Pionerskiy (Russian: Пионе́рский pee-uh-NYEHR-skee) is a very small town on the Baltic Coast in Russia's Kaliningrad Oblast. It is very near to Svetlogorsk and has a beach that is very much nicer than the beaches in Svetlogorsk.
Trains and buses run regularly from Kaliningrad's main station. (RUB70)
Walk along the coastal promenade and see Russian leader Vladimir Putin's less-than-subtle seaside palace.
Amber. Or if there's been a storm you can find it for free washed up on the beach.
- Cafe Traktr (Кафе Тракир), 11a ul. Komcomolskaya. +74015521338. All the Russian favorites at reasonable prices.
- Cruise Hostel (Хруиз Хостел), 7 ul. Parkovaya. +74012971203. Dorms from RUB500.