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“Great place for summer” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pihlajasaari Recreational Park

Pihlajasaari Recreational Park
Helsinki, Finland (Vironniemi)
09 630 065
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Ranked #10 of 138 Attractions in Helsinki
Type: Islands, Nature & Parks
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Helsinki, Finland
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88 reviews 88 reviews
26 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Great place for summer”
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...

Visited July 2014
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Helsinki, Finland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Spend a relaxing summer day here”
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!

Visited August 2014
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Helsinki
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“Paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Helsinki is located by sea and has some public islands for common use easy access. Take a boat to Pihlajasaari, pack a picknic basket or eat in the local restaurang. It is about 20 mins boat ride which is fun in it self. Swimming wear is a must, and fun you will have. Sea nature and wilderness so close to the centre.

Visited July 2014
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Espoo, Finland
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“Perfect escape from Helsinki”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Pihlajasaari is an island that offers a perfect escape from Helsinki. Just take a 15 minute boat trip from Kaivopuisto (next to Café Carusel) or from Ruoholahti (very close to Ruoholahti metro station). For the boat you will pay after the boat leaves so no need to book any tickets in advance. Pihlajasaari has nice beaches (including a nudist beach), toilet facilities (that are somewhat hideous) and a restaurant. There are good view to Helsinki from the island. What I personally like is to follow all those massive cruise ships that regularly pass by the island.

Visited July 2014
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Vantaa, Finland
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“Good place to sunbath”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I love the place - located just outside helsinki you have to take ferry or come by your own boat. Many nice beaches, nice rocks and decent restaurant where you can have food or just coffee / drinks.

Visited June 2014
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