Metzoke Dragot is a remote beach where you can bask in the sunshine and swim in the Dead Sea. Also known as Shanti Beach, it’s a haven for young families and free spirits. The beach is fringed by ochre-coloured cliffs that look striking against the turquoise water. Take a dip in the Dead Sea and relax in sinkholes filled with salt-saturated water. When you’re ready, wash off the salt in the freshwater spring.
Unlike other Dead Sea beaches, you won’t find sun loungers and umbrellas to rent on Metzoke Dragot. The beach is pristine and untouched, with very few amenities. Bring everything you need to enjoy a day on the beach, including a towel and plenty of water. Accommodation is limited, with many sunseekers choosing to stay at simple clifftop cabins or camp in Bedouin-style tents. For more choices, base yourself in nearby Ein Gedi and visit Metzoke Dragot on a day trip.
Metzoke Dragot is located on the Dead Sea, a 30-minute drive from Ein Gedi and one hour from Jerusalem. Driving is the easiest way to visit Metzoke Dragot. Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv is a 1.5-hour drive away.