If for some reason you spend summer in Moscow and do not travel on holidays to the sea, it does not mean that you not have a chance to spend time on a beach and enjoy sunbathing. Though Moscow does not have a direct access to the sea, there are still many beaches both in the very center and on the outskirts of the city, where you spend great time on a boasting hot day. For those, who dream about a nice beach weekend, we have prepared the list of the best spots, where they can make this dream come true.
This huge beach complex “Beach Club” is situated at the Khimki reservoir, and the main and the most unique feature of this place is that there is not artificial but absolutely natural golden sand brought from the Maldives. The overall decoration of the complex is also quite exotic: white wooden paths coexist with cream-colored deck chairs. The beach is divided into two parts: a public zone for 1000 people and the VIP-ground with capacity of 300 people. There are also such services as restaurant, bar, fitness club, gym and sport grounds for playing beach volleyball.
Address: the Leningrad Highway 39
This spacious city beach complex with the size of 15,000 sq.m. is located in the very center of Moscow. In total there are four swimming pools (both standard and VIP) – 2 for adults and 2 for children. There is also a huge zone with comfortable deck chairs, volleyball grounds and places for physical exercising. Visitors have an opportunity to exercise both alone and in groups, since there are always regular trainings on yoga, water polo, and swimming. There are also many restaurants and thematic bars with the diverse and delicious menu. Nowadays this beach complex is one of the most popular summer rest areas among local and tourists.
Address: the Prospekt Mira, 119
Luzhniki that is located in the southwest part of Moscow is equipped with a comfortable beach zone and two swimming pools with 8 tracks in total suitable both for professional swimmers and amateurs. It is a perfect place both for relaxing and very active type of rest, since there is also a fitness studio specializing in functional trainings and jogging. In addition in mornings there are also classes on water aerobics under the leadership of a professional trainer.
Address: Luzhniki, 24
Swimming pool in the Fili Park
It is one of the most affordable places in Moscow to swim and enjoy the sun. The complex includes two adult and one child swimming pools mounted right on the pontoons of the Moscow River, which brings a great feeling of swimming almost in natural conditions. The water is taken directly from the river, is cleared and warmed up to the temperature of 24 degrees. It is also a suitable place for various outdoor and sport activities including volleyball, climbing, and fitness training. If you are a fan of BBQ, you will be happy to know that there are special places for this.
Address: Bolshaya Filevskaya str. 32
There is not very large but quite comfortable and well-equipped beach zone in the park Sokolniki. It includeы two swimming pools for children and adults, and has remained one of the most popular places for summer rest for several seasons already. Therefore, it is not surprising that is also quite crowded spot, especially in evening and during weekends. Besides swimming pools and the area with deck chairs, where it is so pleasant to sunbathe, there are also equipped spaces for table tennis, fitness and aerobics. You fill also find there a bar with a summer terrace, where you can enjoy a cup of fabulous coffee or a refreshing cocktail.
Address: Sokolniki Park
Public beaches in the Gorky Park
If you are not a big fan of swimming and searching just for a place for relaxing sunbathing, then the beach zones in the Gorky park might be a good option. All three beaches are equipped with comfortable deck chairs, umbrellas and free Wi-Fi. Though it is forbidden to swim there, there are always many people owing to convenient central location of the beaches and a free of charge entrance.
Address: The Gorky Park