Azeris often recall summers of love in Nabran with a fondness that may lead you to expect a Soviet Ibiza. Don’t get carried away. In July and August it certainly has the party vibe with a tidal wave of Azeri holidaymakers at play. But with sand like topsoil, the beach is far from idyllic. And with over 30 resorts spread out along 20km of coastal woodlands, you’ll really need a vehicle.