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Luzanovka Beach


From Frockland virtualtourist.com

Luzanovka Beach (Плаж Лунзановка)

Located about 10 kilometers from the city. It has the Delfin camping site (See sanatoriums) and a couple of small outdoor summer clubs. It runs one and a half kilometers, and reaches up to 100 meters wide. It is one of the cleanest beaches in the vicinity of Odessa, begin so far from the port. It has a sandy beach and a very slightly sloping shore, with no sharp inclines in the seabed. The water is also always 2-3 degrees warmer than the other southern beaches.

This is the preferred beach of the 70,000 people living in the northern Kotovsky district.

To the north of the beach is the a large children's camp.

It can be reached by:

  • marshutka (mini-van) 190, 120 from the train station
  • marshutka (mini-van) 230, 170 from Grecheskaya Ploshat (Square) (Греческая Площадь)

From claus-seyfried.de


The Riviera of Russia
Odessa long been known as the "Riviera of Russia" and the "Pearl of the Black Sea". Before the revolution Odessa was a popular resort town for the wealthy. But after the revolution, many palaces and hotels of the czars and upper classes were seized and converted into sanatoriums and public hotels.

Black Sea Geography
The Black Sea has an area of 413,360 sq. km (159,600 sq. miles). The sea is 560 km (350 miles) across from North to South and 1,210 km (750 miles) wide from west to east. It has a darker color that the Mediterranean Sea. Its deepest point is 2,245 meters (7,364 feet).

The Black Sea connects with the small Sea of Azov (depth less than 60 feet) in the Northwest through the Kerch Strait. The deeper section of the sea is in the south near Turkey, the shallower section is in the north. A number of rivers empty into the Black Sea, including the Bug, Danube, Dnieper, Dniester, and Don.

The Sea of Asov tends to freeze during the winter, and sections of the northern coastline of the Black Sea also freeze. Odessa port rarely freezes, only once every 5-6 years. The sea is subject to severe winter storms, and waterspouts are common in summer.

Medical mud
The Northern coast of the Black Sea is at a low altitude, especially were the rivers drain into the sea, and marshes are common. Around Odessa many of the salt water lagoons and marshes were once part of the sea, but later became enclosed by sandbars and coastal barriers, called limans. Mud from these limans are used for medial purposes and many health resorts have developed around these limans.

The mud looks and smells horrendous, but it has many healthful properties, especially with nervous system disorders.

Black Sea marine life
The Black Sea is tideless. The Black Sea has two layers of water of different densities. The heavily saline bottom layer has little movement and contains hydrogen sulfide; it has no marine life. The top layer, much less saline and richer in fish, flows in a counterclockwise direction around the sea. In the upper layers of the sea and on the shallow sea bed hundreds of species of fauna and flora live.

At least 280 species of plants, 160 species of fish, and 640 species of crab live in the black sea.

Dolphins, sharks and seals are also present. Occasionally on the boat ride tourists can see dolphins following the ship and jumping out of the water. Seals can be seen rarely.

Commercial fish include anchovy, mackerel, and sturgeon.


Continue your virtul tour by traveling to the
Lanzjeron Beach, Otrada beach, & Black Sea Yacht Club
Return to the Odessa Beaches overview
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