- bul Frantsuzsky Arkadia
Lonely Planet review for Arkadia beach
Lots of people do swim at Odesa's crowded, dirty beaches in summer, but that's not really what beach life here is about. With its English, Victorian-style sideshows and lines of cafes, bars and clubs, the most popular beach, Arkadia, is for hanging out - seeing and being seen. As you travel down the boulevard, enjoy the views of the old sanatoriums.