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Pihlajasaari Recreational Park

Helsinki, Finland
+358 9 630065
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One of the best places to visit in Helsinki in summer

This island is a must for Helsinki locals, I usually visit at least once every summer. You usually... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2015
Helsinki, Finland
Summer paradise

Summer paradise! Just a short boat trip ( 10 minutes ) from the Carousel- cafe you will arrive to a... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2015
Jarmo S
Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
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  • Average5%
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“nice beach” (6 reviews)
“nude beach” (4 reviews)
“main island” (4 reviews)
Helsinki, Finland
+358 9 630065
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Reviewed 3 August 2015

This island is a must for Helsinki locals, I usually visit at least once every summer. You usually get more peace and quiet in the more remote areas such as the rocks facing the Helsinki waterfront. The sand beach is usually filled with people..

Thank annailai
Reviewed 31 July 2015

Summer paradise! Just a short boat trip ( 10 minutes ) from the Carousel- cafe you will arrive to a twin island summer oasis. The main island is mainly for families and sandy beaches for easy swim. There is also a basic summer restaurant in...More

Thank Jarmo S
Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

You would never imagine such a beautiful and exotic island resting so near the shores of Helsinki. Bbq spots everywhere with wood,toilets,beaches,volleyball nets,docks for boats, trails,cafe,restaurant and even a nudist section. 6 euros return trip to paradise, see you there!

1  Thank David H
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Had the best time on this island, went with a group of friends and with teenage kids in tow too. Really had a great time plenty of space and beautiful views. The have a natural wood fired BBQ that you can use so make sure...More

Thank Dawn F
Reviewed 20 May 2015

Very beautiful island just a few minutes off the coast of Helsinki. A rarity in itself a secluded nude beach, if normal beaches aren´t your cup of tea.

1  Thank Petri D
Reviewed 14 February 2015

It is an island located very near Helsinki and from where you access in summertime by small ferry from Eira (next to restaurant Carrousel). It is a very nice boat trip and even better island where you can enjoy sunbathing (on beach or on rocks...More

1  Thank Armando_74a
Reviewed 23 January 2015

I enjoyed spending midsummer here. There is a nice fire. The Island is, I can imagine, very beautiful at other times, too. There are beaches, a lot of nature. Connection is via ferry from the city center (look up the timetable online)

3  Thank math8ilda
Reviewed 5 January 2015

Was there with a group of English speaking expats. Went there by a ferry and spent close to 4 hrs. Nice place to relax and enjoy the sounds of the sea sitting on sand. Was pretty cold that day, but I'm sure it would be...More

1  Thank Kunalinfy
Reviewed 9 November 2014

You can take a ferry from Helsinki on a beautiful summer day. Ferries leave from Cafe Carousel and take 5-10 minutes. There are beaches with services as well as more private spots for your picnic. Very natural and beautiful. There's a café/restaurant, too.

1  Thank DiverPaivi
Reviewed 19 October 2014

its a nice little island, but not a must do. beautiful seaside hangouts can be found everywhere outside helsinki. the cool thing about this is that its right off the city shores and has a cozy sand beach for those rare hot days.

1  Thank bluesfrogg
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