The Beaches Of Feodosia
Beaches in Feodosia
Theodosia is a beach resort with good beaches. Unlike most other places on the South coast of the Crimea, is basically sand and not pebbles. Another plus is their relative not crowded. Even in high season here don't have to jostle elbows with their neighbors along the coast, to pave the way to the water. But it should take into account the characteristics of the local beaches, especially if you are picky about quality, purity and beauty.
In the center of Feodosia is located a long pebbly town beach, also called "Stones". He is the most developed and crowded, there is also a promenade and pedestrian area, and almost the entire tourist infrastructure. Stretch on mixed sand-shingle beaches, but seasoned beachgoers they can lead to a real depression. There are no continuous coastal strip, and every 150 meters of the shore is interrupted by concrete breakwaters and fences. Moreover, some areas are blocked by fences and buildings to limit access of tourists (this echoes the pay beaches in the leadership here of the Ukrainian authorities), and although to get right now there overcome barriers, unpleasant aftertaste remains. On the joints of sites found impassable mud or concrete blocks, and in places the water is only dangerous due to protruding rebar and concrete and stones.
If we move even further North begin the sandy beaches. At first they, too, break every 150 metres by concrete breakwaters, but outside the city begins a continuous ten-mile strip of wonderful "Golden beach", but also has its disadvantages, among which runs along the coast road and the almost complete lack of infrastructure.
And yet, all the beaches of Feodosia free. Charge for entrance to the beach according to the law of the Russian Federation – is illegal!
Useful information about the beaches of Feodosia:
- Rent beach chairs and umbrella – 100 rubles
- The longest sandy beach "Golden beach"
- Fun and entertainment center – the street Gallery, General Gorbachev, promenade Paratroopers near a beach "Pebbles"
- On the street General Gorbachev a huge number of cafes and restaurants
- Along the urban coast of Feodosia railway line. It's not a big problem as trains run very rarely, mostly "freight train". On the other side of the railroad along the waterfront of Marines stretches the promenade with souvenir shops and street art exhibition
Summing up, I want to give recommendations on the choice of the beach and places to stay. If you want to relax on an extended probation and a beautiful sandy beach to enjoy long evening walks along the surf, and for that you're willing to sacrifice amenities and infrastructure, then it is best to get outside the city on the "Golden beach" or on the outskirts.
If entertainment is important for you, it is best to go into the center because there's plenty to entertain, and there's a waterfront promenade, and the beach is long, well maintained and safe, but pebbly and very crowded.
Well, the rest of the city... where to drag the chain short "beaches" separated with concrete, piles of debris and fenced rusty fences... We just don't find reasons to recommend that you stop there, is that if there will come across a very cheap hotel or you will get a ticket to one of the resorts.
Read more detailed description of each of the beaches of Feodosia with photos starting from the center to the North, so you can choose the places for a hotel or accommodation:
District centre, city beach (Pebbles)
This is the main and longest beach city, respectively, and is in the heart ( "beach Pebbles" on the map). Stretches along the entire waterfront of the Marines for almost a kilometer, from the streets of General Gorbachev to the Gallery, is shared every 150 meters of concrete breakwaters (Boone). Pebble beach exclusively small and medium size, no sand.
City beach, as the promenade is the most developed and crowded place in town. Beautiful it can not be called, and the water here in some places hiding the concrete blocks, but in the high season is here at every step of dining, drinks, entertainment, sun beds and umbrellas abound. People here, however, is even more and the water will literally have to squeeze between the lying bodies.
Thanks to the combination here, a well-developed infrastructure, a lot of entertainment, pedestrian promenade, restaurants and cafes, discos, sightseeing on St. Gallery, and albeit not the most beautiful, but still a well-kept and clean beach, we would recommend to stay within Feodosiya as close as possible to this place.
If you move further away from the center to the North, after the "Stone" will continue a series of beaches with hotels and resorts, mostly mixed sand and pebble. Access to them is open, but they are surrounded by fences and gates.
"Cote d'azur", though small and could easily get lost among dozens of other small beaches Feodosia, we decided to detail to write about it, so we liked him. If we move from "Stone" further North by a series of fenced and concreted beaches, Komsomolsky Park, you eventually will fall on this sand and a well maintained section of the coast, which was named Lazurny Bereg (Cote d'azur on the map). The distance of hardly 200 metres, but it is very well equipped. Here is the cafe, toilet, shower, sunbeds, changing rooms and even lockers. Among the services there are, imagine, even washing vegetables and fruits. All this is available for money (chaise – 100 rubles a day locker for things – 10 rubles), but if you don't want to pay, you can relax and "savage": the entrance here is not limited to, the money is not charged. Of course, there is a downside – crowded in high season.
To get to the "côte d'azur" you can walk from the city center, but to go all that way along the shore did not succeed, too many obstacles will be on your way. It is more convenient to travel from downtown by bus to Komsomolsk Park and direct beach access.
North beach/black sea embankment
After the "Cote d'azur" and Komsomolsky Park begins a series of nice sandy beaches (Northern beaches on the map) located along the black sea waterfront. Many of them belong to hotels and resorts, but you can get almost every one. The further you move North, Malouda becomes, but umbrellas, sunbeds and cafes not disappear until the border of the city. It is possible to choose a hotel in this part of town, if you are not the principle of the proximity to downtown, but important peace, tranquility and clean sandy beaches. But it is better to settle directly on the first line and not on the other side of the railway, to get to the shore will be very problematic.
This ten-kilometer sandy strip, which originates on the Northern outskirts of Feodosiya and extending to the village of seaside (Golden beach on the map). He's just perfect for lovers of long walks on the beach, as the coastline is nowhere interrupted by fences and breakwaters. All along the yellow sand mixed with fragments of shells, but walking does not bother me. Depth everywhere is low, the bottom smooth, the water is warm, strong waves are rare. Places under the water large stones, so caution must be taken.
People here a little, there's a desert land. In the heart of the village, coastal, beach club, Beach Club 117 and Wellness and hotel complex "Golden beach" vacationers more like fun and infrastructure. The whole infrastructure is modest, but in these places there are. In high season offers traditional aquatic activities, food and drinks.
Of the minuses is worth noting the downloaded road to Kerch, which is very close for all 10 miles.
To relax on the Golden beach it is best to stay at the village of riverside or seaside. But in this case you would be away from the entertainment, attractions and infrastructure in Feodosia. Alternatively, you can come here to rest during the day that can easily be done by bus No. 106 from the center. The range of movement of 10-30 minutes, on the road, 15-20 min, cost 11 rubles.
Wild beach at Cape Distemper
On the far outskirts of Feodosiya in the Genoese fortress and boathouses is a secluded small pebbly and rocky beach (on the map). The length suitable to enter the water area a little more than 30 meters, and then there is the rocky shore. Of infrastructure in the district here do not have anything and get to the beach is not easy, you will have to go through the fields and hills behind the fortress almost a mile. As a result, you will be in a very lonely place where rarely tourists. Swimming here should be very careful, very dangerous because of the rocks. Perhaps the only reason to go here is the volcanic mud, believed by many to healing. Enough to go from the beach to a few tens of meters along the water's edge to the rocky cliff, as you will stumble on small stones and large boulders. It is believed that many of them are actually not stones, and compacted volcanic ash. They are easily broken down, crumbling like hardened clay and melted in water, turning into a dark mud. This dirt then smear the joints or just the parts of the body. Whether this mud has a healing effect, unknown to us.