Mikhmoret (sometimes spelled Michmoret) is a community-based agricultural town on the central Mediterranean coast of Israel. It is known as a moshav, which is similar to a kibbutz but often the farms in a moshav are individually owned. Mikhmoret is only nine kilometres north of Netanya, a popular Israeli resort town; Mikhmoret is by far the most popular place with backpackers as its often less family oriented than the town to the south.
The easiest way to get to Mikhmoret is by bus from either Haifa or Tel Aviv. It is right on the main highway just south of Caesarea; buses go right through the town! Mikhmoret has a few hostels for backpackers. You’ll be well looked after in this tiny up-and-coming resort town at any of the hostels as most are new and cater to solo travellers as well as groups of backpackers. Expect hostels in Mikhmoret to be clean, spacious, and well-equipped. The staff are knowledgeable about what to do in the are and can recommend the best way to get around.
Beaches in and around Mikhmoret are often considered the best beaches in Israel. The man-made breakers shelter the little harbour from the winds and the water is often very calm. Its the perfect place to go stand up paddleboarding, kayaking, or swimming. There are lifeguards on duty during the high season.
You may see turtles near the beach as well since there’s a sea turtle rescue centre on the beach near the Alexander River outlet! In addition, there are several wetland nature reserves within walking distance of the town. If you want to see native birds, foxes, jackalls, and more, go for a walk through the Hasharon State Park, just next to one of the hostels. If you’re an avid hiker, the Israeli National Trail goes right through town; you can take a day hike on it or tackle a longer stretch down to Caesarea and Jisr az Zarqa.
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