Africa Beach and Promenade

The splendour of Haapsalu, the famous Czarist era resort, is recalled by the seafront Promenade and its jewel -- the Assembly Hall with its wooden “gingerbread”. Walk on the sloping promenade and glance dreamily at the sea; check the time at the sundial and have a rest on the bench named for the world-famous composer Tchaikovsky.
Interesting facts: The Promenade starts at the exotically named Africa Beach, and ends at the Chocolate Promenade, which is named after a former café. There is a children’s playground on the Promenade and the town’s only observation tower. There is also a monument to Carl Hunnius, the discoverer of Haapsalu’s therapeutic mud behind the band shell.


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  • Kaikaljo Kaikaljo

    Promenade is beautiful in every season

    Whenever you go to Haapsalu, always take a relaxing walk at the Promenade. Peaceful seascape with birds, parks, beautiful old wooden buildings make you feel as if you are back in the 19th Century.

  • Travelling-Wolfgang Travelling-Wolfgang

    Relaxing stroll along the shore

    We loved to walk along the promenade, enjoyed sitting on one of the many benches, looking out over the water and seeing the water birds (more or less in a distance). There is also a bird watching...

  • John L John L

    Beautiful walk on a sunny day

    I spent a very pleasant sunny afternoon walking along the promenade, stopping at various restaurants, cafes and rest areas, and enjoying the view. Although I was there in mid-July, I pretty much had...

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Promenaadi tn, Haapsalu

Getting there

All the small winding streets of Haapsalu Old Town lead directly to the Promenade.


  • On foot only
  • Signposted


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