The other day I had the chance to go to the new beach that was just opened on the lake Ciuperca in Tulcea and I’ve got to say that it was better than I was expecting. I mean, I remember the lake back in the day when it was still radioactive: D
The thing that shocked me was the fact that there were so many people there. It was an incredibly hot Sunday, so everybody was looking for a way to cool off and what better way than going to the beach?
In the old days, everybody would flock to the other side of the Danube where a beach used to function. I remember vaguely because I was just a kid, but the Copacabana bar there is still a matter of legend. That place was abandoned and everybody had to go to Constanta to get a nice swim. That was until this year.
A few things are missing though. For one, there’s no lifeguard. I know it’s a small beach and the lake isn’t very deep, but still, there are plenty of kids who don’t know how to swim.
The other thing that I didn’t like was that there’s absolutely no shade, no place to hide from the sun. I happened to go to the beach in one of the hottest days of the year and although I didn’t get burned very badly, I still wasn’t all right.
All in all, the place is great. No tourist is going to come specially to see bathe at this beach, but it’s a great place for the locals to cool off and have a great time. I’m going to be going there pretty much every day of this summer.
Who would have imagined two years ago that Lake Ciuperca would become once again one of the centers of fun in Tulcea?