South of Tel Aviv
Beit Halomotay - Dreamland Water Park
On the Ruins of Kibbutz Nitzanim
For a small place, in the heart of nature, the community of Nitzan (Nitzanim) is extraordinarily rich in tokens from the past. Nitzan is hemmed in by tilled agricultural fields, scented citrus orchards, tall eucalyptus stands and golden sand dunes. Yet amidst this pastoral environment survive vivid historical remnants to serve as constant reminders of the not-so-peaceful past.
Nitzanim – founded in 1943 by East European Zionist Youth; fell to the Egyptians on June 7 1948; Nitzanim was re-established as a Youth Home is 1949 and later in 1998 as the village of Nitzan. The former Kibbutznikim rebuilt their Kibbutz a few miles away after Israel's War of Independence War.
Palmachim Beach is one of Israel’s secret treasures, it was recently threatened with development but thankfully that threat seems to have passed.
Palmachim is not a large beach, and doesn’t have many facilities beyond a life-guard (in season), a few sun shelters and public toilets. However, it makes up for this by being one of the prettiest beaches in the country. It is bounded by some low cliffs to the south and boasts some great views of Tel Aviv to the north. Like most Israeli Mediterranean beaches it can be a great location for photography especially into the setting sun.