Is This Beach Europe's Most Underrated Secret Gem?

Dunes in the Curonian Spit
Dunes in the Curonian Spit | © Shutterstock
Kasparas Asmonaitis

Nida is a small beach town in the Curonian Spit National Park and is Lithuania’s biggest and yet undiscovered gem. The area, including sandy beaches and lovely forests, is spectacular, the people are extremely friendly, and there are plenty of things to try while staying in the area.

Go to the beach

Nida beach is without a doubt the most stunning beach in Lithuania and probably the Baltic Sea. The beach is only 15 minutes walk through pine woods, which are protected and sustained by both local people and the government. People who want to spend their time more actively can play volleyball with locals or try surfing in the sea if the waves are big enough.

Nida Beach, Nida, Lithuania

Nida beach

Sail to the Baltic Sea

If you want to get away from all the world’s problems for a day or two and relax in the beautiful Baltic Sea or the Curonian Spit, you can rent one of many yachts in Nida and let the captain take you to new adventures. The sunsets in Nida are amazing, especially when you see them with your loved ones and a glass of champagne.

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Nida harbor

Eat fresh and smoked fish

It would be a shame not to try fresh fish straight from the Baltic Sea while staying in Nida. There are many incredible restaurants which serve the most delicious seafood prepared by professional chefs, so give yourself a treat! People who don’t like seafood can always try traditional Lithuanian food.

Smoked fish

Land yachting

Land yachting is a very unique and extreme sport, which is similar to sailing but instead of water, you do it on the ground. There are some wonderful spots in Nida for land yachting, including the abandoned aerodrome and the wonderful Nida beach. So make sure to book sand wagons when you arrive and try your luck navigating through the winds of the Baltic Sea.

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