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Colorful blooms and animals: a trip to the sand dunes of Nitzanim - voila! tourism


In the winter months, the sand dunes of the old Nitzanim are decorated with colorful blooms and especially in the white desert bloom. A trip to the last largest sand block in Israel. Details here! tourism

The estuary of Nahal Shakma and Zikim Beach (Photo: Eyal Shapira)

This week's trip recommendation comes from the staff of the Sycamore Field School of the Society for the Protection of Nature, who recommends the sand dunes at the old Nitsanim site.

In the winter months, the sand dunes are decorated with colorful blooms and especially with the white and refreshing desert rose, and the smell of the flowers is carried in the space.

It is advisable to start the trip in the Eucalyptus Grove in the Holot Nitzanim Reserve parking lot, go for a walk among golden dunes, sycamore trees and desert heather bushes and the single-seeded hazel.

During the winter you can notice a variety of blooming seasonal plants and during the walk you can follow the tracks of the wild animals that roam this special habitat.

One should only observe and not touch or try to grab (the only thing that can be grabbed and even desirable is a nap under one of the sycamore trees that grow in the expanse of sand).

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Decorated with colorful blooms during this period.

The sand dunes at the old Nitsanim site (photo: Society for the Protection of Nature, Bish Shekami)

The reserve suffers from prohibited motor activity of humans

When you reach the intersection of black and blue paths, continue west on the blue path.

In this area we pass by the northern part of the underground water pools in Nitzanim (can be identified among the dense vegetation).

At this point you can choose and retrace our steps to the car in the eucalyptus grove, or continue westward and reach the northern part of the declared Nitzanim beach.

If you decide to cross the expanse of sand, you must park another car in the parking lot of the beach.

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Nitsanim Sand Reserve is the last largest sand block in the State of Israel.

The reserve suffers from prohibited human motor activity, sand mining and poaching.

Do not pick, trample burrows, catch animals or walk around the area at night.

You can have a picnic in the eucalyptus grove and keep it clean.

It is recommended to visit during the autumn, winter and spring months.

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Quite a few animals live in the reserve.

Deer footprints in the dunes (photo: Society for the Protection of Nature, Bish Shekami)

Nitzanim Sand Dunes (Photo: Society for the Protection of Nature, BSH Shekami)

to the trip we went

Difficulty level:


Walking in the sand is not recommended for those suffering from back and knee problems.

The length of the route:

4 km in total. You must have water - at least 2 liters per person. It is not recommended to walk during the hot hours of the day.

Start and end point:

in the Eucalyptus Grove, Holot Nitzanim Reserve, and a start and end point at Nitzanim Beach (depending on the route you chose to take).

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Source: walla

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