Harilaiu hiking trails and camping site

Kõruse-Metsaküla, Saaremaa vald, Saare maakond

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Harilaiu Peninsula is the most beautiful and ancient part of Vilsandi National Park. It has been a protected area for fauna, flora, and geological study since 1924.

The Harilaiu hiking trail starts from the car park of the Harilaiu recreation site of the State Forest Management Centre. The longer 10 km marked trail passes over the Harilaiu isthmus and runs to the Kiipsaare lighthouse in the northwest. After that, it follows the dunes on the beach to Kelba point and then back to the beginning of the trail. The 6 km trail splits from the longer trail in the middle of the peninsula and runs towards Haabade Bay where it joins the longer trail again in the south. If you want, you can take a break and put up a tent by Laialepa Bay.

It would be sensible to visit the Vilsandi information point in Loona first.

Times and prices
Open all year round

24 hours

Features and amenities
  • Camping area

Getting there
  • Signposted
  • By car
  • On foot only
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Well worth your time

A nice path leading to a perfect beach with a leaning lighthouse that one can easily reach by swimming. At the end there is a cape were the waves meet. We had a shortage of time therefore we chose...

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A pending lighthouse

A one hour walk, partly among the pines and partly on the dunes, from harilaiu matkarada (parking) brings you on a wonderful beach, where standing on the sea there is a pending lighthouse. Walking on...




歩くとおよそ11キロでした。シーズンオフの晴天の日に行きました。とても素晴らしい景色でしたが、人が誰もおらず、途中道がなくなって、どのように駐車場にもどったらいいのかわからなくなりました。 もう少し方向指示の案内があればよかったのですが、後半からかなり恐怖と戦いました。お一人で行くよりは、何人かでハイキング気分で行かれることをお勧めします。また携帯の充電を十分にして、自分の位置を確認しながら行かれ...

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