20 Beaches In Russia To Feel Sun, Sea And Sand Closely

Beaches in Russia

Khalaktyrsky Beach, Yarinsky Beach, Riviera Beach, Olympic Beach, Laskovy Beach, Repino Beach, Tarkhovka Beach, Podrezovo Beach, Promenade Beach, Imeretinskaya Embankment and many more.

There are innumerable stunning Russia beaches that can make your trip to the country special and memorable. While Russia is a cold country, being close to the Arctic Circle, there are quite a few tropical and subtropical beaches to be found in the Southern half of the country.  These beaches also offer exciting sports and activities such as kite flying, surfing, swimming, fishing and much more.

There are many different kinds of  beaches in Russia. They vary from rocky beaches with little sand such as the Riviera Beach in Sochi and the Vysoky Bereg Beach to beaches that have tropical white sandy shores such as the Astafyev’s Bay and Podrezova Beach. Despite their topographical differences and different texture in sand and rocks, they are all equally stunning and naturally beautiful. Some of the most famous beaches in Russia are Beach Yarinsky, Olympic Beach and Tarkhovka Beach which are home to local restaurants and cafes where you can get a taste of the local culture.
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Khalaktyrsky Beach

The Khalaktyrski Beach is one of the most enchanting beaches in Russia whose main attraction is its long stretches of black volcanic sands. This sand is formed over centuries due to the continuous volcanic eruption in the peninsula which gives the beach its unique look.

The black sandy beach is the perfect place to enjoy a quiet picnic while taking in the stunning scenery that can be found here.  Recently, this beach has become a popular tourist destination for its unique beauty, great cuisine and water sports like surfing.

Location: Petropavlovsk- Kamchatsky. East coast of Kamchatka, Russia.

Highlights: Black volcanic sands and birch forest.

Riviera Beach

The Riviera Beach is situated on the easternmost stretch of the Black Sea in Sochi.  This black-stone beach is an ideal place to hang out with your friends and family.

The Riviera Beach is the perfect place to enjoy recreational activities like banana boat rides, parachute flights, hydro cycle rides and trampoline-jumping. This beach is the perfect place to relax with its many watersports and the range of delicious eateries and cafes that line the beach.

Location: Yegorova, 1/9, Sochi 354000, Russia.

Highlights: Adventure Park, seaside cafes and restaurants, exciting watersports, etc.

Olympic Beach

The beauty of the Olympic Beach lies in the beautiful pebbles that are scattered across its 5 km stretch. This beach is situated in the lowlands of Imereti in Sochi. This delightful beach stretches from the Olympic Park to the Psou River at the border of Abkhazia.

The shoreline is dotted with chic restaurants and fast food cafes offering delicious local snacks. There is also a well-maintained cycling track that runs along the beach along with a few rides and activities that you can enjoy while catching a breathtaking view of the beach and the waters.

Location: Nizhny Imeretinskaya St., 155B, Adler, Sochi 354349, Russia.

Highlights: Cycling track, amusement rides, beachside cafes and restaurants, pebbles beach, etc.

Laskovy Beach

Laskovy Beach is one of the most unique beaches in Russia with the picturesque beauty of the dense pine forest and the sparkling blue water of the ocean fringing the beach.

Situated near the quaint town of Repino, this beach is a perfect getaway for city dwellers. Laskovy Beach features some of the finest seaside vendors serving a popular local drink called ‘Kvass’ or fermented rye water along with mouth-watering snacks and cold drinks. The beach is also known as a great spot for kite-surfing.

Location: Petrovskaya, 1, St. Petersburg 197110, Russia.

Highlights: Pine Forests, local cafes, playground and recreational activities.

Repino Beach

Repino is one of the most popular and beautiful beaches in Russia, with a clean beach line, soft soothing sand and pleasant waters of the sea. Swimming and sunbathing are the most relaxing activities you can indulge in on this beach.

The pliable sand on the beach also makes it ideal for activities such as volleyball. Due to the popularity of the beach, you can also find a number of posh restaurants and casual cafes that line the beach, where you can dine on local food as well as international snacks with an excellent view of the sea and the sand.

Location: St. Petersburg, Russia.

Highlights: Pine forests, recreational activities and chic restaurants.

