TALLINN — What’s the best beach in Estonia?
Well, depends what you’re looking for of course, be it quiet, women in bikinis, boulders or simple sunshine.
Instead of trying to persuade you which one is best, we thought we would show you the beaches instead and let you decide. Here’s the “The Best Beach in Estonia” photo essay edited by Nathan Greenhalgh.
Sunset at Lohusalu. Photo by Kain Kalju.
Pärnu Beach has been crowded this summer, which shouldn't surprise anyone. Photo by Tanel Teemusk.
Kitesurfers in Pärnu. Photo by Damien Halleux Radermecker.
If you walk far enough, you can have Pärnu Beach to yourself. Photo by Ville Säävuori.
For thinner crowds, Valgeranna Beach near Pärnu Beach is also an option. Photo by Kris Haamer.
Girls play volleyball at Pirita Beach on the east side of Tallinn. Photo by Janus Bahs Jacquet.
At Pirita Beach you can see some of Estonia's famous beach boulders. Photo by Ti Jac.
Klooga Beach in northern Estonia typically doesn't see the crowds Pirita does. Photo by Hannu Makarainen.
The Russalka statue is a monument to the armored ship Russalka, which sank in a storm with 177 crewmen in 1893. It's next to Kadriorg Beach and also the Kadriorg Palace. Photo by Rudi K.
Although if you're going to visit the presidential grounds, beachwear is not advisable :) Photo by Tanel Teemusk.
Well, it wouldn't be a beach photo gallery without a sunset shot. Here's Lohusalu with swans. Photo by Kain Kalju.
Sunset at Kakumäe Beach on the west side of Tallinn. Photo by Jaanus Silla.