Odessa is the Southern capital of Ukraine with Black Sea coastline, relaxed nightlife, festive mood and amazing beaches. Take a look at the best beaches in Odessa to sunbathe, swim and spend a joyful time.
Arkadia is not central located beach, but is the largest, most developed and the most expensive beach in Odessa. The main entrance is clearly labeled by two pillars holding an ‘Arkadia’ sign. Behind the sign is a long, shaded boulevard that boasts dozens of entertainment options. Along this path, you will also notice lots of cafes, restaurants and kiosks. From here you can choose to either go downstairs onto the main Arkadia beach or try out numerous surrounding stretches of sand that all fall within Arkadia's premises.
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A steep walk downhill is required to access most of Odessa beaches. However, this is not the case for Otrada Beach, which can be accessed by cable cars. Enjoy the beautiful view of coast from the top of the ride! Otrada Beach consists of numerous small beaches - almost all of which are fully equipped with bars, waiter service, changing rooms, showers, playing zones for kids and other facilities. Here you can also try out Wind Surfing or Jet Skiing.
Lanzheron is one of the most popular Odessa beaches and the most preferred by tourists because of its central location. Located next to Shevchenko Park, one can enjoy the greenery of the park and take a dip in the warm Black Sea at the same time. Lanzheron Beach stretches over many different beaches, each with its own unique Odessa flavor. There are numerous water slides available for entertainment, just in case one can feel like doing something unusual. Popular entertainment options include Jet Ski rentals, speedboat rides and other water related activities.
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Delphin Beach is located just a bit on the south from Lanzheron and Otrada beaches. A few minute walk down the steep stairs brings to less crowded Delphin beach. The sand quality on this beach is one of the better ones in Odessa. Overall beach cleanliness and relatively good service make this place a recommended visit on a hot summer day (as well as on a windy romantic autumn evening) while staying in Odessa.
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The best beaches in Odessa have a lot to offer: from loud parties to quite castaways. Check out all of them and choose the one that attracts you the most!