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.