Aurinkolahti Beach (Aurinkolahden)
Situated on the eastern half of the city, Aurinkolahti is one of the most up and coming districts in Helsinki. At its heart is Aurinkolahti Beach, one of the best and most popular beaches in the greater Helsinki region.
Whether you visit in the warmer or cooler months, the soft golden sand is quite a contrast to the powerful rocks jutting out into the clear blue sea. The water here is especially noted for its clarity, making this one of the most beautiful places to go for a swim or see if the fish are biting.
Nearby you’ll find the Uutela Nature Trail, which is home to a heavily forested area with rocky headlands that can make for some fantastic pictures and afford great views of the beach and surrounding area.
In winter, the water freezes over. The ice is thick enough that you can walk on it, allowing you the unique chance to explore the little archipelago nearby on foot.
In keeping with the area’s upwardly mobile feel, there are also plenty of restaurants and cafés nearby.
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