Magnificent coast and excellent service – that’s what combines Massandra beach, located on the coast of Yalta. It was he, perhaps the only one in the Crimea, who was assigned the famous blue flag, and the coast itself is completely focused on ensuring that vacationers spend their time with maximum benefit.
How to get there
Massandra beach is located on the east coast of Yalta almost immediately behind the sea station. The coast meets the highest international standards, which is why the beach was awarded the so-called blue flag (Blueflag) – an award that is received by beaches that are completely safe and meet high quality standards. Of course, the appearance of the blue flag could not but attract crowds of tourists. Despite the apparent crowdedness, the water is very clear, and the shore is clean.
You can get to the beach both on foot and by public transport: you just need to get to the stops “Clothing Market” or “Embankment” (buses No. 32, 34, 47a, 109), or get to the “Dolphinarium” (bus No. 34). For tourists who like long walks and admiring the beauties of Yalta,it is possible to get to the beach by cable car of the boarding house “Donbass”. Massandra beach is officially assigned to the address of Drazhinskogo Street, 31G, and you can learn more about the services offered here.
Until the 50s of the last century, there was practically no place for swimming near the village of Massandra. Waves washed away the ground, you could often observe landslides. In the 50s, in order to turn this place into a resort, scientists had to try: so there was a whole large-scale study, during which a picture of the bottom and coast of the entire Yalta district was obtained.
After receiving the results of the study, a project was created, according to which the creation of a coastal zone was planned. Concrete walls were formed around the perimeter, several hundred peculiar buns were dug into the bottom of the coast, and the coast itself was strengthened with pins and metal. As a result, there was a luxurious coastal area with a length of almost half a kilometer, which today is one of the most comfortable beaches in Europe.
“The beach has changed a lot in a few years. If in the early 2000s it was old and shabby, now it is one of the best places in Yalta. My husband and I had great romantic evening promenades along the embankment, and during the day we bathed in clear water and sunbathed on the clear sand. I recommend Massandra to visit.”
For convenience, the shore is divided into several sectors, depending on which you can either sunbathe, walk, or succumb to entertainment. Consider the zones of Massandra beach.
- The first zone. It is a shore divided into 6 sectors. It is possible to sunbathe both in free sectors and take advantage of the location in the paid sector.
- The second zone. This area has everything for a good rest. Here to services of having a rest sunbeds, umbrella
- iki, canopies, tables. You can rent a cell in the luggage room. Tourists can also rent bungalows. In this area there are several solariums, as well as aerariums.
- The third zone. This area is allocated for the embankment. Here you can just walk, as well as visit the beauty salons located along the embankment, where you will be given a pedicure or massage.
- Fourth zone. This area is reserved for cafes, restaurants, as well as souvenir shops. Here guests can have a snack, as well as buy memorabilia.
“The beach is only getting better and better day by day. It is ennobled, on the embankment there are excellent paving stones, in a café nearby delicious cuisine and pleasant prices. Music lanterns are a real highlight of Massandra. Great place to relax and walk.”
Entertainment and service
Massandra beach is an ideal place to sunbathe and relax. At the entrance you will find yourself on the upper promenade, along which you can walk slowly, as well as visit boutiques with various souvenirs. Nearby there are several beauty salons, where you will make a manicure or pedicure, as well as braided Afrokos.
Every day on the embankment you can meet artists who are ready to perform your portrait, as well as from whom you can buy ready-made paintings with views of the Black Sea. On the embankment there are several viewing platforms, from where with the help of binoculars you can admire the Crimean buildings, for example, the famous Swallow’s Nest. No less famous mount Ai-Petri also pleases the eye of travelers who got to the embankment.
The Massandra coast is considered one of the cleanest in the world: so it is regularly examined by divers, so you should not be afraid to step on the bottom, because it is impeccably clean. If you decide to dive with a mask, you can enjoy the view of the pebble underwater world, where both very small fish and large fish, as well as crabs, swim.
On the shore there is a first-aid post, a sports town, as well as points of delivery of swimming equipment. Both children and adults can ride on everyone’s favorite “banana”, take advantage of the rental of catamarans, boats and even jet skis. For thrill seekers there is an opportunity to fly on a paraglider. At night, the shore does not sleep: every evening there are discos and all sorts of festivals that last until the morning.
“I can’t say I liked the beach. In general, I believe that there are no tolerable beaches in Yalta. There are a lot of people on the beach, near the embankment there are full of buildings, in general, the mess is complete. Who needs a relaxing holiday, definitely will not appreciate Massandra. “
Where to stay:
Exit to Massandra beach have several hotels offering excellent service at an affordable cost. Let’s look at some of them.
This hotel is just a 1-minute walk from the shore. It offers 15 rooms of different comfort levels, there are rooms for non-smokers. Each of the rooms, decorated in light colors, has everything that will make your stay comfortable: refrigerator, kettle, cosmetic and tea accessories. Most rooms offer superb sea views. A hearty and hearty breakfast buffet is served each morning, and the café sells fresh pastries and drinks. Free secure parking is available near the hotel. Yalta’s main attractions are just a short drive away. So, to see the Livadia Palace it is necessary to overcome the distance of only 15 km.
In this large cityof Ostinichnoy complex,located right in massandra Park, 1186 rooms of different levels of comfort. The rooms are decorated in light colors and have everything for a comfortable stay: cable TV, balcony, tea and cosmetics.
Massandra Beach is just a 2-3 minute walk away. It offers a two-level beach, several swimming pools, a hot tub. The hotel has more than 20 restaurants, which serve both local and European, Japanese and Ukrainian culinary delights. A buffet breakfast is served every morning.
It offers a spacentre where guests can enjoy both traditional massages and a sauna, as well as more refined treatments, including mud treatments and a salt cave. There is also a gym. The hotel complex regularly organizes various entertainment events. Near the hotel there is private parking, it is possible to book a transfer from the airport and back.
This hotel is ideal for both youth and family holidays on Massandra Beach. It offers 86 rooms of different levels of comfort. Each room is decorated in light colours and includes a TV, kettle, minibar, cosmetics and tea making facilities. Some of the hotel rooms come with stunning sea views. For those who can not part with their pets even during the holidays, accommodation with pets is provided. There are non-smoking rooms. It features a small spa area where guests can enjoy a sauna, hammam and other treatments.
The hotel has an established animation system. The reception is open around the clock, guests have the opportunity to purchase excursions directly from the hotel administrator. The Actor Hotel has a small meeting and conference room.
Massandra beach is one of the best places to stay in Yalta. Crystal clear water, ennobled coast, excellent service of cafes and restaurants on the shore make this place very attractive for tourists, and prices in hotels are more than acceptable with comfortable accommodation in them.