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Beaches & Promenades
Each year, as soon as the first warm days of summer hit, the focus of Tallinn life shifts to its wide, sandy beaches. Tallinn boasts five public swimming beaches: Pirita, Stroomi, Harku, Kakumäe and Pikakari. All have certified lifeguards on duty 9 a.m.– 8 p.m. on weekdays, and 9 a.m.– 9 p.m on weekends. Facilities typically include changing stalls, showers, toilets, sports and play areas, mobile ice cream vendors and parking. Pets are not generally allowed.
For something a bit more secluded, grab a car and head outside the city limits to one of the rural beaches - Laulasmaa, Lohusalu, Salmistu or Kaberneeme.
However, the best way to experience the city's coastal charm is to walk, bike or skate down one of its well-developed seaside pathways.