SOCHI, Russia – Many visitors to the winter games are actually taking a moment to check out the Black Sea. The high in Sochi has reached about 63 degress. For tourist and locals that means time to take in a little of the Black Sea.

Couples sat on the rock beach and took in the sunset while others walked the strip on it’s border. A few brave gents even went out for a swim between moments of sunning.

On man stopped to talk with us about his day at the beach.

“I am enjoying this. I swam just 20 minutes ago in the ocean,” says Georgeii Mikhaioovic. “No it’s not warm but it’s very nice to swim in the winter. It’s very beautiful.”

And so as the second longest city in the world continues with winter sports, many Olympic visitors will take advantage of it’s subtropical climate, enjoying palm trees and and the breathtaking moments offered by the Black Sea.

Reporting from Sochi, Russia, Neile Jones.