Category Archives: Beach

Hietaniemi beach

Ok, it is not Barcelona but Helsinki has decent beach right in the city center. On short summer it gets quite packed at day time and in the evening, teenagers invade it for party-party. In good summer sea water can … Continue reading

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Pihlajasaari – beach & camping island

Just a 15 minutes boat trip from either Merisatama or Ruoholahti is excellent and small twin islands called Pihlajasaari. Islands have multiple beaches, restaurant, camping and even the nude beach! It is a good place to go for a sunny … Continue reading

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Kivinokka – hidden cape of tiny summer cottages

This cape on Herttoniemi has something why we call this blog as Hidden Helsinki. Kivinokka is truly hidden escape for citizens. There you can see that there is many layers in Helsinki. The one that tourist see in every brochure … Continue reading

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Tuomarinkylä – the mansion and farm

Old style horse farm and big mansion in middle of vast wheat fields. Mansion has a very good but decent priced restaurant and one of the best terraces in Helsinki. This peaceful area gives you an good idea how the … Continue reading

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Kulosaari – the posh embassy island

The island of embassies, huge mansions, Jaguars strolling on quiet lanes and peaceful parks. It is Helsinki´s posh island but it is also excellent for biking around. There is a small public beach where you can dip in sea. And … Continue reading

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