Not many know this actually exists, but just outside the walls on the banks of the Neva, you can relax on a nice sandy beach right in the heart of St. Petersburg! If you’re granted with good weather, of course. Even in the winter time, however, it gives a nice opportunity to get some sun, as the corners of the walls protect visitors from the cold winds. Although the sand goes right into the water, bathing here is not recommended due to water pollution. Many from the city come here just to relax, lie on the beach, read a book, and perhaps do a bit of tanning.