Arkutino Beach

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Location of Rozhen Peninsula in the South Shetland Islands.
Arkutino Beach from southwest, with Veleka Ridge in the background.
Topographic map of Livingston Island and Smith Island

Arkutino Beach (Bryag Arkutino \'bryag ar-'ku-ti-no\) is a beach extending 1.8 km on the east coast of False Bay, Livingston Island, Antarctica. The beach is situated on Rozhen Peninsula, and is bounded by Charity Glacier to the north, Barnard Point to the south, and Veleka Ridge to the east. It is snow-free in the summer. The ice-free surface area of the beach and the adjacent Veleka Ridge is 468 hectares (1,160 acres).[1]

The feature was named after the coastal lagoon of Arkutino in southeastern Bulgaria.


Arkutino Beach is located at 62°45′00″S 60°19′40″W / 62.75000°S 60.32778°W / -62.75000; -60.32778Coordinates: 62°45′00″S 60°19′40″W / 62.75000°S 60.32778°W / -62.75000; -60.32778 (British mapping in 1968, Spanish in 1991, and Bulgarian in 2005 and 2009).

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  1. ^ L.L. Ivanov. Antarctica: Livingston Island and Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands. Scale 1:120000 topographic map. Troyan: Manfred Wörner Foundation, 2009. ISBN 978-954-92032-6-4


This article includes information from the Antarctic Place-names Commission of Bulgaria which is used with permission.