The gentle sea with the purest water and the magnificent sandy beaches of Azerbaijan attract more and more tourists yearly. The crystal turquoise color of the seawater sets the level of your vacation somewhere between stunning and perfect. So if you are looking for the perfect sea, this is your place!

General information

Long straight beaches dominate the coast of Azerbaijan. Large spaces mean you can always find a comfortable place to relax. That is why travelers appreciate these places so much. One of the disadvantages of this type of beach is the scarce natural shade, so if you choose to relax on the wild part of the coast, be prepared to be alone with the scorching sun without the opportunity to take cover in a cool shade.

Most beaches of Azerbaijan are located within the boundaries of settlements, so natural landscapes are not so frequent here. Lovers of beauty are better off focusing on studying the local traditional architecture and interesting features of life. But wherever you are, if you can get up early and see the morning sea, then a portion of beauty is always guaranteed to you.

Calm, measured rest and the sound of waves are perhaps the most common associations that arise with the word "beach". This is not surprising, as relaxation is exactly what many beach travelers are looking for. If you associate your vacation primarily with such activity, choose one of the 11 beaches in the country.

To make your choice easier, we have prepared a list of the best beaches for relaxation in Azerbaijan.

The beaches of Azerbaijan can be a good choice for senior travelers, as there are 6 beaches equipped with everything necessary for a comfortable stay for this group of travelers.

In most cases, older travelers are looking for a quiet relaxing holiday and have high demands on infrastructure. This type of beach is the opposite of the party ones preferred by the younger generation.

Attraction and Infrastructure

As for the main features of the beaches of Azerbaijan, they are as follows:

  • The country's beaches are mainly wide, moderate length and have a high level of cleanliness. The most common surface is sand of bright color.
  • Usually, entry into the water is gentle, which is very good for kids. There are 11 such beaches.
  • The average distance from the road to beach in Azerbaijan is less than 500 meters. 11 beaches are relatively easy to access.

The vast majority of Azerbaijan beaches have the necessary amenities, such as sun loungers, umbrellas, beach cafes, showers and toilets.

Please note that lifeguards supervise 4 beaches in the country, but you should rely on more than just them, remember the elementary rules, as lifeguards are not on duty around the clock, even on equipped beaches!

Do you know how many beaches there are in Azerbaijan? In total there are 11 beaches and the most popular is Shikh Beach.