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“A big day of exploring” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Curonian Spit / Kursiu Nerija National Park

Curonian Spit / Kursiu Nerija National Park
98 Km Peninsula, Klaipeda - Lesnoye | Visitor’s Centre - Smiltynes st., 11, Klaipeda 93100, Lithuania
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Klaipeda
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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“A big day of exploring”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

We took the ferry over to Smiltyné, which is the Coronian Spit - that's opposite Klaipéda in Lithuania. It's a 10-15 min crossing. Then we took the bus that takes about an hour to travel the 50kms past fishing villages to Nida, which is at the south-western tip of the spit. Very disappointing that there is nowhere to swim at Nida. The water had green sludge in it. We walked from the township to the huge sand dune and climbed five million steps to get a fabulous view over to Russia from the top. We continued walking looking for a beach where we could swim. We've since looked on Google Maps and are amazed at how far we walked. We continued on in the heat, crossed the only road, walked through forests, climbed another dune and found ourselves on the other side of the spit where there are straight stretches of clean sandy beach practically the whole length of it. And...we ended up on a nudist beach! Well I couldn't have cared if it was a beach for red-nosed Martians. There was water and we stripped off and slid into that cold lovely refreshing marvellous delicious water. I've never done it before but it's quite liberating and no one takes the slightest bit of notice of you. After, we walked to a little village and got a local bus back to Nida and then a larger one back to the ferry. Well worth the visit and lots to see.

Visited July 2012
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Klaipeda, Lithuania
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“When you go to Lithuania, you must see this place :)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

When you go to Lithuania, you must see this place :) Especially the place called "Dead Dunes" - it's like a moon :) Also Parnidis dune is a nice place to take a picture with a beautiful scenery. Don't forget to visit the place "In Vino" while in Nida - ver picturesque view with a good wine :)

Visited August 2012
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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“Fantastic nature”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

A must see if you like nature at its best. Beautiful dunes, forests and some small charming villages. Nida is the biggest and worthwhile a stay.

Visited November 2012
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“Must go back and stay longer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

The best what I saw during 11 days trip. Fresh air, quiet, nice beaches, hood road and very peaceful small villages. Many restaurants and probably hotels. I was there only like 4 hours and the climate was perfect. Two weeks ago I was in another place with 40C degrees. If I get a chance I go back next year! Simply, it seems to be much better than in South Europe.

Visited August 2012
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“A natural treasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

The Curonian Spit is unique with the Baltic Sea at one side and the Curonian Lagoon at the other side. If you like the outdoors, i would suggest to cycle the 50 kms (or a part) from Smiltyne in the north to Nida in the south. The cycle path is in good condition and well signposted. While cycling you see it all : the dunes, pine forests, the beach, bird colonies and you can make a stop in one of the nice villages.

Visited July 2012
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