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Pihlajasaari Recreational Park

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Address: Helsinki, Finland
Phone Number: 09 630 065
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Great Helsinki Beach (and ferry trip)

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
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Helsinki
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136 reviews 136 reviews
35 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 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 as you decide). It is a nice place to visit if you are comming on... More 

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Gottingen, Germany
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 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)

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Helsinki, Finland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 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 a good place for a swim on a warm summer day. There is also a... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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26 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
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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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
61 helpful votes 61 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
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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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