An alternative to Sachne – Gan HeShelosha (if you are looking for a refreshing dip) is Nahal HaKibbutzim about 5 or 10 minutes drive away. There is no admission charge.
Here you can swim in a stream, it is uncontrolled so it tends to be pretty busy; and watching the goings on can be nearly as entertaining as the incredibly refreshing swim. This is a fresh water equivalent of a public beach rather than a hotel pool, so if you like creature comforts and organised swimming this is not the place for you.
If you are a little more adventurous move off from the pools (that are often mobbed) – there is some deeper water a bit further along and a few places where the stream has been diverted through culverts resulting in some very fast water slides.
It is recommended that you bring along some rubber rings or inner tubes. There are no life guards and some parts are definitely tricky for smaller children and those who can’t swim too well. Parental caution is definitely required.
On road 669