Pikakari Beach

Pikakari Beach in Tallinn is located on Paljassaare Peninsula, near the bird reserve. In 2021, the beach was awarded the prestigious Blue Flag Ecolabel. This means that the water here is considered clean and perfect for swimming. During the season, the beach is kept in order by a team of lifeguards.

Description of Pikakari Beach

A distinctive feature of Pikakari Beach is the rapidly deepening seabed. Unlike other beaches in Tallinn where you have to walk dozens of meters to the true depths, here the bottom goes out from under your feet pretty quickly. Thanks to the proximity of the passenger port and heavy sea traffic here almost always create big waves, which cannot fail to please fans of swimming in the cool water.

During the summer, there are toilet booths and showers on Pikakari Beach. At any time of the year, you can walk along the historic breakwater, from which fishermen like to fish. Benches line the entire length of the breakwater, from where you can admire one of the most interesting views of Tallinn – from here you can see City Concert Hall, the churches of Old Town, Seaplane Harbour, the shell of the Song Festival field bandstand and the outlines of Pirita Beach.

The green area adjacent to the beach has places for a campfire. For lovers of active recreation, there is a basketball and volleyball courts, as well as an outdoor gym. Food and drinks may not be sold on-site, so it’s advisable to take all the food with you.

Children’s playgrounds

Pikakari Beach has modern playgrounds for children. Here, in particular, there is a large ship for older children to climb on. For the little ones, there are swings and small slides on the beach.

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There is ample free parking next to Pikakari Beach. Several dozen cars can fit here. Please note that the parking order is subject to change, so watch the signs carefully before leaving your car here.

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How to get to Pikakari Beach

From the center of Tallinn to Pikakari Beach you can get by bus number 59. It departs from the railway station. The bus leaves from the starting point once an hour, so it can be jammed with passengers in high season. You can also get here by Bolt scooter or by carshare.

Other noteworthy beaches

  • On the Viimsi peninsula is Haabneeme Beach. It is a popular place among young people, where various events are often held.
  • A very popular place for beach lovers is Maardu Lake. This is a great place for swimming!
  • Not far from Tallinn is a recreation area Meremõisa. Here you can swim in the sea and set up a tent.