Pärnu Jetty

PÄRNU TULEPAAK 882, Pärnu linn, Pärnu

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

According to one legend, walking to the end of the jetty and kissing there brings luck to couples.

Times and prices
Open all year round

24 hours

Features and amenities
Getting there

You can get to Seedri Street by car. From there, walk through the beach park behind Spa Tervis until you reach the boardwalk leading you to the beginning of the jetty.

Access
  • Signposted
  • On foot only
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luigi_ds5

luigi_ds5

Walk (almost) on the water

If willing to feel how it feels like to walk on the water then this is the closest experience one can do

JenniRS

JenniRS

Enjoyable exercise!

I was expecting this to be a concrete walk that was just surrounded by rocks on both sides, but it's actually just built with rocks, so the going is bumpy so to say. I was definitely happy that I was...

peter s

peter s

The Walk of Death

Okay, the title is a bit dramatic. It can be actually nice walk but if you ignore all common sense and jump from one slippery rock to another during a high tide you can only blame yourself for...

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