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Moscow Beaches
June 15, 2014 11:56


Beaches in GorkyPark

Beach in Gorky Park

One can sunbathe in any spot of Gorky Park. For example, on Pushkinskaya Embankment in hammocks or on any grassy glade equipped with puffs and sun beds. Those who prefer to breathe the river air will like the traditional wooden Olivkovy Beach on the Moskva River embankment. One part of the beach is public; you can come there with your towel. If you want sun beds, showers and beach cafe – you will have to pay an entrance fee of 1000 roubles. Some accuse the owners of the beach - Ginza Project - of high prices, others complain for bad waiters and poor food quality. Meanwhile, this beach in the city center is never empty. Even despite the fact you cannot swim in the river. 

Families with children will find a sandy beach more suitable - a large ground covered with sand near the music stage. The novelty of this season is a sandpit with kinetic sand allowing you to create sand sculptures without water.

“The Bassein” in “Sokolniki” park

The popular project “The Bassein” opened its season on May 23. Two pools are located at the large sand ground at the same time: one for adults and the second one for children - with a slide for the kids and heated water. Sun beds, showers, locker rooms, rental of towels and sports equipment are included. You will also be able to play beach volleyball and ping-pong there, to participate in beach parties, yoga classes, listen to a “quiet” concert or watch a movie. A children playground is equipped.
The entrance fee is reasonable - from 400 roubles on working days. The disadvantages are long queues at weekends and high prices in the cafe, according to the visitors’ opinion. If you believe the reviews, visitors are not allowed to bring their own food. Those who prefer free beaches can wait for opening of the “Sokolniki” open beach on Putyaevskie ponds in early June, where those who wish can sunbathe on the sun beds, ride wakeboards and go boating. However, swimming is prohibited. The equipped free recreation area, just like in “Zolotoy Pond”, will start to work here in the middle of the summer.

The Beach in Tsaritsyno

A new recreation area appeared in the park near the boat landing. Now you may not only go boating, but also admire the scenery of Tsaritsynskye ponds from the bank, lying on huge pillows. With the best will in the world you cannot swim here, if you appreciate your own health, of course.

The Beach of MeshcherskoeLake

This beach is sandy, small, with the usual range of services for this kind of place: locker rooms, a shower, a toilet, picnic grounds. The entrance is free. It is better to come early at the weekend, because there are many vacationers here. It is officially permitted to swim, although the locals claim that the natural springs in the lake were filled in the 80s of the last century during its cleaning. At the same time they remind us that the “Meshcherskiy” rural settlement has no drainage system, so the drains somehow get into the lake.

Serebryanyi Bor

It is permitted to swim in the two areas of Serebryanyi Bor: “Serebryanyi Bor-2” (Tamanskaya street, h. 44) and “Serebryanyi Bor-3” (4th line of Khoroshevskiy Serebryanyi Bor, h. 15). The place is famous for its history, eco-trails, ancient pine forests and beaches, both free and commercial. 
The infrastructure is usual for free beaches: locker rooms, toilets, showers, picnic grounds, playgrounds for volleyball, football and ping-pong, cafes, catamarans rental, children’s playground. They say that the water is purer on paid beaches.

“Levoberezhny” Beach

A free beach on the bank of the Khimki Reservoir, where swimming is officially permitted. There are locker rooms, showers, toilets, a cafe and a volleyball playground here. A children’s wading pool is equipped. The beach is convenient because it is located within the city limits, and it is easy to get here. The water is “more or less pure”, according to the reviews by vacationers. There are a lot of people here. The port is located near this place - you can enjoy the romantic view of sailing ships. 

The Beach Complex ‘Beach Club’

The beach on the Khimki Reservoir is aimed at one thousand people, and the VIP-area is aimed at 300 people. The advantages include the Royal Bar, a dance floor, sun beds, children’s ground, water skis and boats rental. Swimming is permitted. Entrance fee: 1000 roubles (the price includes sun beds and towels). The highlight of the beach is the white Maldivian sand. The season on the beach opens already on May 23. 

The Beach Club ‘Superbeach’ in Strogino

This is another paid beach with an entrance fee of 1000 roubles. They offer (besides the beach itself) tents, sofas, lawns, sun beds, boats landing, playgrounds for football, volleyball and ping-pong, rental of towels and sports equipment, a restaurant, a swimming pool. At the same time, you can go to a night beach party or a dancing training. According to the visitors’ reviews, it is a pleasant place with a comfortable way into the water, although the driveways to this place are not easy to come through, and the water in the pool is “opaque, but kind of clear”. 

The shore of the
Beloye Lake

It is a free sandy beach in Kosino district. There are cabanas, a boat station, a tennis court, a children’s playground, a cafe. Swimming is permitted. The obvious disadvantages include dirt and waste. Some fans of urban beach holidays even claim that the water in the Beloye Lake is suspiciously “yellow”.

The Beach on the roof of the Design and Architecture Centre ‘Artplay’

If the sky attracts you, take a look at the  recreation area on the roof of the British School of Design of Artplay Centre. A wooden flooring,  a swimming pool, a shower, sun beds, a  bar, a playground for ping-pong, volleyball, badminton, a trampoline - all conveniences of beach holidays are available in the midst of the metropolis for a sensitive artistic soul. There is even an olive grove here. Besides, the 8th floor offers a great view of the Yauza River



Author: Anna Dorozhkina

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