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Pihlajasaari Recreational Park

Helsinki, Finland (Vironniemi)
09 630 065
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Ranked #10 of 130 Attractions in Helsinki
Type: Islands, Parks, Outdoors
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Type: Islands, Parks, Outdoors
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Helsinki, Finland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 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.

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Lohja, Finland
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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 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.

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Helsinki, Finland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Great trails, nice sandy beaches, sauna and pier on the south side of the island. We took ferry over and had nice causal dinner at the cafe on last day of August.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Next to the Finland's Gulf and only 5 minute boat trip from Cafe Carousel. Great park to walk with friends or family. Everything you need for a relaxing holiday. The seascapes are excellent, the restaurant relaxing and nice.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Smallish island very close to Helsinki. Ferry takes 20 minutes to bring you from Kaivopuisto to Pihlajasaari. Beatiful scenery and beach where you can swim.

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Santa Monica, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

If by any chance the weather is hot (hah!!! not always a case in Finland) and you want to relax little bit out of hustle and bustle, take a boat to Pihlajasaari where you can sunbath, swim (if cold Finnish waters do not not scare you away) or walk in a woods. On the opposite side of the beach and... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Pihlajasaari island is just outside of Helsinki and you can get there with a regular boat service. During the summer months you can enjoy lunch at the restaurant on the island, lay on the beach soaking the sun or explore the rocks on the island to get an idea of the Finnish nature on the Archipelago - on a miniature... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey, Europe
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I just cancelled my trip to Mediterranean and headed to Baltic countries in July. That small island was a peace of heaven in Baltic Sea. I spent an afternoon and even took a dive in the Baltic Sea( that was the only part that I felt in Baltic:) I was lucky with sunshine too. There are free showers and toilets... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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87 reviews 87 reviews
25 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Just 10 minutes from Merisatama or 20 minutes from Ruoholahti. Nice boat trip and escape from the city to Pihlajasaari Island. Beaches, restaurant, nature, sea...

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Helsinki, Finland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Beautiful nature, possibility to swim and sunbath, nice restaurant, picnic areas and grill amenities. One of my favourite summer spots in Helsinki!

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