Another picturesque location to enjoy the sea au naturel in Crimea is Blue Bay near Simeiz. It is located under Mount Koshka, which means ‘cat-mountain’ because of how it looks from a certain point.
Coming from the centre of the town, you’ll have to walk by this beautiful alley on Lenina Street, which already has some hints promising clothing-optional leisure in the end.
After this building, Lenina Street becomes Golubaya Street (Blue Street).
Then, watch out for this sign on the left.
Like at Cape Fiolent, there are some politically-charged signs too, with a very different tone, however: this one says “Freedom to gays!”
Simeiz is actually the only known holiday destination that attracts a large proportion of gays from Ukraine and Russia, and by coincidence the name of this bay, Goluboy, means both ‘blue’ and ‘gay’ in Russian. Which meaning you think is of more relevance is up to you to decide 🙂
From the bay itself, you can see Crimean mountains including the highest peak of Ai-Petri.
And this is how it looks from this peak.
There are a lot of different fishes, and the rocks are covered with colorful algae.
The area is relatively green, so you can stay in shade and even camp under trees,
but most people stay on the rocks in the open,
right under this steep cliff.
There are also many rocks that provide more private setting.
And some of them are also popular for cliff diving. I dived from this one, but unfortunately I don’t have any photo evidence.
Maybe next time?