Mole of Pärnu

Pärnu has always been an important harbour. To prevent sand build-up in the mouth of the river, moles made of logs were built there in early 19th century, as ordered by merchants.
After they collapsed, more permanent stone moles and shore reinforcements were built, in addition to dredging the fairway. Local formers brought field stones for both moles from the surrounding area and the beaches of Kihnu Island. The construction work was completed in 1869.
The two-kilometre long moles have remained unchanged and become popular walking destinations for holidaymakers. The mole on the left bank of the river has become the symbol of Pärnu. You can walk there along the boardwalk from the beach park. At times, the mole can be left completely under water, but when the water level is low, you can even see the ends of the wooden poles of the previous mole.

According to a legend, walking to the end of the mole and kissing there brings luck to couples.

Pärnu has always been an important harbour. To prevent sand build-up in the mouth of the river, moles made of logs were built there in early 19th century, as ordered by merchants.
After they collapsed, more permanent stone

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