When a simple strip of sand and access to water is not enough, beach complexes come to rescue: equipped with playgrounds, saunas, open-air pools and bars, these spots offer the best imaginable relaxation. Kyiv has numerous beach clubs to attend from cozy family complexes to nightlife venues located on the rooftop in the center of the city.
The beach complex with a telltale name is located among the bushy nature of Trukhaniv Island. Easily reached by car via Moscow Bridge and public transport, Trukhanov is by far one of the most popular resorts in Kyiv. The entrance costs UAH 150 and gives free access to the clean beach, two pools with a water slide, as well as the sports yard. Beach chair and umbrella are also included in the fee. Visitors are welcome to enjoy beach volleyball or ping-pong on the fresh air. Moreover, Trukhanov is a nice spot to start the barbecue season, as BBQ grill and firewood are also a part of the entrance fee.
Address: 12, Parkova Road
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Clean beach with warm sand, pools large enough to host a company and active entertainment are steady factors that lure in visitors in the Dniprovksa Riviera. Located on Zhukov Island, this beach complex and restaurant offers quiet rest in Kyiv. Kids are happy to play on the trampoline while parents enjoy exquisite food offered by the chef. Moreover, the resort often hosts concerts and parties with the best Ukrainian musicians. The entrance fee is UAH 150 during weekdays and UAH 200 on weekends.
Address: 58A, Liutneva Street, Zhukov Island
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Tsarsky City Resort
A recreation center located in Kyiv downtown offers luxurious rest and various SPA treatments. The outdoor pool located on a summer terrace overlooks the busy Kyiv, while the 25-meter indoor pool with a special cleaning system is a perfect place to hide from the bad weather. There are 9 types of saunas, including the popular Turkish hammam and Roman sauna for long-lasting relaxation effect. Tsarsky pools access is included in the Membership Card. Spa can be visited without the club membership. Prices vary depending on the season.
Address: 13B, Staronavodnytska Street
The beach complex of Expocenter of Ukraine is one of the most popular spots for spending quality time with family. The main 25-meter open-air pool is often riddled with visitors, who seek for a relaxation place on hot weekends. A bar located right near the pool helps immensely with a broad range of refreshments. A 13-meter pool with a water slide is open specifically for children to enjoy the water entertainment safely. Price is UAH 60 per hour for adults and UAH 30 for kids during weekdays, and UAH 130 for adults and UAH 65 for kids on weekends. Visitors can buy a membership card that gives a 15-25% discount.
Address: 1, Akademika Hlushkova Avenue
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Sky Family Park
A new addition to the list of Kyiv swimming pools, Sky Family Park located in SkyMall shopping center opens its doors for those who seek for relaxation and active leisure. The large open-air pool is one of the many attractions available here: children are entertained by animators in a kids’ zone while adults can enjoy riding a catamaran or relaxing with a hookah. The beach complex is equipped with street food stalls and a stage where DJs and popular Ukrainian music artists cater with live music for the day. Entrance fee is UAH 125 on weekdays and UAH 200 on weekends. A beach chair rent is paid separately.
Address: 2, Henerala Vatutina Avenue (SkyMall Shopping Center)
Olmeca Plage located near Hydropark is currently one of the most visited beach clubs in Kyiv. Sometimes it can be difficult to find a free parking space here, but access by public transport is always available. The large 25-meter open pool hosts eager visitors here. Olmeca Plage also has four volleyball fields, Ping-Pong tables, open-air gym and playground with a trampoline for kids. Those who enjoy more active leisure can try water skiing, surfing, and flyboarding. Entrance is UAH 200 on workdays and UAH 300 on weekends and holidays. Beach chair and towels are included in the fee.
Address: 5, Brovarsky Avenue
City Beach Club
Located on the roof of the Ocean Plaza shopping center, City Beach Club is equipped with its two enormous pools and three bars to satisfy the crowd. In the daytime the beach club is family-friendly and at night the club invites local DJs and hosts to fill the roof with the best hits. The deck chair costs UAH 300 at workdays and UAH 400 on weekends. Moreover, there are numerous inflatable mattresses and balls for kids. City Beach Club is easily reached by metro - hop off on the Lybidska station.
Address: 176, Antonovycha Street
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Equides Pool Club
Equides Club is famous for two things: convenient location in mere 15 kilometers from Khreshchatyk and an open pool. The cutting-edge technology allows keeping the water crystal clear without damaging effects on skin and health. The club bar is located right near the open-pool and is always ready to treat the guests with classic cocktails. Equides also offers spa and wellness like massages, sauna and skin treatment. Every Saturday Kyiv DJs perform live to entertain guests. Entrance is UAH 400, which includes beach chair rental and towels.
Address: 36, Vyshneva Street, Novoobukhivske Highway
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