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Pihlajasaari Recreational Park

Helsinki, Finland
+358 9 630065
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Beach for swimming and relaxing, a short water bus ride away

Pihlajasaari is an island very close to Helsinki, only a short water bus ride away. It is very... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
Helsinki, Finland
via mobile
Wonderful island!

We really liked Pihlajasaari. Natures peace and beautiful beaches right next to the city. It is... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
Miia M
via mobile
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Helsinki, Finland
+358 9 630065
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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Pihlajasaari is an island very close to Helsinki, only a short water bus ride away. It is very popular with families. You can walk around the island enjoying archipelago nature and bypassing, large Tallinn ships, relax and swim at the beach, or even have lunch...More

Thank MerjaRa
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We really liked Pihlajasaari. Natures peace and beautiful beaches right next to the city. It is easily accessed from Ruoholahti with the ferry taking 15 minutes. Restaurant served delicious creamy salmon soup and finnish pancakes (pannari).

Thank Miia M
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Lots of nature and beautiful beach. Great places to have your own picnic or go to restaurants nearby. Highly recommend.

Thank pupafobic
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Pihjalasaari is certainly a must see in Helsinki if you wish to experience an authentic beach instead of crowded Hietaniemi beach. Good facilities for picnic, grill and barbecue and of course swimming. Just remember to check ferry schedule as it goes only once or twice...More

1  Thank aroundtheoyster
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Nice park, where you can relax during the hot days in Helsinki. You can swim in the sea or rest in the nearby coffee shop and restaurant. Nice for a family walk in nature.

Thank haanahh
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Separate beaches for men and women. Very nice warm water in the summeror for a skinny dip. Recommend

Thank Babs W
Reviewed 20 December 2016

That island is my favorite place on hotdays in june and august. There is beach where could swimming and estern part of that island are litlle area for people who want take sun on naked., On the main island are also cafe and reataurant where...More

Thank veijov
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Really lovely island, just a short boat ride from the city centre, and serviced by public boat lines. Picnic tables with barbeque sites (even wood is provided), a beach, paths for walking around, great views.

Thank ellanoppu
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Not a long trip from city. Nice nature in the island. Place for walking, reading. There is also beach but this day was not sunny.

Thank Terje L
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Take the boat out to the island and wander around for a while, I walked right around the island in less than half an hour. It has lovely beaches although at the time I was there I was the only visitor. The boat crossing costs...More

Thank Philip S
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