Ureki: the best beaches in the area and its mysterious magnetic sand

Ureki: the best beaches in the area and its mysterious magnetic sand


Ureki is known for its magnetic beach. It is in the region of Guria, about 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Poti and 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Batumi. Its coast has little stone and dark colored sand that they say has therapeutic qualities. The marshrutkas that connect Poti or Zugdidi with Batumi leave you at the Ureki train station (you should warn the driver).

From there-there is a half hour walking along a road that goes to the beach. There are hotels, the occasional restaurant, and grocery stores if you want to spend the night. It is a rather touristy place, with many locals and people from countries of the former USSR.

The magnetic sand of the beaches of Ureki

On the Ureki beach, one of those unique phenomena in nature is baffling the scientific community is taking place there. It is surrounded by a magnetic field of low intensity and its sand absorb all that energy. Many people believe that these places have a positive effect on health.

In fact, there is a discipline of alternative medicine known as magnetotherapy. According to Manana Tabidze, director of the Georgian Center of Physiotherapy and Balneology, the most important property of the Ureki arena is that it increases the immunity of the organism.

The expert assures that it is also good for the treatment of some heart diseases, osteoporosis or psychological illnesses. However, if you want to see the results you have to get medical treatment for some time. If it is your case, you should go first to the professionals in case there is any type of contradiction.

When the weather is good, the beach is usually full of people who come to spend the day. Some of them cover their bodies with sand and, skepticism aside, the sensation is quite pleasurable. It is a coast of very dark sand, with little stone and very hot water.

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