Drum Beach – the funkiest beach in Israel?

Israel has some mighty fine beaches; from the shores of the Sea of Galilee, to the Mediterranean coast (including the fine beaches of Tel Aviv), to the Dead Sea and down to the clear, coral-rich Red Sea. They really all are a beach bum’s paradise, and all are worthy of being checked out.

Picking out the best of these beaches is probably mission impossible (but yes, we’ve finally gone and done it – read more about the very best beaches in Israel!): everyone will have their own preference and a reason for their choice. But picking out the funkiest beach in Israel is a little easier – in my opinion it has to be the Drum beach (Hof HaTofim) in Tel Aviv.

It probably has the worst facilities of all Tel Aviv’s beaches, but what it lacks in looks, it certainly makes up for in charm, especially on Friday afternoons. Every Friday, this beach becomes the meeting point for a whole posse of¬†drummers and performance artists, which is fun and interesting to see. Crowds often gather on the nearby rocks to watch both the performers, the drummers, and of course, the sunset. The video below gives a taste of what the Drum beach is all about.


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  2. Katie

    July 31, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Where is this beach located? Can someone please tell me the address? Thank you in advance!

    • Ashley

      July 31, 2011 at 2:49 pm

      Hi Katie,
      It doesn’t really have an address as such, but if you ask anybody where the Dolphinarium is (and no, there are no dolphins there!) or where Chinky Beach is, you won’t miss it, especially on a Friday, what with all those drums…

      • Ashley

        June 25, 2012 at 11:45 am

        Chinky Beach is now known as Bluebird Beach…

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