Address: Virtsu alevik, Hanila vald, Lääne maakond | Show on map
Telephone: (+372) 472 4236
Website: http://www.zbi.ee/puhtu/index_eng.html External link
E-mail: matsalu.looduskeskus@rmk.ee

Puhtulaid is a narrow peninsula — it measures just 500 m across. The southern part of the peninsula is mainly covered in pebbly coastal ridges whose broadleaf forests are home to many different species. The northern end is more sparse, with less forest cover and more reedy marsh and meadows. You will find around 60 separate species of trees and bushes here.

Puhtulaid is a place unique in the world because of the migratory Arctic birds who stop here — experienced birdwatchers have counted almost a million birds in one single day here!
Useful information: Puhtulaid's forests boast pine trees that are up to 360 years old.

Times and prices

Is open 24 hours

Free of charge.


  • Information boards
  • Recreation area/picnic ground


Seminar and conference rooms