Looking for a cooler destination? Estonia has a vast coastline.
Estonia, a northern European country situated in the Baltic region, offers a range of natural beauty, from expansive forests to medieval architecture. The nation’s vast coastline, encompassing numerous islands and tranquil lakes, presents an alternative for beach lovers seeking a cooler destination. With the Baltic Sea on its shores and a pleasing summer average temperature of 21°C, Estonia’s beaches cater to different tastes, whether it’s for families, those who enjoy resorts, or adventurous individuals.
Stretching across 2,357 miles of coastal land, Estonia’s shores invite visitors to explore it natural beauty, indulge in refreshing swims, or partake in various water-related activities such as windsurfing, kitesurfing, canoeing, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding.
Among the multitude of beaches that visitors can explore in Estonia are:
Pirita Beach: Just 6km from Tallinn’s city centre, this vast beach draws people from all around with its amenities including changing cabins, children’s playgrounds, and various recreational areas.
Stroomi Beach: A family-friendly, sand-covered swimming beach in Tallinn’s northwestern part, complete with changing rooms, lockers, showers, and outdoor cafes, making it ideal for barbecues and picnics.
Võsu Beach: Situated in Lahemaa National Park, this beach is known for its soft sand and outdoor activities. The beautiful town nearby offers diverse accommodation and is situated within an enticing national park.
Karepa Beach: This beach lies to the east of Tallinn, offering shallow waters suitable for family vacations and a historical connection to the 19th-century artist Richard Sagrits.
Pärnu: Voted as the most sustainable destination in the Baltic Sea countries, Pärnu offers a relaxed vibe with sandy beaches, numerous eateries, and water sports like canoeing and kayaking.
Kuressaare Beach on Saaremaa Island: Renowned for its warmth, this beach on Saaremaa Island is perfect for families, boasting toilets, changing cabins, and children’s play areas.
Suurepaadi Beach on Aegna Island: Here, you’ll find wide sandy shores suitable for camping, relaxation, and learning about the maritime heritage.
Narva-Jõesuu Beach: This beach is recognized for its fine sand, unique natural surroundings, and status as Estonia’s longest beach.
Paralepa Beach: Situated on the west coast, this beach offers warm waters, shower and toilet facilities, and sports courts.
Lemme Beach: In southern Estonia, Lemme Beach provides natural shores lined with pebbles and a pine forest.
Lake Verevi Beach: Near Tartu, Lake Verevi offers warm waters, a diving tower, and nearby sports facilities, including an adventurous trail across the lake.
Kauksi Beach near Lake Peipus (Peipsi): Lake Peipus hosts this beautiful beach known for its “singing sands”, accessible via a stairway over the dunes, providing a unique spot for volleyball and relaxation.
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