TOP 10 beaches

Source: Andri Peetso

TOP 10 beaches

With over 3,700 km of Baltic coastline and a number of large lakes, Estonia has plenty of beaches to explore this summer. Experience the sun, sand and pure northern waters at one of our favourite spots, along with conveniences like toilets and on-duty lifeguards. Serene beaches are located everywhere from within Tallinn city limits to tiny villages.

Luidja beach and camping area

Hiiu maakond, Luidja küla

Luidja beach is the perfect place for a beach holiday. The road to the beach runs through the Luidja alder forest. The 2.5 km sandy beach has been tidied up and there are four beach volleyball courts. In the summer, various events, such as the Luidja triathlon and the Luidja beach volleyball tournament take place on the beach. It is possible to organise various camps. There is a nice playground and a swing on the beach, which are perfect for the youngest of your family, as well as for the older ones. The RMK Luidja camping area is nearby. There is no lifeguard and swimmers swim on their own responsibility.  

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Roosta Beach

Lääne maakond, Elbiku küla / Ölbäck

The sandy beach near Roosta Holiday Village is one of the best in the northwest of Estonia. There is a car park for 80 cars and boardwalks for people in wheelchairs. There are also cabanas and places for buying snacks and drinks. The adjoining Roosta Holiday Village offers various possibilities for active relaxation – starting with miniature golf and ending with a game of tennis or bowling. Roosta Holiday Village also offers accommodation and catering services. Good to know: In summer you can learn how to surf, hire a boat or pedalo.

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Võsu Beach

Lääne-Viru maakond, Võsu alevik

Võsu, in Lahemaa National Park, is home to one of the most popular sandy beaches among holidaymakers in the region. The beach has its own lifeguards, changing cabins, a toilet, and a shower. Energetic sun-lovers can play various ball games or work out in the outdoor gym. Children can swing and play at the nearby playground. For older children, there is a pump track for roller skates and BMX lovers. During the summer season, you can also buy soft drinks and snacks on the beach. The nearest restaurants and shops are located in the small town of Võsu, a few hundred metres from the beach. Wireless internet is also available on the beach.

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Laulasmaa beach

Harju maakond, Laulasmaa küla

Laulasmaa ("singing grounds") beach, located near the Lahepere Bay, got its name from the so-called local singing sands. The beach is full of white sand and surrounded by a beautiful pine forest, which makes it a popular place for swimming and sunbathing. There are ball courts and you can rent beach equipment from the nearby Laulasmaa Spa Hotel. Additionally, a surf school operates on the beach and offers trainings for windsurfing, kitesurfing, and SUP. A beach bar located directly on the beach offers shade and refreshments during hot summers. The seaside is also an ideal place for sports, as it offers wonderful opportunities for running, cycling, or Nordic walking. Always follow the safety rules when swimming and keep in mind that you are responsible for yourself when going into the water.

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Mändjala beach

Saare maakond, Mändjala küla

Mändjala beach is the southernmost beach in Estonia. If the sun becomes too intense or you get thirsty, a beach bar, beach chairs and hammocks hung between pine trees are waiting for you. After extensive cleaning work and developments, Mändjala became the official swimming beach of Saaremaa in 2014.

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Lake Verevi beach

Tartu maakond, Elva linn

One of the best-known sights in the town of Elva is its lovely Lake Verevi. The warm waters of the lake attract both local and non-local holiday-makers. The beach gains additional value from a diving tower, beach volleyball courts and a separate children’s swimming area. During summer, you can rent a boat and have a meal at the Roheline Konn stall. During summers, beach patrol guarantees your safety. In winter, you can sledge down the slopes by the lake; when there is a decent amount of ice, a proper skating track and rink are open.

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Pirita beach

Harju maakond, Pirita linnaosa

This beach, the biggest in Tallinn, is located in the suburb of Pirita but is popular with beach-goers from all over the city. You can get to it on buses from the city centre. The beach has changing cabins, playgrounds for children and areas for ball games. In summer there is a beach bar, a ten pin bowling club bar and kiosks. There is also a small market. You can also hire beach loungers. Did you know...? *Lifeguards are on duty from 9:00-20:00 Monday-Friday and from 9:00-21:00 Saturday and Sunday.

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Pühajärve Beach

Valga maakond, Otepää linn

The beautiful beach of Lake Pühajärv in Otepää welcomes you every summer with its clean sand, pier, beach volleyball courts, playgrounds, and gazebos. You will find exercise tracks and information boards in Pühajärve Park. Both the old and the young will find something to do there. A special pier and changing cabin have been built for wheelchair users. Lifeguards, two catering companies, Otisurf SUP-board hire, and Pühajärve boat hire (paddle boats and water bikes) operate on Pühajärve Beach in summer. Come and enjoy the sun and the water!

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Pärnu beach

Pärnu maakond, Pärnu linn

The famous sandy Pärnu beach, which feels like a town within a town in the summer, is just a 15-minute walk from the city centre. Tens of thousands of sunbathers and swimmers visit the beach every day in summer. The beach is particularly well suited for families with children as the water is shallow and warms up quickly in the sun. Pärnu beach has fun children's attractions, surf clubs, mini golf, and much more. The favourite place of romantics in all four seasons is the Pärnu beach promenade, which underwent a renovation in 2021. There are now several new places to drink and eat on the promenade which are open until the late hours of the night.

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Narva-Jõesuu beach

Ida-Viru maakond, Narva-Jõesuu

Narva-Jõesuu beach is covered with fine sand and lined with a pine forest. It's also well-known for its unique natural environment and is the longest beach in Estonia, running 7.5 km on the south shore of the Gulf of Finland. Visitors to the beach will be able to enjoy the comfort of a coastguard presence, a beach volleyball court, a playground for children, cabins, and showers. Did you know...? The quickest way to the beach is to take the road in front of the Narva-Jõesuu Spa. Narva-Jõesuu also requires paid parking! You can buy parking passes from parking inspectors, shops, bars, and hotels in the area.

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Last updated : 12.01.2021