Vääna-Jõesuu beach is one of the most popular summer holiday destinations around Tallinn. It is located half an hour’s drive from the capital of Estonia at the mouth of the Vääna River, which flows into the Baltic Sea. So vacationers coming here have a choice whether to enjoy the sunbathing by the river or by the sea.
Vääna-Jõesuu Beach – recreational opportunities
Vääna-Jõesuu is a sandy beach that is visited by several thousand people a day in high season. The recreation area and the forest belt around it are managed by the State Forest Management Centre (RMK), which keeps the area clean and orderly. Near the parking lot there are permanent dry toilets, which you can use for free.
The Vääna-Jõesuu recreation area has several picnic places. There are stationary grills and barbecues with tables and wooden benches in the immediate vicinity. There is also an opportunity to set up tents and you can camp for free!
On the beach there is a volleyball court. It is located in the central part. Beyond the forest there is a small basketball court, which is not very popular, unfortunately. There is no public catering or snack and beverage outlets on Vääna-Jõesuu beach, but there is a small grocery store at the bus stop.
Vääna-Jõesuu beach borders one of Harju County’s landmarks, the Türisalu cliff. Walking along the seashore, you can reach the foot of this cliff, which is several tens of meters high. By the way, at the top of the cliff is equipped with an observation deck, which offers an unforgettable view of the sea.
Rest in Vääna-Jõesuu with children
There are no special attractions for children in Vääna-Jõesuu. Parents must ensure the leisure time of their kids by themselves. As an option, you can recommend swimming in the sea, but you can do it only if accompanied by adults. By the way, this beach is one of the few in the vicinity of Tallinn, on the shore of which you can see the sand castles built by children.
How to get to Vääna-Jõesuu Beach
The best way to get from Tallinn to Vääna-Jõesuu is by private transport. The distance between the points is just over 25 kilometers. From the border of the Estonian capital, you should go along Rannamõisa road along Tallinn-Kloogaranna highway without turning anywhere. The largest populated area on the way is the small town of Tabasalu.
Drivers should be very careful when approaching Vääna-Jõesuu. In 2014, automatic speed cameras were installed here, which will undoubtedly take a picture of the offender, who will soon receive a fine by mail. You can drive here at 70 km/h and 50 km/h, guided, as it should be, by the signs. Speeding even 3 km/h will be considered a violation.
Parking at Vääna-Jõesuu beach
Parking near Vääna-Jõesuu beach is paid from June 1 to August 31 from 10:00 to 20:00. The cost per minute of parking is 0.04 cents, the day ticket costs 5 euros. It is allowed to leave the car for 15 minutes for free. You can pay for parking with the SNABB (Barking) mobile app.