Beaches in Odessa, Ukraine


I’ve been in Odessa over a week now and have basically just been living my life. The weather has turned but before that happened, had some amazing days at the beaches. In fact it was 30 degrees and sunny for about a solid week. Weekends were best but the beach was packed daily.

Odessa is a port city along the Black Sea. It’s got countless beaches in and around town, something for everyone. Also the Arcadia district has many lovely resorts. Yours truly has mainly just been hitting up a local beach off the side of the city.

These photos & video were taken last weekend. To be fair, I walked down the beach with my iphone and just hit “snap” whenever I felt the urge. Since it was sunny out, could not see anything past the glare. This SHOULD give you an idea of what it’s like here. I could live here for a summer, easily. Naturally, some photos have been excluded for being too graphic for the likes of “John Q. Internet Public”.

Tips hat,

P.S: Can you see why I’ve been in no rush to leave!? #nobrainer


  1. Sofia - As We Travel

    June 28, 2011 at 7:23 am

    Beautiful water, and a lot of….flesh?!

    We’re thinking of heading to Ukraine by the end of summer, I know nothing about the country so it was nice to get some insight of the beach life there, thanks!

  2. Rob

    June 28, 2011 at 8:24 am

    I knew nothing before I got here, it’s a great place. Send me a tweet if you want an idea on accommodations, found a perfect place. Enjoy your train challenge.

    • Cory B

      February 11, 2014 at 10:36 am

      Hey Rob! Im interested in hearing about the good accommodations!!

      • Rob

        February 17, 2014 at 5:56 am

        Any old hostel will do, good sir!

  3. Ryan @

    June 28, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Wow, that place looks really nice man. Looks like you’re really enjoying yourself there. You always seem to travel to places that most people have never heard much about. Props to you… Talk soon.

  4. Fatima Hasanain

    July 8, 2011 at 1:08 am


    I’m coming to Odessa tonight for a week, I was wondering if you can recommend any sights/experiences that can’t be found on wikitravel/lonely planet/etc.

    Also any concerts/events going on in the city?

    Its great that you have the opportunity to travel like this! Definitely not a boring life!

    • Rob

      July 8, 2011 at 2:05 am

      Stay at the Babuskha Grand as it was one of my favorite hostels in the world, felt like I was at home. Super nice staff and great kitchen + location.

      Just get lost in the city, walk around, be sure to visit the local open air market and make your own adventure. The beach on the weekend is out of this world, have a beverage at the camo bar.

      Above all else, just be spontaneous.

      Have fun!!

  5. Jeanette

    March 9, 2012 at 8:47 am

    Wow, I never imagined the Ukraine to look like this. We just arrive in Florida (U.S.) and it kinda feels the same… but tops on!

    Cheers and keep up the not at all boring life.

    • Rob

      March 9, 2012 at 11:18 am

      It’s a trip, love it over there. Constanta, Romania is also of similar nature.

      Thanks for stopping by and saying hello.

  6. Bryan

    April 23, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    What are the travel costs average?
    How warm was the water?

    • Rob

      April 24, 2012 at 5:41 am

      Not sure, believe a hostel was 10-15 Euro a night and then it all depends on how you live. Water was pretty cold if I recall correctly.

  7. Valeria

    May 3, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Looks very nice, but a bit to many people, or what do you think? Looks like they really love the sun!!

    Greetz from Berlin

    • Rob

      May 4, 2013 at 8:08 am

      Depends on how fun the people are but still a good time. I need to make I back to Berlin sometime and greets from the Caribbean!

  8. angelina

    February 24, 2014 at 11:20 am

    wow. i would love to see Odessa and Sevastopol as well but I fell in love with snorkeling last summer and i wonder if the black sea is good enough to do it? have you seen people doing this?

  9. subhash kusum chowdhury

    March 23, 2014 at 2:51 am

    I’m thinking of heading to Odessa by the end of June,2014. I know nothing about Ukraine &
    Odessa? What are the travel cost and and how warm is the water during summer in Ukraine?

  10. mohamad

    May 18, 2014 at 7:51 am

    odessa beach very nice

  11. Natalie

    March 29, 2015 at 6:11 am

    hello! i love Odessa. I was on Langerons Beach and Arkadia but i never seen before that place. Where it is?

    • Rob

      April 1, 2015 at 10:21 am

      It’s just outside of town, no clue now as it’s been a few years! =)

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