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Pusenu Hill

Pusenu Hill is located between Bernāti and Jūrmalciems, 0.5 km NW from Kairēs. Its absolute height is – 37.0 m above the sea level (its relative height – 31.0 m). It is 0.3 km long in the NW-SE direction and 0.2 km wide. The largest part of it is dug off (a sand quarry), but the highest part has been preserved and is overgrown with pine forest.

  • Pusenu Hill
  • Photo: Kuldīgas TIC
  • Pusenu Hill
  • Photo: Kuldīgas TIC
  • View from the Pusenu Hill
  • Photo: Kuldīgas TIC
  • Pusenu Hill
  • Photo: Kuldīgas TIC

From Liepāja to the south, there are huge dunes – the highest in Latvia. Each has its own name – Pūsēns, Ātrais Kalns, Pāļu Kalns, Lāvas Kalns, Mietraga Kalns. They were created as a result of travelling sands after a large fire in Swedish times. The dunes covered over about 80 houses. In the 1970s-80s they started digging them off.

Sand was used to manufacture lime-and-sand bricks. Excavation works were stopped in the beginning of the 1980s., An unforgettable view stretches before you when you climb to the top of a dune! There is a place for picnics arranged by the car park.

 
56.338165, 20.984316
  • Address: 
    Nīca district, Nīca parish , Jūrmalciems, LV-3437
  • Website: 
Amenities and Features: 
  • Free parking
  • Smoker-friendly
Working Hours: 

Daily

Last updated: 11.06.2014