Tourist information about the village of Sand in the Crimea

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Пляж в Казантипском заливе, Крым The beach in Kazantip Bay

Sand (Pesochnoe) is a small village in the Northern part of the Kerch Peninsula of the Crimea in the Leninsky district on the coast of the Azov sea (on the map). The permanent population of less than 200 people. Centrally located in Kazantip Bay, which is part of the sea of Azov. The nearest large settlements of the Crimea: Kerch (55 km), Schelkino (24 km). From Simferopol airport to Sand almost 200 kilometers.

Infrastructure Sand underdeveloped – typical of small villages. Here is not even a normal road and not serviced regular transport. There's a tiny village shop with products and commodities, and in the nearby village market. Nothing more of no infrastructure. However, there are several lodges and guest houses, and a separate category of tourists coming here purposefully. And they seek for two reasons: the remoteness from civilization and deserted long sandy beaches.

The village itself consists of one street and is not near the beach, and a kilometer from him. The road to the beach passes through the pine forest to the steppe part of the Crimea. But, unfortunately, in recent years, the path to the beach had turned into some kind of landfill, thanks to the tourists who litter is not removed. The situation is similar on the beach: tourists from the village as well as MPs your trash is not removed and remains in the sand until it will not take water.

The beaches in the area Sand is one of the main reasons because of which travel to this part of the Crimea. The sandy beach here stretches continuously for 30 miles! However, in fairness it should be noted that the beaches are not very sandy, and mixed with broken shells, and more shells than sand. The water is warm enough for swimming in late may, unlike the South coast, where it can be cold even in late June. Conditions for bathing small children a good, small depth of tens of meters from the shore. But there is a peculiarity: first, near the shore the bottom sharply goes under the water and then back up. Be prepared for the waves because the wind blows often. The water is turbid because of suspended sand and clay. Beach no entertainment, and amenities. The only exception is the equipped beach of the sanatorium "Azov", three kilometers from Sandy, but the facilities there available only to clients of the boarding house.

Panorama of beach Sand

Options for accommodation here is low: only a couple of lodges, and then running each season because of the small number of tourists. The service is minimal, only basic accommodation in small, simple rooms and meals. Local residents also offered their homes for accommodation, prices from 200 rubles per person per day.

Also not to mention about another place to stay, a kind of "reservation" for tourists – the hotel "Azov". It is located three kilometers from the village and near the beach. It's self-sufficient area for recreation, something foreign hotels with their territory and all inclusive. There is a children's mini-water Park, entertainment staff, evening show cartoons for children. Overall this is a good place to stay, but the territory for miles is nothing.

When you search for hotels in Crimea Booking.com you'll likely get a message - "Not found" options. This limitation booking.com because of the sanctions. But around it and book accommodation in Crimea is very simple, you only need to enable the checkbox "travel for work". Read more here - How to book a hotel in Crimea Booking.com despite the sanctions.

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And minutes any entertainment in the village no. The only entertainment is a mini – Aqua Park with children's slides and pools on the territory of PANSIONAT Azov (not in the village, and three kilometers from it). To visit it can not only clients of the boarding house, but also vacationers, but only for a fee. On the outskirts of the village is the source of curative mud, and in the vicinity of some salt lakes, salt water (brine) and mud which the locals consider it useful. With the attractions of the Crimea the problem here, group excursions, as at other resorts, not to buy.

Attention! Almost the entire tourist season there are a lot of mosquitoes and in the surrounding fields and woods many ticks and poisonous spiders of Karakurt (see danger in the Crimea). Be careful, always inspect after trekking to the beach or back skin and clothing. Ticks are not immediately attach themselves to the skin and first few hours crawling on your body, and are looking for a secluded place to hide. Do not forget about the hairy areas.

How to get to the Sand

Sand is away from transport infrastructure and major cities, and in village is not even the normal asphalt road. Regular transport does not go. So get here best by car or taxi.

If you go by car, after crossing the bridge you will be driven 70 kilometers. Most of the way to pass on the good new road, but the last 13 kilometers – old asphalt and even primer. But you can drive even on the car in bad weather, you just have to be careful on potholes.

If you arrive in Crimea to Simferopol airport, it is best to take a taxi or book a tour pickup. But the trip is not cheap, after all, drive will have almost 200 kilometers and 4 hours. Transfer you can through the search form:

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Встреча водителемThe driver meets you at the airport or at the station

If you pre-book accommodation in one of the resorts, you can take advantage of their Shuttle service.

There are budget ways to get here. Directly from the airport or a stopover in Simferopol take the bus to Kerch, and to ask the driver to drop you off at the turnoff to the village of Sand. From this place to the village 13 kilometers away and can be overcome on the ride. Just keep in mind that here are not very common, and can wait a few hours.

Another way – from Kerch or Feodosia by train to railway station "Ostanino" or "55 km" and they are 6 and 5 kilometers, respectively, on foot or by hitchhiking.

Cm. read more, how to get to the village of Sand here...

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
admin 16 August, 2016
The site provides information about recreation on the Azov sea in Crimea:
Arabatskaya Strelka
Schelkino
Mysovoye
the village of Kamianske
S. Sand
S. Resort
In this topic, we are discussing rest on the sea of Azov in the Crimea. ...
krazyfrog Aug 19, 2016
On arabatskiy now really nothing to do, the middle of nowhere. Earlier though it was possible to reach the hot springs, and today... Oh's, sorry. ...
UserRu 8 July, 2018
Wilderness better than each other, all you need bring and in a way, the car is not the hand carry. When cold currents do not allow to swim in the black sea as an option go on the Arabatsky arrow. ...
admin July 8, 2018

Not all are satisfied with this approach, there are a lot of quiet, peaceful and developed resorts in the Crimea. ...

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