Curonian Spit / Kursiu Nerija National Park

Curonian Spit / Kursiu Nerija National Park

Curonian Spit / Kursiu Nerija National Park
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Rick Harrison
Black Forest, Germany60 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
Do all your research about this before you go. What you can do and where you can go is tightly restricted and rightly so. It's expensive to take a car to nida. €13 return on the ferry and €30 for road tolls. Only camping is in nida, 45km of bumpy tarmac. We had hoped to fatbike on the Baltic beach but it's controlled.... And a protected area. Only ferry is vente nida. Nothing from klaipeda.
So it's an "ok", not great, ok.

But.. epic food in juodkrante opposite the sports centre...
Written July 30, 2020
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Anthony S
Brisbane, Australia1,866 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Well worth the cost to make a day of it. The ferry from Klaipeda runs very frequently and isn’t too expensive however the local fee once you are there is way too high at 30 euros.

Regardless, it is a very interesting place to visit, especially if it is a nice day. The long Baltic Sea beach is a favourite place for locals and pleasant to stroll along.
Written June 27, 2024
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LPHDK
Copenhagen, Denmark1,041 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
I would have wished that I had known that there was a 30 EUR road toll for going there... On top of the 20,50 EUR ferry. But it's worth the cost :-)
The nature is wonderful and it is all so idyllic!lWe made a plan to start. i Nida and stop in all the small villages on our way.
Nida was the most impressive place and had many small cute places.
We saw some animals - we think it may have been a racoon dog, 2 foxes and some other animal.
It is a very nice place for families who likes bike riding to go stay for a couple of nights.
Written August 30, 2023
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Schatze
Chicago, IL227 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
WOW - what an experience! I took a tour of the Hill of Witches, after which we took a stop on the banks of the Curonian Spit. It was fiercely windy, but the sand was so beautiful and fine. We had to walk up quite a large wooden staircase to get over to the shoreline, and this may be a barrier of entry for some, so keep this in mind.
Written March 3, 2023
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Dave48838
Greenville, MI660 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
We visited during the off-season and were delighted with the solitude, the accessibility to the water, the roads wandering through the forests and the small resort villages. Much was closed but there were things to welcome. After looking at the migrating birds and hunting mushrooms, we had a lovely lunch and searched for amber on the beach. What a wonderful day!
Written November 4, 2022
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Bea
973 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
If you are looking for a holiday spot which is pure, with unspoiled nature, endemic plants, broad spectrum of fauna, amazing beaches, good dosis of history and of course great food then you must visit Curonian Spit in Lithuania and its absolutely amazing town of Nida.
Curonian Spit is amazing for its colorful wooden cottages, desert-like sand dunes, beautiful beaches, crystal clear water and serenity.

Curonian Spit (Kursiu nerija) is one of the most spectacular places worth visiting in Europe. It is a narrow (from 0,4 km till 4 km wide) and long (97 km) band of sand, which stretches along the Baltic Sea, in the western part of Lithuania.

It is with its traditional fishermen town of Nida most western point of Lithuania. Nida lies just a few kilometres from Russia, its Kaliningrad Oblast.
A part of the Curonian Spit (overall 50 km) belongs to the Republic of Lithuania; the other part belongs to the Russian Federation. This sand dune peninsula separates the Curonian Lagoon from the Baltic Sea. In order to preserve the most valuable landscape complexes, Kursiu nerija National Park was established there in 1991.

Curonian Spit has unique drifting sand dunes, the sea side forests are hundred-years-old pine trees, white sand beaches and amazing old fishermen villages. Humans had already settled in the Curonian Spit in prehistoric times. Scientists say that the Curonian Spit was formed by the wind and the waves of the Baltic Sea more than 7,000 years ago. The Curonian Spit was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list in 2000.
Written May 18, 2022
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ego1893
Stuttgart, Germany192 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Unique landscape, great beaches, nice villages Thomas Mann house. Easy to get there via ferry, operates every 20 minutes during the day and takes only a couple of minutes to cross. Typical forests on sand and great dunes. Endless beaches only busy across the few villages.
Written June 30, 2023
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Windy
Dudley, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019
A small ride on/off ferry gets you to the Curonian Spit, there are many things to see on this spit of land. You have many beaches down on the Baltic side which actually add up to one long beach.. on the other side you have Dead Dunes and the shifting dunes, both are accessible with some boardwalks in place, they are well worth a visit.
If you like a forest walk stop at the little town of Juodkrante, there is a lovely walk through the forest called Hill of Witches following all kinds of wood carvings, ghoulish but fun. Have a meal or break in the town of Nida which is at the bottom of the spit which is lovely place with its colourful houses.
Well worth a good day on the Spit.
Written January 16, 2020
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wendy-darryl
Rolling Hills Estates, CA101 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Couples
My husband and I cruised to Klaipėda, Lithuania in July 2013. We were interested in exploring the Lithuanian portion of the Curonian Spit (52 km in length) - a UNESCO World Heritage site - but concerned that our allotted 6.5 hour touring day would not provide us with sufficient time to make the trip using public transportation. (The Curonian Spit is accessible from Lithuania only by Ferry. Public transportation on the spit is only by bus and the bus schedule is limited.) In researching available touring options over the Internet, we came across the name of a licensed private guide: Igoris Osnac. We wanted to visit the resort towns of Nida and Juodkrantė and walk through Witches Hill. We also were intrigued by the sport of "amber catching" and wanted to have the opportunity to engage in that activity. Igoris' website indicated that he could put together a private tour covering all these options/activities. He did just that for us, including a brief driving tour of old town Klaipėda. It was easy to communicate with Igoris. He spoke excellent English, both written and oral. Igoris was an excellent guide; timely, courteous, kind and knowledgeable. We highly recommend his services to any visitor to Klaipėda wishing to retain a professional guide. Telephone: +370 (650) 21 337 (From the USA, dial: 011-37-650-21-337) Website: www.gintalinis.lt e-Mail: gidasigoris@gintalinis.lt
Written February 2, 2014
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EastLondonKiwi
London, UK99 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Family
Directly across from Klaipeda is the Curonian spit, reachable by ferry that runs between the center of the city and the spit every 30 minutes to 1 hour (on weekends). The ferry is very cheap and takes no time to cross the short expanse of water.

It's an old car ferry, so if you have access to a bike I would recommend taking one, as there is loads of good cycling to be had.

My wife and I went here for the beach, which is stunning, and only a short walk through the forest from the ferry terminal. The high level of silica means the sand is white fluffy and a joy to be on. you'll need to take some sort of sun shade, as the beach is very exposed and there is very little reprieve from the heat on a hot day.

There are plenty of cafes and bars within short distances of most of the main areas you'll end up at, so while you are isolated from the mainland your not without comforts.

At the time we went the sea was still very much COOOOOOOOOOOLD as hell, but I am reliably informed by friends who live here, it warms up enough to swim in by August. I did brave a quick dip which I am sure was to the amusement of the locals who appear to just brave out the heat and avoid going into the sea unless wading.

We only stayed for a couple of hours, but with a sun tent I would of been happy to hang out most of the day.

While swimming may not be on many peoples agendas here, hunting for washed up Amber is a great activity for kids. Also as Klaipeda is quiet windy for large parts of the year, kite flying, windsurfing or kite-boarding would be fantastic here.

As this beach requires the extra effort of the ferry trip this is not the main beach the locals go to, which means it is not over populated or crowed, in my book that is a distinct advantage.

Great beach, I'll be back on my next trip to Klaipeda.
Written June 2, 2016
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