Best Beaches In & Around Helsinki

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  • 1. Suomenlinna

    Suomenlinna
    Giuseppe Milo

    Travel time from Helsinki: approx 0.5 hrs

    Probably by far the most historic beaches in Helsinki, Suomenlinna Beach began life as a Swedish fortress when Finland was part of the Kingdom of Sweden. The original entrance to the fortress, Kuninkaanportti ("King's Gate") and its antique cannons continue to stand as symbols of Suomenlinna. The area was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991. Adding to that rich history is nearby Suomenlinna Church, built in 1854 and… read more »

  • 2. Hietaniemi

    Hietaniemi
    Tomisti

    Travel time from Helsinki: approx 0.5 hrs

    Once upon a time, this picturesque stretch of sand in Hietaniemi was a landfill. Today, it's one of the most popular and fashionable beaches in Finland. Inaugurated in 1929, Hietaniemi Beach is located in central Helsinki in the Töölö district. It is frequented by locals and tourists alike, earning it the reputation of being Helsinki's answer to Copacabana!

    With the area right in the midst of Helsinki, you can enjoy the… read more »

  • 3. Pihlajasaaren Naturistiranta

    Pihlajasaaren Naturistiranta

    Travel time from Helsinki: approx 0.5 hrs

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  • 4. Haukilahden

    Haukilahden
    JIP

    Travel time from Helsinki: approx 0.5 hrs

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  • 5. Toppelundin

    Toppelundin
    JIP

    Travel time from Helsinki: approx 0.5 hrs

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  • 6. Aurinkolahti

    Aurinkolahti
    © Migro

    Travel time from Helsinki: approx 0.5 hrs

    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… read more »

  • 7. Matarinpuiston

    Matarinpuiston
    Arto Alanenpää

    Travel time from Helsinki: approx 0.5 hrs

    Situated in the Vantaa area, in the south of Finland, Matarinpuiston Beach offers scenic views of the crisp clear blue water of this slow-moving section of river. The sand is fringed with an abundance of greenery, including plenty of grassland and towering pine trees. 

    Despite being some distance from the sea Matarinpuiston Beach offers plenty of swimming and sunbathing opportunities, all in a peaceful family-friendly atmosphere.

    All of this makes the Matarinpuiston… read more »

  • 8. Luukki

    Luukki
    © KLS

    Travel time from Helsinki: approx 0.5 hrs

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  • 9. Otalammen

    Otalammen
    Otto Karikoski

    Travel time from Helsinki: approx 1 hr

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