Peschanaya Bay is a bay on the southwestern shore of Lake Baikal, Irkutsk District, Irkutsk Region, on the territory of the Pribaikalsky National Park, 33 km in a straight line to the north-east from the village of Bolshoye Goloustnoye, surrounded by spurs of the Primorsky Range. From the village to the bay passes the section of the Great Baikal Trail. The bay extends into land for 400 meters. The width of the entrance to the bay between Cape Maly Kolokolny and Bolshoi Kolokolny is 950 meters. In the depths of the bay are a marina, a camp site and a recreation center.

This plain text from Wikipedia won’t probably tell you much. In fact, this is one of the most beautiful and picturesque places of Lake Baikal, it is included to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and has the most amazing and unusual sights: stilted trees, cormorant island, an unusual azure color of water, trimmed with picturesque cliffs of the large and small Bell Tower. Ignoring this Bay means missing the most beautiful place on Lake Baikal. In addition, no less bright bays adjoin the bay: Grandmother, Titmouse, Hay, Dry. The average annual temperature in Peschanaya Bay is the highest on the lake, however, not everyone can swim here. Excursions on the lake from the village of Bolshoy Goloustnoye to the bay are done, in the summer, by several high-speed boats and Yaroslavets ships, in the winter, during the period of ice formation, on Khivus hovercraft. The price of a place during the summer starts from 1800 to 2000 rubles, in the winter, from 1500 rubles, which is several times cheaper than from the village Listvyanka.