The Northern Breakwater is a favourite place for walks, sunset watching and fishing, but during the storm it provides a way for nature to show spectacular performances of full force see.

The Northern Breakwater, as part of the Naval Fortress and the military port, was constructed at the end of the 19th century to protect the avantport and entering the Karosta Canal from the effects of waves and longshore drifts caused by the north and northwest winds.

The length of the breakwater is 1800 metres, the width is 7,35 metres. Its base is anchored using a revetment slope with rock and concrete armour units. In the seventies of the last century a random distribution line of four-legged concrete structures or tetrapods along the northern side of the structure was constructed to dissipate the force of incoming waves by allowing water to flow around rather than against it.


Karosta, Liepāja
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Karosta, Liepāja