Which coastal places to visit in Latvia

Wednesday April 2nd, 2014 in Latvian guide | No Comments »

If you love sea and beaches, Latvia is first place to come in Baltic states :) Our coast is an endless beach almost 500 km long. Here’s an idea for a trip along Latvian coast line. If you land by plane in Riga, best place to start your trip would be Ainaži (125km from Riga to North, couple hours with bus, less than 2 hours with car). And now you would head back all along the coast.

Latvia coast

These would be recommended stops:

Ainaži (start) – pier as a border between Latvia and Estonia, meadows next to sea, small city.

Salacgrīva – a quick walk around the town, nothing much to see here, couple medium sized shopping centers, cafes.

Tuja – small village, but lots to see, old brick factory, cafes, campings (RV/caravan friendly, showers, etc), old pier, small caves (and yes, i live there, just drop me a message when advice needed or just to say hi: @helmuts).

Saulkrasti – small city stretching along coast, walk around, eat, shop groceries, better rent a bike, kite boarding, ski doo.

Vecāķi and/or Jūrmala (both beaches are similar, Jurmala just has lots of more people and shops) – walk, cafes, shop (in Jurmala), nude beach (in Vecaki) – watch the map, they’re on opposite sides of river Daugava, better use GPS navigation to get to Vecaki, or follow signs to Jurmala after you’re through Riga.

Engure / Mērsrags / Roja – small towns nex to sea, quick pit stops, buy and eat fish, try some deviations off the main road, maybe something interesting for you.

Kolka (Kolkas rags) – where the two seas meet, small village, lots of folks, park and walk, interesting place.

Ventspils – city with lots of cafes, hotels, restaurants, water park, lots to do here, you decide.

Jūrkalne / Pāvilosta – stop at Jūrkalne, enjoy the view on sea from high shore, eat, stay with tent; Pavilosta has tourist info center and something to see/eat.

Liepāja – city with lots again to see, eat, drive around, Soviet military objects and bunkers (“Ziemeļu forti”,”Karosta”), i recommend to stay in Fontaine Royal hotel; search for small amber pieces along the coast (better in wilder places out of cities, but beware of phosphorus).

Pape (Rucava) (finish) – nature park next to sea, birds, wild horses, animals.

Remember, you can always stop via this route if you see something interesting or worth the snapshot, Latvia is safe country! Don’t hesitate to wander off and on the highway, just pay attention to road signs where you can and can’t park.

Best time to visit Latvian beaches is June, July, August, the water temperature will be fine to swim.

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Find hotels in Jurmala

Tuesday July 14th, 2009 in Latvia | No Comments »

Looking for hotel in Jurmala?

Try new website Jurmala hotels, that is going to search you best place for the best price in Jūrmala, Latvia.

Accommodation offers include apartments, hotels, hostels or just a place to stay in Jurmala.

New Wave in Jurmala 2008

Saturday July 26th, 2008 in Music | No Comments »

One of the biggest events this summer is the international music festival “New Wave” in Latvia, Jurmala, July 23 – 28, 2008. Lots of media following now this event, many stars and gossip people have arrived to Jurmala, and this week is going to be a hot one for this beautiful tourist town next to Baltic Sea.

Visit information site about festival “New Wave 2008”.

Concerts and events take place in city of Jurmala, next to Riga.

Visit also:

Jurmala Hotels – search and book hotel in Jurmala,

Koncis.lv – New Wave Jurmala 2008.

Koncis.lv – All concerts and music festivals in Latvia, 2008.

Official site of Jūrmala city,

Jurmala 2009 events website,

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Festival Jurmala 2008

Tuesday January 29th, 2008 in Money, Music | 4 Comments »

This years music festival Jurmala 2008 will be from July 4 to July 7.

Also check out the “New Wave 2008” festival in Jurmala, July 23 – 28.

Concerts and events will take place in city of Jurmala, next to Riga.

Tickets:

Price from 5 Lats, buy online at ticket service.

Visit also:

Jurmala Hotels – find hotel in Jurmala,
Jurmala 2009,
New Wave Jurmala 2008
Information about Jurmala 2008 tickets.
Official site of Jūrmala city.
About Jūrmala at Wikipedia.
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