The beach at Mikhmoret, a tiny moshav 7½ km (4½ miles) north of Netanya, is popular with swimmers as well as those who laze away the day under umbrellas. The huge dirt parking lot, which charges NIS 30 per car, is 1 km (½ mile) after the turn-off from Route 2. There are three lifeguard stations, a restaurant, café, and chair and umbrella rentals. This is a backpacker favorite, and the Resort Hostel is on the beach. Amenities: food and drink; lifeguards; water sports. Best for: sunset; swimming.
Netanya, 4029700, Israel