Promenade Beach

The Promenade Beach, situated in Yantarnyy, is one of the most magical beaches in Russia that is famous for its sparkling blue waters and striking white sand.

While there is ample opportunity to explore the beach in peace and enjoy a quiet picnic, you can also experience thrilling adventure activities such as fishing and ropeway rides that are bound to make your trip to the Promenade exceptionally memorable. You can catch a panoramic view of the sea and its surroundings from the ropeway at the end of the Promenade.

Location: Becker’sPark, Yantarnyy, Russia.

Highlights: Ropeway rides, fishing, swimming, picnic, white sand beach, etc.

Imeretinskaya Embankment

The Imeretinskaya Embankment is a 4.6-mile-long stretch of beach that is located in the popular town of Sochi in Russia. While there is little to no sand along the embankment, its proximity to the sea as well as the many wonderful activities you can enjoy here makes it one of the most popular and accessible Russia beaches. You can walk on the beautiful pathways that are lined with towering trees despite being right in the middle of the city.

Location: Sochi, Krasnodar Krai, Russia.

Highlights: Exceptional viewpoints and picturesque walkways.

Durso Beach

Durso Beach is definitely one of the most beautiful Russia beaches, where you can spend a wonderful holiday with your loved ones. The beach boasts of azure waters that break into waves by the time they reach the shore.

The beach is also fringed with a giant hillock, which is great for catching panoramic views of the beach and going for a relaxing hike or a trek, directly from the sandy beaches. You can enjoy activities such as boating, swimming, camping, etc. at Durso Beach.

Location: Abrau, Russia.

Highlights: Camping, swimming, eateries, hiking, trekking, picnics, etc.

Rosa Beach

Rosa Beach has been constructed with care on the banks of the river, where you can find yourself getting lost in the natural beauty of the riverside park.

The beach is surrounded by lush green mountains, a small lake and a beach that is filled with picturesque rocks which you can explore. You can also find several luxury hotels such as the Radisson on the banks of the waters. Activities such as swimming, sunbathing and zip-lining are very popular at Rosa Beach, which makes it a famous tourist attraction.

Location: Esto-Sadok, Sochi, Krasnodar Krai, Russia, 354392.

Highlights: Sunbathing, swimming, zip-lining, luxury hotels lining the beach, rock climbing, trekking, hiking, manicured lawns, walkways, etc.

Vityazevo Beach

Vityazevo Beach is one of the most famous beaches in Russia that is frequented by people all over the world regularly. Despite its remote location, it is a thriving place with many activities that you can enjoy and places you can explore in and around the beach.

The place consists of vast stretches of white sand located on the fringes of the water, where you can lounge or sunbathe. The waters are also calm and peaceful enough for you to go swimming with your family.

Location: Vityazevo, Russia.

Highlights: White sand beaches, restaurants and hotels along the beachline, watersports such as swimming and boating, etc.

Golden Beach

Golden Beach is a wonderful place to unwind and relax when you are in St. Petersburg in Russia. It is a large stretch of sandy beach that is fringed with the sparkling blue ocean on all sides.

It is also a bustling centre of culture and society, where people gather to enjoy picnics, eat in the many restaurants that line the beach and indulge in adventure activities such as kite flying, swimming, boating, etc.

Location: Gavannaya, Zelenogorsk, St. Petersburg 197720 Russia.

Highlight: Swimming, boating, kite-flying, golden sand beach, versatile eateries.

Beach Kamenka

The beach in Kamenka is one of the most famous beaches in Russia because of its idyllic and picturesque beauty. The waters are calm and peaceful while the sand is soft and perfect for a pleasant walk or picnic.

The beach itself is lined with a growth of trees which adds to the natural beauty of the place. You can find a number of seagulls that frequent this beach, along with other marine life such as crabs.

Location: Yeysk, Russia, 353690.

Highlights: Rocky beach, white sand beach, natural beauty, picnic spots, watersports and activities.

Nagaev Bay

Named after the famous Russian hydrographer - Admiral Aleksei Ivanovich Nagayev – the Nagayev Bay is one of the most stunning ice beaches, not only in Russia but in the world.

During the winter months which dominate the country, the beach is lined with icy rocks which adds to the natural beauty of the bay. You can also check out the marine park that is located just beside the beach, where you can learn about the history and relevance of this famous bay.

