized throughout history for the anchorage of sea-going vessels.