Cape Kapchik is the most memorable landscape element of Novy Svet. Acutely topped peak of Khoba-Kaya is clearly seen behind the cape and that peak is separated from Kapchik by Sinyaya (“Blue”) Bay. One can get to Cape Kapchik going along a pathway . Cape Kapchik is quaintly curved and protrudes into the sea for several several hundred yards.
If you go from Novy Svet along a mountainside pathway to Cape Kapchik, you will surely be astonished by this quaintly shaped curved headland protruding into the sea for several hundred yards. The place is the most memorable landscape element of Novy Svet. Behind it there is the acute peak of Mount Khoba-Kaya detached from Kapchik by Blue Bay.
A through 250 feet-deep grotto pierces Cape Kapchik and leads to an impregnable part of the adjacent Blue Bay. It’s obviously not a grotto, but a cave – a horizontal cavity of natural origin. Unlike it had been with many Crimean caves, the underground water had no influence on formation of this cave.
Deep cracks and wedge-shaped cross-section of the cave prove the fact that this huge underground gallery had been formed in result of limestone displacement of Cape Kapchik along several tectonic faults. The same cracks can be traced on mount Karaul-Oba in form of crevices. Limestone boulders lay on bottom of the cave after they had fallen from the ceiling. But the tectonic fault has nothing to do with the elongated shape of Cape Kapchik.
It is not an oblong limestone area which had protruded into the sea along the faults. It’s a reef accumulation formed of solid limestone layers.
After we enjoyed the sights of Blue Bay and Mount Khoba-Kaya standing nearby, let’s ascend a wide stairway leading to the top of Cape Kapchik. Here, the panorama of the Blue Bay grows even wider. If compared to Golubaya (“Light Blue”) Bay, this one seems restless and unfriendly, and its shore seems to be nothing but chaotic accumulation of vast boulders and cliffs.