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.
Palmachim is a perfect place to spend the day on the beach relaxing, sun bathing, swimming or paddling and there is plenty of room for beach sports. (Please listen to the life guard or exercise extreme care when they aren’t on duty – there are far too many careless tragedies.) Stock up before hand on all your drink and food. It is very close to the Palmachim airbase and so the children can enjoy the frequent helicopter fly-bys.
Probably, because it is a bit out of the way and relatively under-developed Palmachim is often far less packed than some of the more central beaches in Tel Aviv and Herzeliya.
For more views – see Palmachim Photos
Getting To Palmachim
The beach is at the end of road 4311. Exit the 431 at Ein Kore junction and head south/west on the 4311 for 7Km or so, past Ikea and under highway 4. Be aware that he road is fairly narrow and windy through the countryside. The end of the road is the beach car park.