Yyteri Beach Pori
You can find different stretches of Yyteri Beach that are known for different things such as food, sunbathing, a unique dune area, etc. You can also find several spas, hotels and restaurants along this happening stretch.
Location: 17 km from the centre of Pori, Finland.
Best time to visit: July, when the average temperature is between 20 to 25 degrees Celsius
Bellevue Beach Hanko
One of the most beautiful beaches in Finland is Bellevue Beach in Hanko, which in French means “beautiful view”. The name completely does justice to the beach, which consists of endless stretches of pristine blue waters that lap up against the sandy shores. You can also explore the many mansions and villas that were built by rich families who travelled to this area and were taken by its incredible natural beauty.
Location: Hanko 10960, Finland
Best time to visit: Between early July to mid-August
Nallikari Beach Oulu
Located very close to the city centre in Oulu is the magnificent Nallikari Beach, which has been given the moniker of being “the Riviera of the North” because of its sandy shores and bright blue waters. The beach stretches for 500 m and is one of the best beaches in Finland for families.
There are several shops and street vendors selling local items that you can explore. The beach is also home to the beautiful Majakka Lighthouse. The waters of the beach are safe enough for swimming and boating, which are popular activities amongst visitors.
Location: Hietasaari, Oulu, Finland
Best time to visit: Summer season, between June to August
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna Turku
Location: Rykmentintie 51, 20880 Turku, Finland
Best time to visit: While the popular time to visit is in the summer between July to August, you can also visit the sauna during December.
One of the most popular beaches in Finland is the Hietaniemi Beach in Helsinki, also known as the Copacabana of Helsinki. The waters of the Baltic Sea gently come up on the shores of the beach where you can relax, sunbathe, enjoy the local street food from several vendors and witness many exotic birds that frequent the area.
The waters of the beach are calm and peaceful, and you can take a boat ride to some of the islands that are located close by.
Location: Hietaranta Beach, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
Best time to visit: May, June and September
Rauhaniemi Beach Tampere
Location: Rauhaniementie 24, Tampere 33180, Finland
Best time to visit: May to September and early December for ice swimming
Aurlahti Beach Lohja
Location: Lohjanjärvi, Lohja, Finland.
Best time to visit: May to September
The waters of the beach freeze over during winter, which is when you can walk on the frozen surface and explore the nearby islands and archipelagos on foot.
Location: Aurinkoranta 15, Helsinki 00990, Finland
Best time to visit: For swimming – May to September, for ice skating and exploring – December
The beach is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of the historical fort and natural beauty. You can enjoy local food from the cafes on the shore and indulge in activities such as cycling, swimming, walking tours, birdwatching and much more.
Location: Susisaari, Helsinki 00190, Finland
Best time to visit: Between June to September
The beach also has several cafes that sell local food for you to sample. While a major part of the beach is covered with sand, there are also rocky shores where you can go on nature walks and pleasant hikes.
Location: Espoo, Finland.
Best time to visit: Between March to September
It is less commercial, with more pebbles and rocks on the beach. In fact, an entire stretch of the beach consists only of pebbles, which is ideal for walking and picnics. Windsurfing and kite-surfing are popular activities that are enjoyed by tourists here.
Location: Tulluddsstranden, 10940 Hanko, Finland.
Best time to visit: June to August
During summer, the place is ideal for swimming, kitesurfing, picnics and more, but this is one of the places that are also beautiful during winter when the landscape is covered with snow. There are also camping facilities near the beach.
Location: Matkailutila, Kalajoki Finland
Best time to visit: Early June to mid-August
Location: Pyynikin uimaranta, Tampere, Finland
Best time to visit: June to August
There are also several hotels and resorts on the shores, from where you can enjoy an expansive view of the lake and surrounding nature.
Location: Olympiakatu 18, Hämeenlinna 13130 Finland
Best time to visit: June to September, during summer
The other side of the river is fringed with pine trees and dense jungles, which add to the natural beauty of the place. It is a safe and family-friendly place for people to explore.
Location: Vantaa, Finland.
Best time to visit: late May to early September