Manors of the Leningrad region – Day 2: The Gulf of Finland and the house of Repin.

There are several stops waiting for us today on the Gulf of Finland. We will visit the bay where Soviet submarines once refueled, wander among the sculptures of the 60s on a sandy beach in the village of Sunny. We will see the house, which was created by the artist IE Repin with his own hands.
Manors of the Leningrad region
Travel distance by car: 231 km.Travel distance on foot: 0 km.Visiting: Dubki, Centralniy, Kronshtadt, Zelenogorsk, Shepelevo, Staroye Gorkolovo, Solnechnoye, Repino

Trip duration: 2 days

Ksenia Beskova

Volkswagen Polo Sedan

Пляж Гарколово


The desert coast. Rare birches stand out among pine forests. Strawberries, sand, boulders and, of course, the Gulf of Finland. It's a nice start to the day.

Батарейная бухта


Another hiding place on the south coast. In addition to a fairly clean beach, here you can find a Soviet secret base, where submarines were fueled. Now the place is more like a ruin, on which you can climb and admire the view carefully.



Lunch in Kronstadt. Strong coffee and a variety of desserts. Responsive and responsive staff.

Пенаты / Penaty Museum (Пенаты)

History Museums

The road to the estate of the hero of Russian realism goes through a deciduous forest and a small pond. The artist himself grew a garden here, built a pergola, a well, reconstructed his house in parts. It turned out to be a pretty private place. A funny tambourine at the entrance to the house to notify the owner of the arrival of guests. Repin's workshop occupied the second floor of the veranda. The tomb of the painter is also within walking distance.

Скульптурная композиция «Чайки»

Outdoor Sculptures

On the beach we are met by sculptures from the 60s. It's amazing that nothing has changed here since then, but it looks modern. Pure sand, Baltic pines. Through the "seagulls" we look into the sea distance.


Pizza Places

Summer terrace. The smell of pines, you can hear the Gulf of Finland. The menu is not limited to pizza, there are Japanese and Russian cuisine.