The visitor center is located just a few kilometers from the capital of the Kamchatka Region. It’s a broad Pacific shoreline covered by pure black sand.
The beach is unique. Black sand is eroded petrified volcanic lava. Its hot stream, burning every living thing on its way, reached the shore, sank into cold waters of the Pacific, and hardened there. Water, wind, and time slowly broke it down, and turned into fine sand.
Turquoise seawater and white foam of oceanic waves beautifully contrast with black color. Black sand provides ground for iris and dog-rose growing nearby. A green thick carpet of grass, cowberries, bog whortleberries, and crowberries creeps farther from the shore.
All summer the visitor center’s territory is a site for:
— Beach volleyball, football, surfing, and golf;
— Dance and live music festivals;
— Sport and entertaining activities;
— Orienteering, climbing, and trekking competitions;
— Informative lectures about Kamchatka’s nature;
— Art and foto exhibitions.
From June through September the visitor center provides information about tourism in the Kamchatka Region.
Источник фотографий: Russia.Travel