|Founded by||Turkish Jewish immigrants and Israeli residents|
Nahsholim (Hebrew: , lit. Tidal waves) is a kibbutz and beach resort in northern Israel. Located near Zikhron Ya'akov, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hof HaCarmel Regional Council. In 2017 it had a population of 663.
The kibbutz was established in June 1948 by a group of idealistic Zionists who settled in the Palestinian village of al-Tantura, the residents of which having been expelled by Jewish forces only a few weeks earlier. The earliest residents were Palmach members, but were soon joined by Holocaust survivors from Poland. In 1949, the residents wrote:
The spacious former home of the muktar of Tantura served as the dining room. Other houses served as residences or as cowsheds, chicken coops or stables, workshops and sheds. Over the next decade, most the houses of Tantura were destroyed and new buildings constructed on the northern side. The residents had wished to establish the kibbutz as a fishing village on El Burj, the site of ancient Dor, but gave up after a long fight with the Israeli Department of Antiquities.
A glass bottle factory founded by Baron Rothschild in 1891 is located in Nahsholim. Today it is an archaeological museum with displays of objects found in the excavations at Tel Dor since 1980. In 2015, archaeologists examining remains of a shipwreck discovered in 1976 off Dor Beach, near Zichron Yaakov, announced that it was probably a ship sent by Rothschild with supplies for the bottle factory. Also exhibited in the museum are a large assortment of anchors, jars and navigational tools retrieved by the center's diving team. Cannons, swords, guns and ammunition have been found underwater, dating from the retreat of Napoleon's armade in 1799.
The kibbutz grows bananas, avocado and cotton, and raises fish in ponds. It also operates a plastics factory that manufactures irrigation equipment.