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Jūrmala (Latvia)


Beach near JūrmalaJūrmala is the largest resort city in the Baltic States, located 25km away from Riga. It is known for its natural treasures – the mild climate, sea, healthy air, curative mud and mineral water. The main attraction of Jūrmala is the 32,8 km long white sandy beach which is surrounded by large pine forests and the river Lielupe. Further, beaches of Majori and Jaunķemeri have received The Blue Flag – eco-label proving the best quality of water, infrastructure and safety in the beach area. What sets this destination apart from other beach destinations is the beautiful natural surroundings and unique wooden architecture of early 20th century that play an important role in preserving the local history and culture.

The uniqueness of Jūrmala:


As a resort city of all seasons, Jūrmala offers a wide range of leisure activities. It is a perfect place not only for swimming or playing frisbee at the beach, but also for Nordic walking, kite surfing and windsurfing, water cycling and water motorcycling. Jūrmala is also known for its wide possibilities for active leisure in the nature. The Ķemeri National park is a paradise for birdwatchers. You can also go an interactive walk on the nature trails and visit the Open-air museum to try out the technique and methods of stranding a rope and some other handicraft activities.

Covered by white quartz sand, the long beach of Jūrmala is a great experience for the whole family. In the shores of Lielupe River there are several yacht-clubs where you can order boat or yacht trips in the river. On the beach you will find water bicycles, various water sports inventory, while for the adrenaline lovers there is a possibility to enjoy the kite-boarding or windsurfing on river or on the sea.

Before leaving, don’t forget to...

  • Enjoy water activities all year long in a water amusement park ”Līvu akvaparks”
  • Visit the Jūrmala Open-air museum to try out the technique and methods of stranding a rope and some other handicraft activities
  • Visit the Ķemeri National park, a bird watchers paradise!
Last update: 01/07/2011 | Top