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The 8 Best Beaches in Ukraine

The Black Sea near Dzharylhach Island
The Black Sea near Dzharylhach Island | © Capbomba / WikiCommons
The south of Ukraine is a perfect place for summer holidays, as the season lasts from the beginning of May until late September. Odessa is definitely the most popular resort town with the largest number of beaches, but there are also some small and cosy towns, suitable for family holidays. Not to mention the Ukrainian Maldives are famous for their azure waters. Here are eight incredible beaches in Ukraine.

Odessa

Odessa is one of the largest Ukrainian cities and an ultimate destination for your next summer vacation. Even the choosiest tourist will find a perfect spot to bask in the sun, as the total length of the beach zone reaches 18 miles (30 km). You’ll find both equipped and wild beaches, but be sure to see the most popular ones: Langeron, Arcadia and Otrada. These places have all the necessary conveniences for a good rest, as well as a variety of day and night open-air clubs with swimming pools, restaurants, towels, sunbeds and round-the-clock parties.

Koblevo

Koblevo is a gem of the Black Sea coastline, located between two sandy beach zones and the Tylihul Estuary. It is not only a very comfortable resort for family holidays, but also a cheap one. Here you won’t have to pay a fortune for a small room on the coast, as recreation and wellness centres constitute a fair part of the accommodations. Why is it a family resort? Because there are shallow sea waters and loads of children’s entertainment like trampolines and slides.

Berdyansk

Another place to visit is Berdyansk, which is only a two-hour-drive from the historical city of Zaporizhia. It is a small resort town that has conquered the hearts of locals due to its mild climate and clean beaches. In addition, the town boasts of the Berdyansk spit, which is a state-protected area. The spit originates in Berdyansk and runs along the Sea of Azov for 14 miles (23 km). Undoubtedly, the biggest advantage of the resort is its ecological purity, large gardens and the complete absence of industrial complexes.

Kyrylivka

The family resort in Kyrylivka is an amazing wellness spot in Ukraine. It has a mild climate, a shallow and very clean sea, sandy beaches and plenty of recreation. The Sea of Azov is not deep at all, so it warms up quickly and is perfect for small children. Apart from swimming in the sea, visitors can experience healing treatments using curative muds and clays and drink mineral water from natural sources. Sounds relaxing, doesn’t it?

Kyrylivka, Fedotova Spit Beach © V&A Dudush / WikiCommons

Skadovsk

Skadovsk is a popular resort on the Black Sea. Salty air and the aroma of steppe grasses saturate the atmosphere with remedial properties. Not surprisingly, there are many health resorts here. Moreover, people come to the city for active holidays as it is easy to rent catamarans and water motorcycles. In the evenings, the embankment transforms into the centre of nightlife with discos, nightclubs and restaurants, which are open until the last customer leaves.

Dzharylhach

When you hear others speak of Dzharylhach, you may hear complimentary titles like ‘Ukrainian Maldives’ or ‘Heaven on Earth’. The largest island in Ukraine (and the Black Sea) is a real discovery for those who like to spend holidays in the wild. Here you’ll find the warm sea, clean sand and miles of unspoilt beaches, but it is not an easy task to get here. You’ll need to rent a boat or get on a tourist ship, but it is worth it. Once in Dzharylhach, unpack your tent, make a camp and enjoy the solitude.

Zatoka

The Ukrainian Black Sea coast has a lot of famous resorts and Zatoka is one of them. It provides comfortable settings for recreation, including holidays with children. Sandy beaches stretch for 3.1 miles (5 km). Hotels and wellness centres, a wide choice of fun entertainment, warm sea, and delicious fresh fruit and vegetables will make your rest unforgettable. Moreover, in Zatoka, the season begins in May and lasts until September.

Chornomorsk

Chornomorsk is located just 12.5 miles (20 km) from Odessa and is mainly known as a port town. There’s a beautiful park, equipped beaches, a quiet and homely atmosphere in the resort town and, of course, a sufficient number of cafes, restaurants and nightclubs. Chornomorsk also has a diving club, which offers scuba diving under the supervision of an instructor. The city also hosts one of the best summer festivals in Ukraine: Koktebel Jazz Festival.