11 lakes with clear water in Kiev and nearby where it is pleasant to swim
In Kiev, the beach season started. For all lovers to lie on a sand under the scorching sun, an overview of the cleanest and most aesthetically pleasing lakes in Kiev and its environs.
It is not a secret that most Kievites are disdainful of swimming in the Dnieper - after all, brown-colored water repels and nullifies the desire to plunge into it with your head. An alternative to a not-so-clean river is Kiev Lake, which there are many in the city.
Of course, not all of them are clean, many are forbidden to swim, and some even resemble a landfill.
It is worth paying attention to several beautiful reservoirs near Kiev. It is better to go there on weekends, with noisy companies, with a bonfire, guitar and barbecue. Some lakes even have specially equipped beaches.
The main thing - do not leave trash after yourself, do not bathe in a state of intoxication, do not burn bonfires in unprotected territory and do not bury husks from seeds and cigarette butts in the sand. And then our lakes will always be clean and pleasant to relax.
Here, tanning lovers will appreciate the sandy bottom, clear water, a clean beach with green grass and clean air. The depth of the reservoir reaches 14 meters. The water is very clean and clear, thanks to special algae that grow on the bottom of the lake. There are all conditions for changing clothes, sunbathing, boating and frying kebabs. Note that recently there was demolished a fence that blocked most of the beach. Now for the people a lot of free space.
Where to look: st. Bogatyrskaya (go by minibuses and buses towards Vyshgorod from metro station "Heroes of the Dnieper").
The lake is located next to residential buildings. Nearby is a playground, a supermarket. The beach is sandy. There are changing cabins and a rescue station on the beach. Here you can go fishing and have a small picnic.
Where to look: st. Priozernaya (from metro station "Petrovka" go on foot or drive 2 stops on trolleybuses No. 30.31).
The lake is interesting because it has the shape of a boomerang. The beach is sandy, there are changing cabins. Telbin - is one of the largest lakes in Kiev, its area is 1.8 sq. Km.
Before the Bereznyaki housing estate was built around it on the site of a birch grove in the 1970s, in spring, during a flood, the lake was connected to the waters of the Dnieper.
Where to look: st. Shumsky (from the metro station Levoberezhnaya on buses No. 49, 95, 87 and minibuses No. 249, 245, 599, 535).
It is noteworthy that the lake has no complaints from the sanitary and epidemiological station. And Kiev old-timers even claim that the water in it is healing. It is worth noting that vacationers do not specifically come here. Basically, residents of the surrounding houses bathe in it, trying not to clog the pond.
Where to look: st. Gas pipeline (from the metro station “Obolon” on the 502 minibus to the final one and walk on Pravda Avenue).
The depth of the lake reaches - 32 meters. This is the deepest lake in the capital. And it happened because during the construction of the Kharkiv massif, builders took sand from it. Because of this, the lake has become deeper and much wider than before.
Where to look: st. Collector, Darnitsky district.
There is an official beach on the lake, with all the infrastructure for recreation - trestle beds, toilets, cafes, garbage cans, a rescue station, as well as boat and catamaran rental. You can sit on two sides - both on the beach itself and on the opposite side of the lake. It is worth noting that this is the only lake recommended by the sanatorium for swimming in Puscha Vodice.
Where to look: Pushcha-Voditsa, line 5-8 (get 12 by tram from Podil).
The lake is located immediately behind the village of Zazimye, 20 km from Kiev. Here you can find a well-equipped beach, there are sandy bays. Catamaran and boat rental is also present. Nearby is the entertainment complex "Fishing".
Where to look: near the village of Zazimye (you can get from the Lesnaya metro station by bus number 320 or minibus number 328).
In fact, the pond is an artificial pond. The beach here is sandy, well equipped, there is a marina. On the opposite side is the "wild" beach. There is practically no sand there, and the banks are framed by trees.
Where to look: Pushcha-Voditsa, 1 line (get 12 by tram from Podil).
The lake is one of the most beautiful in the area. It is located in the vicinity of the village of Podgortsy, Obukhov district. The natural charms of the lake are added by the lack of an equipped beach. He is not needed here - the shores are sandy, gentle and wide.
Where to look: from the metro station "Vydubychi" take a minibus towards Obukhov for about 30 minutes. By car along the Obukhov highway 15-20 minutes.
Lake in Gorenka
The recreation area is located on the territory of the former quarry, which became a lake. There are free and paid beaches. The water in the lake is clean, and you can have a bite to eat at the coastal cafes. However, you won’t be able to retire - the place is quite popular, so it’s quite crowded here on weekends and holidays.
Where to look: from the Nyvky metro "drive to the village of Gorenka (about 30 minutes) and walk to the lake, which is located on the outskirts.
Red Farm Lakes
If you go along the Zhytomyr highway and turn near the village of Mriya, you can see two beautiful large lakes called the Red Farm. There are two wide sandy beaches that are well equipped. Nearby there is a holiday village where you can rent a house.
Where to look: go along the Zhytomyr highway, near the village of Mriya turn right. A bus also runs from Svyatoshino metro station to them.