Lake Baikal - is a lake in Eastern Siberia, the maximum depth is more than 1600 metres, the length of Lake Baikal is 636 km, the width is from 25 to 80 km. There is the Olkhon island near the northwest shore of lake Baikal. Olkhon is the heart of ancient stories and historical legendaries.
Water distance from Listvyanka Settlement to Peschanaya Bay is about 80 km, motorboat voyage time is 5 hours.
Peschanaya Bay is one of the most famous, interesting and beautiful places around Lake Baikal. The creator of Lake Baikal seemed to feel inspiration in that place and try to shape very beautiful rocks, mountain slopes and the bay oval beach which he placed on a small area of Lake Baikal.
Peschanaya Bay is the sole place on the lake where one can see miraculous "walking-on-stilts" trees, a real wonder of Baikal. The trees have risen above the earth on their stilt-like roots, from under which water and winds blow out the soil. Climate of Peschanaya Bay is mild and the bay is famous for plenty of sunny days. It is the only place in Eastern Siberia, where the average annual temperature is above-zero.
You can see the nature of Peschanaya Bay on artist pictures, banners, product labels, on TV in programs about Lake Baikal.
When Baikal ice melts in March or May, water becomes the clearest and it is possible to see the bottom of the lake at a depth of over 30 meters, the lake shoreline becomes ledum or rhododendron color.
It is chilly on Lake Baikal at this time of year. You need to take warm clothes to cruise.
The warmest months in Peschanaya Bay are July and August, it is a good time for swimming and tanning.
September turns the leaves bright yellow, orange and red in Peschanaya Bay. There are a lot of mushrooms in the forest near from Peschanaya Bay. You also can see a lot of birds and wild animals.
In Peschanaya Bay there is “Baikal Dunes” Tourist Centre, a small but cozy tourist centre, which is situated in one of the most picturesque places of Lake Baikal. “Baikal Dunes” Tourist Centre is located between Malyi Kolokolny rock and Zhandarm rock, in Akademicheskaya Bay jn the territory of Pribaikalsky National Park.
Peschanaya Bay is one of the most beautiful places of lake Baikal . Slopes covered with taiga, plenty of big and small rocks, cedars, larches, cleanest pebble beach would make your mood elevated.