Location: Sea of Okhotsk, Magadan Oblast, Russia.

Highlights: Historically significant site, ice beach, mountain region, fishing spots, picnic spot.

Yarinsky Beach

Yarinsky Beach is one of the most popular sub-tropical beaches in Russia. Situated on the Jagry Island in Severodvinsk, this beach offers an incredible natural retreat to visitors.

The beach is characterized by its pristine blue waters which creates a magical effect during sunset. Tourists visiting this beach can enjoy swimming and surfing among other water sports. The beach is also frequently visited by whales who sometimes jump over the surface of the water, and you can even catch a glimpse of these majestic creatures.

Location: Severodvinsk, Russia.

Highlights: Swimming and surfing, whale spotting, etc.

Podrezovo Beach

Podrezovo Beach is famous for its soft white sands and calm clear blue waters. With no rough waves, this beach is an ideal place to stroll, relax and go swimming.

Podrezova Beach also features luxury accommodations as well as budget accommodations where you can spend a weekend with your loved ones and indulge in the local cuisine in the many cafes. It is one of the more famous beaches in Russia, which is known for its natural beauty as well as the many amenities that can be found here.

Location: Moscow, Russia.

Highlights: Swimming, luxury hotels, budget accommodations, local cafes, calm and shallow waters.

Tarkhovka Beach

The Tarkhovka Beach is one of the romantic Russia beaches, famous for its tranquil ambience along with its rocky and sandy seashore. This is one of the most visited subtropical beaches in Russia.

The beach provides a great view of the famous fortress at Kronstadt, situated across the Gulf of Finnish. Apart from a long relaxing swim, you can also hire a boat and enjoy a romantic ride on the water. This region is also known for its mushroom cultivations and is a great place to explore for a weekend getaway.

Location: St. Petersburg, Russia.

Highlights: Mushroom plantations, activities such as hiking and boating, tranquil environment.

Vysoky Bereg Beach

The Vysoky Bereg Beach is an exceptionally beautiful beach with little sand and more rocky surfaces and pebbles that offer guests a unique beach experience.

From the shores of the beach, you can watch the skyline of Anapa city that is located on the banks of the beautiful blue waters. You can also catch a number of trekking and hiking trails, as well as quaint and private picnic spots at an elevation, where you can enjoy a memorable time with an exceptional view.

Location: Anapa, Russia.

Highlights: Rocky beach, trekking trails, beachside hikes, picnic spots, etc.

Astafyev’s Bay

If you are fond of nature and like the peace and tranquillity that a lot of beaches come with, then you must visit Astafyev’s Bay. It is one of the most stunning Russia beaches, where the water is so clear that you can almost see the seabed.

The beach is filled with unique and colourful pebbles and seashells that you can collect. The sandy parts of the beach are filled with white and golden lightweight sand similar to the beaches in Thailand. The bay area is surrounded by crags and hills that have lush green forests and trekking trails as well.

Location: State Marine Conservation Area, Vladivostok Russia.

Highlights: White sand beaches, picnic spots, natural beauty, clear waters, trekking trails.

Kremlevskie Beach

This gorgeous and unique beach is located quite close to the Kremlin, which is the centre of the Russian government. It is one of the unique Russia beaches that has formed on the banks of the river.

You can see the lush green river banks lining the waterbody from the sandy shores of this beach. The historical beach is home to many exciting activity centres, as well as restaurants and cafes that line the fringes.

Location: Veliky Novgorod, Novgorodskaya oblast', Russia.

Highlights: Great picnic spot, volleyball, boating, sandy beaches, historically significant.

Kremlevskaya Beach

The Chivirkuiskiy Isthmus is not only a stunning beach but also one of the most famous and beautiful natural retreats in the whole country.

While one side of the clean beach is surrounded by a dense growth of pine trees, the other side is fringed with a range of grey-blue mountains that makes for an incredibly picturesque natural view. The isthmus itself is home to a number of marine creatures, and fishing is one of the most popular activities that people can enjoy here. It is also an excellent spot for a romantic picnic.

Location: Ust-Barguzin 671624 Russia.

Highlights: Natural beauty, beach with mountain scenery, provisions for fishing, picnic spot.
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