Golden sands of Anapa


The Anapa spit barrier, a sandy ridge on the Black Sea coast of the Caucasus, nowadays is a 50-kilometre resort area stretching from the city of Anapa to the Taman Peninsula.

The Anapa spit barrier, a sandy ridge on the Black Sea coast of the Caucasus, nowadays is a 50-kilometre resort area stretching from the city of Anapa to the Taman Peninsula. It is home to many shallow-watered local beaches and dunes that, in the eyes of those that see them, seem to transform into mountains of gold on hot days. RTG TV host Andrey Ivanov got to learn how the sandy spit was formed, where the best places to find fine quartz are and why the world’s rarest birds choose the area as their nesting grounds. Take a journey through this fascinating land of sands that you won’t want to leave.