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Helsinki Beaches

Spending some time on a beach is one of the most popular things to do in Helsinki during the hot summer months. The city of Helsinki offers more than 30 public beaches where you can spend some time relaxing with your family and friends. The beaches are mostly on the seaside but a few of them are also along the Vantaa River also. Beaches such as Hietaranta, Kallahdenniemi, Laajasalo, Marjaniemi, Munkkiniemi, Mustikkamaa, etc. are the places where you can hit on a warm afternoon. The city authorities supervise these beaches and their waters are tested during the swimming seasons.

Hietaranta Beach (Hietaniemen Uimaranta / Hietaranta)
CC / Jonik

Hietaranta Beach (Hietaniemen Uimaranta / Hietaranta)

Hietaniemi also known as Hietaranta beach (Swedish: Sandudds badstrand or Sandstrand; colloquially Hietsu) is a very popular sandy beach among the tourists and locals alike because of its close proximity to the city. Visitors can relax on warm days playing volleyball, sunbathing or swimming.

Address: 00100 Helsinki, Finland

Munkkiniemen Beach (Munkkiniemen Uimaranta)
Flickr / Pekka Järveläinen

Munkkiniemen Beach (Munkkiniemen Uimaranta)

The Munkkiniemi beach lies nestled in the centre of the Helsinki forest and is a lovely secluded spot to visit. The shallow waters make this a popular place with the families and children. The beach is usually crowded in the summer season as people come here to enjoy various activities and sports. Beach facilities include such as sun beds, showers, toilets, and kids play area etc.

Address: 00330 Helsinki, Finland

Aurinkolahti (Aurinkolahden)
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Aurinkolahti (Aurinkolahden)

The Aurinkolahti beach lies within the Aurinkolahti neighborhood and is a great place to visit with your friends or family. The beach offers all the necessary beach amenities along with a kids play area and an outdoor gym. Life guards are also present to assist you anytime.

Address: 00990 Helsinki, Finland

Mustikkamaa Beach (Mustikkamaan Uimaranta)
Flickr / Sami Niemelä

Mustikkamaa Beach (Mustikkamaan Uimaranta)

Situated near the Helsinki Zoo Korkeasaari, the Mustikkamaa beach is a great place to take your family for a relaxing day outing. The beach is decked with amenities like cabins, toilet, showers and kiosks along with exercise equipments to keep you engaged.

Address: Mustikkamaanpolku 1, 00570 Helsinki, Finland

Kivinokka Beach (Kivinokan Uimaranta)
Flickr / Pirkka Aunola

Kivinokka Beach (Kivinokan Uimaranta)

The Kivinokka is a beautiful swimming beach located in the Vanhankaupunginselkä bay at Herttoniemi in Helsinki. The beach is enclosed by a forested and rocky area which has hundreds of holiday cottages. This area also includes a garden and is a popular getaway for the summers.

Address: 00810 Helsinki, Finland

Pihlajasaari Beach
Flickr / Chiva Congelado

Pihlajasaari Beach

The Pihlajasaari beach (Swedish: Rönnskär) island is one of the most popular recreational areas in the city of Helsinki. The beach is situated on the Pihlajasaari Island which is a popular vacation destination. The island is intended to be a holiday resort and has no permanent residents while the beach is a perfect place to hang out on a hot summer’s day.

Address: 00150 Helsinki, Finland

Uunisaari Beach
Flickr / tonique

Uunisaari Beach

The Uunisaari beach lies on an island of the same name off the Kaivopuisto shore. Boat services are provided to reach the island in the summer months, and in the winters you can go through a bridge which connects Uunisaari to Liuskasaari. The beach provides facilities such as showers, toilets, cabins, playgrounds, kiosks, etc.

Pikkukoski Beach (Pikkukosken Uimaranta)
Flickr / Olli Wilkman

Pikkukoski Beach (Pikkukosken Uimaranta)

The Pikkukoski beach is a quaint picnic spot located just outside of the city center. It is visited mostly by families to enjoy the summer days as this secluded spot by the Vantaa River offers calm waters to swim in. Amenities offered are a jumping deck, a kiosk, indoor showers, basketball and volleyball courts and sauna every week.

Address: Pikkukoskentie 23, 00650 Helsinki, Finland

Seurasaari Beach
CC / Jean-Pierre Dalbéra

Seurasaari Beach

A predominantly nudist beach the Seurasaari beach is located within the Seurasaari island. They have separate nudist areas for the men and woman to enjoy independently. The island is intended to be a recreational area where people can enjoy their holidays or weekends away from the city. Facilities like cabins, showers and toilets are provided.

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