The port city of Berdyans'k charms with its tree-lined streets and flower-filled squares. The city is one of the top resort destinations in Ukraine, with locals flocking to bask on its sun-drenched beaches and cool off in the Sea of Azov.
Things to do in Berdyansk
It’s easy to top up your tan in Berdyans'k, with several beaches within walking distance of the main strip. Relax on the sand and stroll along the waterfront promenade. There’s plenty to keep you entertained, including banana boat rides, water bicycles, inflatable slides and sailboats.
Lined with cafes, restaurants and bars, Azov Avenue is the beating heart of Berdyans'k. Satisfy your appetite with local specialties such as “borscht” beetroot soup, “salo” cured pork fat, crispy potato pancakes and of course, crumbed chicken Kiev.
Head down to Seaside Square to dine at al fresco cafes and enjoy sparkling ocean views. Hitch a ride on a pedal-powered trishaw or climb aboard the miniature steam train, while kids love trotting around on ponies decorated with colourful saddles and ribbons. Swimming pools, slides and fountains are just some of the attractions on offer at Aquapark Mys Dobroyi Nadiyi.
Over the decades, Berdyans'k has become a hub for wellness centres and health resorts. The town is peppered with clinics where you can indulge in mineral-rich mud baths, restorative facial treatments and therapeutic massages.
Getting around Berdyansk
Berdyans'k is compact and easy to get around on foot, while taxis and local buses are an easy way to get around. Trains run between Berdyans'k and Kiev and can take up to 17 hours. Mykolaiv International Airport is a six-hour drive away.