The Black Sea washes this southernmost region of Ukraine. Tavria includes the south of mainland Ukraine (including Kherson and Nova Kakhovka), and the Crimean Peninsula. In these lands, shipping, tourism, and sailing are developing. The favourable climate in Tavria allows for growing crops unusual for the rest of Ukraine: sweet cherries, watermelons, peaches, figs, and grapes. Numerous reservoirs and rushy wetlands on the region's mainland have become nesting sites for migratory birds. Dzharylhach, the largest island in the Black Sea, lies in Karkinitska Bay. And in the southeastern corner of the Dnipro Estuary, the Stanislav-Adzhygol Lighthouse, the highest in Ukraine, illuminates the coastline every night. Tavria owns the second-largest sand massif in Central and Eastern Europe, the Oleshkyvski Pisky National Nature Park. Part of this region is temporarily occupied by the Russian forces.
Dzharylhach is the biggest uninhabited island in Ukraine. It has a prolonged shape just like a natural wave cutter. This quite and primeval corner of Tavriya is perfect for camping and tenting.