Quiet Bay in Koktebel
The beach and the landscaped Park is a Quiet Bay located approximately midway between Koktebel and Ordzhonikidze (Quiet Bay on the map). This is a popular place for those who comes on rest in Koktebel, but prefers sandy and uncrowded beaches. Come here on a long stay in tents, or just come to relax on the beach for day tourists staying in Koktebel.
In our opinion, this is the best place for bathing and rest in Koktebel. Here small sand, clean and calm water, in all directions offer scenic views of the mountains and hills. The length of continuous sandy beach about a mile, and it stretches almost to the village of Ordzhonikidze, punctuated by rocky headlands. On the West side of the Cove ends in an outstanding deep-sea and protects the beach from waves of the Cape Chameleon, which, incidentally, is itself a landmark. On the other hand another Cape. This water is much calmer, the waves weaker, which is why the Bay is called "quiet." Depth is small, the water warms up well.
No infrastructure on the beach in the Quiet Bay, no. Until 2016 here broke a summer cafe, crashed car camping and the campground, there were a lot of people. And until 2014 for entry generally took the money. But in 2016, the new authorities of the Peninsula undertook to restore order in the landscape Park. Now here have strict attendance rules. Entry to the Park and to the beach is prohibited, on the road, put a barrier and a checkpoint with security. The car can now Park in the Parking lot near the checkpoint, and then go to the beach on foot. It is still possible to put up tents and camp, but now charge 80 rubles per double tent per night, 150 rubles – for four, 130 rubles for six, If you call in here on the SUV or ATV to detour the checkpoint, there is a chance of running into an administrative fine. The rules forbid you to cut down trees, to fish, to tear the plants, and even start a fire. To cook food on a gas burner or in the grill.
Inconvenience to travelers bring a small amount of shade (trees are, but a little), lack of toilets, electricity, and indeed any infrastructure. For trash containers.
Fresh water here, but there are two sources where you can get water to wash, and to drink it is not suitable. One source is a thin trickle, lies next to the road before the checkpoint. It is very difficult to get due to vegetation and marshy around the shores, besides it is every year becoming less. Another source is at the foot of a hill in the Eastern part of the beach (the position of the spring on the map).
Hours: around the clock
Entrance fee / ticket price: free
How to get there: Quiet Bay is located three kilometers from the center of Koktebel (Quiet Bay on the map). Numerous trails and a dirt road lead to the Bay, and walk for 30-60 minutes. It is better not to go along the shore and through the fields on top, or on a dirt road for vehicles. If you go on the beach, have to climb a steep cliff osypayuschiesya. By car you can easily get on a dirt road the signs, but the car will have to Park near the checkpoint, and then about a mile to the beach.
Also in a Quiet Bay can be reached on foot from the village of Ordzhonikidze on the trail, but this route is longer and heavier than from Koktebel, will take time around 2 hours.