Odessa, Ukraine

Kuyalnytsky Estuary

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Kuyalnytsky Estuary, located 10 km north of central Odessa, is a water body popular for its sandy shores and therapeutic mud baths. The terrain is a mix of grassland/scrub/dunes, with some nice views of the estuary at the center. For running, the best bet is to run on the sandy/gravel trails that run along the shoreline on either side of the water — we generally prefer the western side. You can run for many km north, from Lativka. Depending on the conditions, you can also run along the shoreline is as well, as the sand can be firm close to the water.

Post-run, take a swim/mud bath!

Essentials
  • Can run for many km along shoreline or other paths in this large area.
  • Flat
  • Southern end of estuary, and take paths along the eastern or western shoreline
  • The estuary is ~10 km north of Odessa. Best accessed by car. Go to Lativka, and use Obizna Rd.

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Essentials
  • Can run for many km along shoreline or other paths in this large area.
  • Flat
  • Southern end of estuary, and take paths along the eastern or western shoreline
  • The estuary is ~10 km north of Odessa. Best accessed by car. Go to Lativka, and use Obizna Rd.