Odessa city beaches are familiar to the majority of the visitors of this beautiful city. ‘Destinations’ brings you to Odessa secret beaches, where you would be able to find tranquility and comfort even during high summer season.
If you have been to Odessa before, you probably heard of "Dolphin", "Arcadia", "Riviera", "Luzanovka", "Otrada", "Chayka" and «Chernomorka» beaches. With their cons and pros, these beaches are likely to be crowded and rather pricy during summer months. However, we offer you the list of alternative less-known beaches in Odessa and its vicinity to spend your hot summer days.
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Clean and wide, but sadly unequipped, this beach area lies between Trassa Zdorovie (Zdorovie Highway) and Francusky boulevard (French Boulevard).There are changing rooms, well-used, and public restrooms, but other than that, the beach is, well, just beach.
This beach is located outside the city, just behind «Molodaya Gvardiya» kids’ summer camp. You can get there either by car or by any public bus going towards Nova Dofinovka village. No one seems to mind the lack of loungers or umbrellas since the beach stripe here is larger than some of the others Odessa’s sand spaces, which makes it a perfect location for beach camping.
Located in 2 km from Kryzhanovka cottage rentals, this little strap of sand is truly a hidden beach gem. Accessible only from the neighboring beach of Kryzhanovka, it takes about 30 minutes by foot to reach it. The perfect combination of clean sea, rocky cliffs and lush vegetation makes this place an ultimate romantic beach spot.
Katranka and Rasseyka
In 3 hours’ drive from Odessa you can find Katranka beach - one of the most pristine and tranquil beaches in Odessa region. This beach is located between Black sea and Sasyk lake. You can take a dip in salty sea and then freshen up in cool lake water.
Rasseyka beach is located a little closer to Odessa, just before Ilyichevsk town. Here you can observe rare birds’ species and wild dolphins.
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Five-kilometer beach, clean sand, clear water - this beach is very popular with families. Kurortnoye beach is located in Belgorod -Dniester area of Zatoka. The location is perfect for picnics and camping. You can find fresh fruits and vegetables, artisan food and wine in the village located close by. Vacation rentals are available in case you would like to spend a couple of days in this beautiful place.
The beach is the key to many great summer vacations, but the perfect beach is rarely found by chance. ‘Destinations’ offers the inside scoop on Odessa secret beaches. Beloved by locals, these sandy stretches are off the tourist track, and brimming with character.