The top 7 beaches a short drive away from Moscow

Moscow doesn’t strike anyone as a beach destination, however, there are 83 beaches in the city and we have already shared our top picks. But isn’t a beach out in nature always a better idea? Especially if we are talking about the stunning nature of Russia. If you are up for a short drive, these are the 7 best destinations just outside Moscow to enjoy both the beaches and nature around.

Shore House

The Shore House is a rather upscale venue comprising of a yacht club, a restaurant, and a beach club and outfitted in the style of Mediterranean minimalism. During the summer season, guests can sunbathe and spend the day by the pool. This place offers guests beach volleyball, different water activities such as water skiing, a pool with chaise lounges, towels, umbrellas and locker rooms. It’s also possible to rent VIP tents and enjoy refined dishes from different cuisines and smoke a shisha. During the weekend concerts of famous Russian performers happen here, however, you will need to get a ticket in advance if you wish to attend one of those.

Entrance fee for pool and beach is about 25$ on weekdays and 40$ on weekends.

Prichal

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Prichal is one of the sophisticated Moscow restaurants managed by the Novikov Group and located in the famous Rublevka area, 12 kilometers outside Moscow, on the bank of the Moscow River. It is surrounded by nature so if you come here in the summer make good use of the open veranda and the beach of course. Here you can rent a paddle boat and go for a swim in the Moscow River while your dinner is being cooked. The restaurant also serves drinks on the beach. The beach infrastructure itself is equipped with everything you need for a pleasant day in the sun: beach lounges, towels, volleyball grounds, kids playgrounds and a beautiful view.

Entrance fee for pool and beach is about 25$ on weekdays and 40$ on weekends.

Rublyovo

It is a vast sandy beach in an ecological area near luxurious Rublyovka village. The beach can be quite crowded, especially on weekends, but there is a VIP zone with a separate entrance for those who prefer privacy and don’t mind paying extra for it. The range of activities varies from football, volleyball, archery to sailing and wakeboarding. Food wise, you are covered as well. There are 4 cafes and the Rustico restaurant on the beach. From time to time, there’re evening dance parties with popular DJs.

Entrance fee is about 3$, VIP zone is about 5$

ADDRESS:

11 Beloborodova ulitsa, Mitino

TO GET HERE:

take buses No 696M or 358 from the Strogino metro station to Rublevskiy Plyazh stop.

Malibu club

This is a beach club located on the bank of Pirogovskoye reservoir. Visitors can choose to spend time on the sandy beach or have full access to both the beach and pools. Yachts, motorboats and jet skis are not allowed at the territory of the club for the sake of visitor safety. The good news is that this rule makes Malibu one of the quieter beaches. The bottom of the reservoir is constantly cleaned by divers and the sand was brought from the Volga river. The club offers different activities and promises a peaceful and safe rest for its visitors. There are also a hotel and a restaurant on the territory.

Entrance fee for the beach is about 12$
Entrance fee for pool and beach 20$

ADDRESS:

the 18 km from MKAD, Mytishinskiy district, Sorokino village

TO GET HERE:

take buses No 498 from the Medvedkovo metro station to derevnya Sorokino stop.

Lake Beloye

There are three lakes in the Kosino district of Moscow: Beloye (White), Chernoye (Black) and Svyatoye (Holy). Of these, only one is officially approved swimming – Lake Beloye. It has been around since the 16th century and its deepest spot is about 19 meters. Today, Lake Beloye boasts a free beach (however not equipped with any sunbeds – bring your own beach towels), a boat station, and clean water with plenty of fish. It even has a local landmark situated on the of its banks – the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Mary.

ADDRESS:

2/6 Zaizernaya ulitsa

TO GET HERE:

buses No 613, 722, 747 from Vykhino metro station.

Big City Pond in Zelenograd

There is a cozy pond in the center of Zelenograd town. It is located on the edge of the park and is famous for a good infrastructure, nice view, clean water, and a professional team of lifeguards. There are also several cafes and sports fields. After swimming and having a rest on the beach you can take a tour around this beautiful green city.

Entrance is free

ADDRESS:

Zelenograd, Park Pobedy

TO GET HERE:

take Bus 476M from the Rechnoy Vokzal metro station to the Dvorets kultury stop.

Chernoye lake

This lake is also located in Zelenograd and the name translates from Russian as black lake. It’s got its name because once the lake was filled with peat and there is still some left at the bottom. But don’t worry, the water is clean and swimming is officially allowed, moreover it’s full of different species of fish. The beach is not big, but pretty picturesque, as the lake is situated near the forest. This is a wild beach, you will not find any sunbeds, umbrellas, boat rentals or eateries – making it a great spot for a picnic. Proximity to a forest allows you to explore the beautiful Russian nature if you get bored from tanning.

Entrance is free

ADDRESS:

6 Microdistrict, Zelenograd

TO GET HERE:

take Bus 400 from the Rechnoy Vokzal metro station to the Mosckovskoye Shosse stop.

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