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Africa Beach and Promenade

Promenaadi tn, Haapsalu, Estonia
+372 473 3248
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Charming

Walk along and pretend you're in the 19 century. The scenery is gorgeous- lots of aquatic birds to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hugh B
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Pleasantville, New York
Small beach but a beautiful promenade

The beach is small but there is a playground for children near the beach. The promenade is very... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Laura P
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Pori, Finland
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The splendour of Haapsalu, the famous Czarist era resort, is recalled by the seafront Promenade and its jewel -- the Assembly Hall with its wooden “gingerbread”. Walk on the sloping promenade and glance dreamily at the sea; check the time at the sundial and have a rest on the bench named for the world-famous composer Tchaikovsky. Interesting facts: The Promenade starts at the exotically named Africa Beach, and ends at the Chocolate Promenade, which is named after a former café. There is a children’s playground on the Promenade and the town’s only observation tower. There is also a monument to Carl Hunnius, the discoverer of Haapsalu’s therapeutic mud behind the band shell.
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“nice seaside” (2 reviews)
“off season” (2 reviews)
“short walk” (2 reviews)
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Promenaadi tn, Haapsalu, Estonia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Walk along and pretend you're in the 19 century. The scenery is gorgeous- lots of aquatic birds to watch and a cool breeze to enjoy. I never made it to the beach

Thank Hugh B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The beach is small but there is a playground for children near the beach. The promenade is very beautiful and definitely worth a visit.

Thank Laura P
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Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

This park has a lot of old buildings and many benches so after a long walk this is the best place to rest and admire the landscape. When we've visited it wasn't that crowded and there were a lot of swans, offering us an amazing...More

Thank Vlad V
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Reviewed February 13, 2018

Africa beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Estonia, few steps away from town center, in the middle of pure nature.

Thank Uku S
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Reviewed September 24, 2017

Just going from the Estonian Railway Museum through the large Paralepa forest, we got after about twenty minutes to this Africa Beach and Promenade. Here, there is one wide view on the open sea. The beach is sandy one, with cabines for dressing, nice benches,...More

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Reviewed September 21, 2017

Easy, pleasant, meandering walk along the shores. Promenade is an apt name. Nice benches, huge leafy trees, gazebos. Also fun to check out the gorgeous homes which butt up to the promenade. A very nice spot indeed.

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Reviewed August 15, 2017 via mobile

Africa Beach and promenade are a great spot to visit in Haapsalu. Easy access, great views and even the opportunity to swim (for those brace enough to test the Baltic temperatures). Very child friendly, but also a romantic spot. Ticks all boxes.

1  Thank Sandra S
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Reviewed August 8, 2017

Haapsalu is known for its Episcopal Castle and Old Town, but don't miss this beautiful Promenade, which starts short walk away from Castle/Old Town. Nice walk along seaside, beautiful old houses, flowers, gardens etc. and also Tchaikovsky's bench. So sit down on one of the...More

1  Thank Halkidis
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Reviewed July 8, 2017

Nice seaside walk. Well maintained and manicured. But to call it a beach is pushing your luck! A few interesting sculpture in the sea.

1  Thank Jincognito
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Reviewed June 24, 2017 via mobile

Amazing long promenade along the sea. Perfect for long walks and strolls. There are lots of little cafés on the shore, small sculptures and monuments, lots of benches. We saw several swans as well. Near African beach there is large area for kids, with lots...More

1  Thank Alina M
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