Last summer hubby and I visited Yyteri Beach in Pori on our mini roadtrip.
Yyteri is a unique beach for Finland, some say it’s the Riviera of Finland. I think that’s exaggerating quite a bit but as far as beaches go in Finland, it’s probably one of the best.
Over the years, I have noticed that I’m not one for sunbathing on the beach. It makes me feel lethargic. So what I’d rather do is walk on the beach and then, if it’s hot enough, I might take a dip in the sea.
The beach is six kilometres long which might not sound much but for Finland it’s unusual. The sand is powdery and soft.
The beach is backed by sand dunes and forest. It’s actually really difficult to walk on sand dunes, as your feet just sink in. Thankfully they’ve made some wooden paths to make it easier.
I felt that the day was quite chilly and windy but it didn’t stop people from enjoying the sun. Haha – that’s Finns for you!
As it’s a windy beach, surfing is popular.
Fun fact – in 1965 the Rolling Stones had a gig here.
You can also find kiosks and restaurants for refreshments.
Now one thing you should know is that the beach has a unisex nudist section. When walking on the beach you will notice that you are getting closer as the crowds diminish. Otherwise there’s nothing there to indicate that it’s any different than the rest of the beach. Except the naked people of course, LOL!
Lifeguards on duty.
This beach is very shallow which makes it safe for families with children.
Summer, I hope to see you soon!
Have you been to Yyteri beach?
Where is your favourite beach?