‘Tok-tok’ is the usual familiar sound one hears when visiting the beaches of Israel. It’s Matkot – a game where two players hit a rubber ball with wooden rackets as many times as possible without dropping it. When you’re local, you’re probably used to it. When you’re not a local, you look for nice and quiet ‘tok-tok’-less beaches. Beit Yanai, north from Tel Aviv, is the place to go. Peaceful, absolutely gorgeous beach for collecting seashells and munching some aubergine with tahini and seafood at their cosy beach restaurant.