Arkadia (or Arcadia) Beach
Arcadia (Arkadia) is not central located beach (about a 15 minute ride from the center). It’s the largest, the most developed and the most expensive beach of Odessa. The main entrance is clearly labeled by two pillars holding an Arkadia sign. Behind the sign is a long, shaded boulevard which boasts dozens of entertainment options. Along this path, you will also notice dozens of cafes, restaurants and kiosks. After about a 200 meter walk you’ll see a nightclub “Ibiza" which sits slights before the entrance to the beach. From here you can choose to either go downstairs onto the main Arkadia (Arcadia) beach or take a left or a right and choose numerous surrounding stretches of sand that all fall within Arkadia's premises. Night clubs “Itaka", “Akapulko", “Assol", “Pago" and “Stereo" are located in Arcadia (Arkadia).
Steep walk downhill is required to access most of Odessa beaches. However, this is not the case with Otrada Beach which is known by constructed cable cars. You may take one of these cable cars down to the water. Enjoy the beautiful view of coast from atop of the ride. Otrada Beach consists of numerous small beaches - almost all of which are fully equipped with bars, waiter service, changing rooms, showers, kid play rooms and various other facilities. Some of the more popular beaches / night clubs here are Riviera and Treasure Island. Here you can also try out Wind Surfing or Jet Skiing.
Lanzheron is central located Odessa beach (about a 15 minute walk from Deribasovskaya Street) and the most preferred by tourists. Located next to Park Schevchenko, one can enjoy the greenery of the park and take a dip in the warm Black Sea at the same time. Lanzheron Beach stretches over many different beaches, each with its own unique Odessa flavor. Some are fully equipped while others were left alone in their natural state. There are even numerous water slides available for your entertainment along the water, just in case you get bored while in Odessa. If you get bored, you can visit a large newly built Dolphinarium which will also allow you to either watch a show or swim with the dolphins. Other popular entertainment options include Jet Ski Rentals, speed boat rides and various other water related activities.
Delphin (Dolphin) Beach is located just further south of Lanzheron and Otrada beaches. Few minute walk down the steep stairs brings to all of Delphin (Dolphin) beach. The sand quality on this beach is one of the better ones in Odessa. Overall clean quality beach and relatively great service make this a recommended summer visit on a hot summer day while in Odessa Ukraine.
Luzanovka is not central located beach (about a 15 minute ride from the city center). Few years ago it was one of the backward beaches of Odessa. Today it makes competition to Arkadia (or Arcadia) Beach. Night Clubs “Nirvana", “Vzmorye", “Gofstream" and beach club “Malibu" are located here. Here you can try out Wind Surfing, diving or Jet Skiing.
Fountain Beach (Bolshoy Fontan or Chaika).
This Odessa beach, which is located just south of Arkadia (Arcadia) is a standard beach offering various facilities, and small cafes alongside. Most beaches offer surprisingly good food options along with full bar servings.