Despite the fact that Sochi is the most famous resort in Russia, Anapa has always been very popular among tourists. Unlike most other Black Sea resorts, there are many small, sandy beaches in Anapa (and close to the city). These beaches are especially suitable for families with children.
Anapa is one of the most popular resort cities in Russia. The city of Anapa is located on the Black Sea coast in the Krasnodar Territory, at a distance of about 240 kilometers north-west of Sochi (straight-line distance).
Anapa is located in the western part of the Black Sea coast of Russia. The distance from Anapa (by road) to Moscow is about 1.5 thousand kilometers, from Krasnodar - 160 km, from Sochi - 330 km. The distance to the Crimean Bridge (when traveling by car) is about 95 kilometers.
According to statistics in Anapa in 2018, there were approximately 75.8 thousand people, but the number of people in the city and the nearest settlements increased significantly during the summer holidays.
Holiday Season in Anapa
The holiday season in Anapa usually lasts from late May to mid-September.
Tourists begin to arrive in the city in May, but the sea is still quite cold this month. By the end of May it becomes much warmer.
The swimming season in Anapa is usually officially opened in the beginning - the middle of June. The water in the sea is fully heated in the middle of the month. (Even in summer, the water can be cool sometimes due to undercurrents.) In June, there are not so many tourists in Anapa. The weather is not too hot and there is little seaweed and jellyfish in the sea.
July and August are the most popular months for tourists. At this time, water and air are heated to maximum values. Children can swim in the sea for a long time. (Be sure to use sunscreen.) At the same time, there is a lot of rest on the beaches, the water may not be so clean near the shore (there may be a lot of jellyfish). In addition, not everyone loves (well tolerated) too hot weather.
Vacationers return home in the last days of August. On the beaches are not so many people.
Beginning and mid-September is the so-called Velvet season. The city is no longer too hot, there are almost no algae and jellyfish in the sea, schoolchildren and students returned home.
You can usually swim in the sea until mid-September, and if you are lucky with the weather, it will take much longer. It happens that in September in Anapa it becomes cool.
In October, still quite a lot of tourists in Anapa. Many swim and sunbathe at the beginning of the month, but the weather can vary significantly in different years. Predicting how the weather will be this year is almost impossible.
The best time for a holiday with children in Anapa? Most often recommend the second half of June and early September.