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Parnu Beach, Estonia | © Guillaume Speurt/Flickr
Parnu Beach, Estonia | © Guillaume Speurt/Flickr

Discover the Best Beaches in Estonia

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Updated: 14 April 2017

Estonia is a wonderful holiday destination for everything from city breaks to culinary adventures, birdwatching, and beach vacations. Become a beach bum at one of Estonia’s lovely beach destinations that are perfect to visit from June to August.

Parnu Beach

Parnu is the number one holiday resort in Estonia, and its beautiful beach boasts soft white sands, a long boardwalk, and ample facilities. The water is relatively shallow, so Parnu Beach is a favorite among families, since children can play in the waters without fear of the water getting too deep too fast. Next to the beach is a large park, which provides a bit of respite from the hot sun if necessary. Nearby snack stands, rental facilities for water sports, mini golf, toilets, and changing rooms make this the perfect beach to spend a full day.

Parnu Beach, Estonia

Pirita Beach

For a quick escape from a city break in Tallinn, visitors could head to Pirita Beach, which is located in the Pirita suburb of Tallinn. Facilities at Pirita Beach include changing rooms, lockers, playgrounds, snack stands, and sports areas. In the summer, lifeguards are on duty on both weekdays and weekends. If the weather is clear, visitors to Pirita Beach will be treated to great views of Tallinn’s skyline. It is easy to get to Pirita Beach from Tallinn’s city center and takes only about 30 minutes via public transportation (bus 228).

Merivälja tee, Tallinn, Estonia

Pirita Beach| ©skyblue16/Shutterstock

Pirita Beach| © skyblue16/Shutterstock

Mandjala Beach

Located on Saaremaa Island, Estonia’s largest island, Mandjala Beach features soft white sand and shallow water. For ultimate relaxation, the beach has beach chairs, a bar, and hammocks. It is also the southernmost beach in Estonia, making it slightly warmer than the other beautiful Estonian beaches. Mandjala Beach is also a popular spot for standup paddleboarding and kite surfing.

Эстония, Saare maakond, Estonia

Beautiful Estonian beaches | ©Igor Sokolov (breeze)/Shutterstock

Beautiful Estonian beaches | © Igor Sokolov (breeze)/Shutterstock

Puhajarve Beach

Puhajarve Beach is an excellent spot for athletic beachgoers, with its beach volleyball courts, boat rentals, and swimming facilities. This beach is handicap accessible and has a pier and changing facilities specifically for handicapped visitors. Lifeguards are on duty from June to August. Puhajarve Beach is on Lake Puhajarv, which is located in a stunning nature park.

Otepää Vald, Otepää, Estonia

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Paralepa Beach

Visitors wishing to spend the night near an Estonian beach might opt to visit Paralepa Beach, as there is a campground and hotel on its shores. Paralepa Beach has a few outdoor restaurants, a playground, volleyball courts, toilets, and changing rooms. Lifeguards are on duty from June until August and notify visitors of the water conditions via flags on their stands.

Haapsalu, Lääne County, Estonia

Lahemaa National Park

One of Estonia’s beautiful national parks, Lahemaa National Park is located along the coast and features a soft sandy seashore. Unlike Estonia’s other beaches, the beach in Lahemaa National Park is undeveloped, and wild animals may even be spotted nearby. Other highlights within Lahemaa National Park include evergreen forests and narrow boardwalks leading through bogs.

Lahemaa National Park, Estonia

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