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Pihlajasaari Recreational Park

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Beautiful Island ..

Pihlajasaari Recreational Park is located 3 km from the city centre. Pihlajasaari is the most... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2018
Sydney, Australia
Like a Astrid Lindgren novel - so beautiful!

This island is almost to beautiful to be true. It is small but full of nice places and beautiful... read more

Reviewed July 13, 2018
Bramming, Denmark
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Reviewed September 13, 2018

Pihlajasaari Recreational Park is located 3 km from the city centre. Pihlajasaari is the most popular summer island in Helsinki due to the beautiful sandy beaches. Pihlajasaari covers around 26 hectares & is actually two islands with a bridge connecting the two islands. The ferry...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

This island is almost to beautiful to be true. It is small but full of nice places and beautiful nature. It was not crowded, when we visited it even though it was a sunny and warm sunday. Take a walk around the island, sit on...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed July 11, 2018

The ferry to Pihlajasaari was a nice experience, it only takes about 10 minutes but on a sunny day it was really enjoyable to sit on the open deck. There's two islands, one for camping and the nudist beach, and another one with sandy beaches,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Diverstroms
Reviewed June 22, 2018

This is my favourite island and the closest for me to go from the city centre in Helsinki. It's only open during summertime, though. This park covers two islands, the main one having the beach front, cafe, and the kid's area, the other one on...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank wandertrotter
Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

Pihlajasaari is an island very close to Helsinki, only a short water bus ride away. It is very popular with families. You can walk around the island enjoying archipelago nature and bypassing, large Tallinn ships, relax and swim at the beach, or even have lunch...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank MerjaRa
Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

We really liked Pihlajasaari. Natures peace and beautiful beaches right next to the city. It is easily accessed from Ruoholahti with the ferry taking 15 minutes. Restaurant served delicious creamy salmon soup and finnish pancakes (pannari).

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank 718miiam
Reviewed July 1, 2017

Lots of nature and beautiful beach. Great places to have your own picnic or go to restaurants nearby. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank pupafobic
Reviewed June 24, 2017 via mobile

Pihjalasaari is certainly a must see in Helsinki if you wish to experience an authentic beach instead of crowded Hietaniemi beach. Good facilities for picnic, grill and barbecue and of course swimming. Just remember to check ferry schedule as it goes only once or twice...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank aroundtheoyster
Reviewed June 5, 2017

Nice park, where you can relax during the hot days in Helsinki. You can swim in the sea or rest in the nearby coffee shop and restaurant. Nice for a family walk in nature.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank haanahh
Reviewed December 26, 2016

Separate beaches for men and women. Very nice warm water in the summeror for a skinny dip. Recommend

Date of experience: August 2016
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