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Tip of Sõrve

The Sõrve peninsula ends in the tip of Sõrve - loved by nature enthusiasts and bird-watchers alike, the peninsula continues on in a number of islets that are part of the Irbe Strait and local legend.

According to this legend, these islets were created by Great Tõll; as the hero was chasing the Devil out of the country, he threw the stones after him. The heavier stones fell, but the lighter ones flew further out.

On Viieristi nature trail one will find the Kõrgemäe sacrificial spring. It has been known as a sacred place for centuries and people believe that its water has healing powers.

Did you know...?: The Sõrve peninsula was first mentioned in 1234, and to date has had only 1,600 inhabitants.

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