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Latvia's Best Beaches
Latvia’s Baltic Sea coastline is 500 km long and never ceases to surprise with its dunes, steep cliffs, sandstone outcrops and rock formations. Choose your favorite!
The popular resort city Jūrmala stretches for 26 kilometers along the Gulf of Riga.
Jūrmala’s central section called Majori is usually full of people enjoying the sun and waves and restaurants along Jomas iela, the central pedestrian belt are full of happy foodies. The center of Jūrmala’s cultural life is Dzintari Concert Hall with an extensive concert and event programme.
The Jūrkalne Bluffs are one of the most picturesque parts of Latvia’s coastline with a quiet beach untouched by civilisation and bluffs of up to 20 metres high.
Pape Nature Park is home to a colony of wild horses and it’s a birdwatchers’ paradise. Marked trails run throughout the park providing access to areas of astonishing natural beauty.
Beyond its bustling port, Ventspils is a city of beaches, public art and an incredible array of activities for kids.
#6 Pavilosta – surfers’ paradise
Every summer, surfers, kiters and other outdoor enthusiasts flock to the tiny town of Pavilosta. After a day of sports, nothing beats a portion of locally caught and freshly smoked fish!
With its pristine Blue Flag beach, market stalls offering the catch of the day and the local cod dish Liepājas menciņi on every menu, Liepaja is a favorite for memorable beach holidays.
Cape Kolka is the point at which the Gulf of Riga meets the open Baltic Sea. In Spring, it’s particularly popular among birdwatchers. No matter the season, Cape Kolka is a spectacular spot for walks on the beach and to feel the crispness of the Baltic Sea air.
The rocky stretch of beach in Vidzeme is 12 kilometers long and between 20 to 40 meters wide. It’s also the only coastal area in Latvia with sandstone outcrops.