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Tallinn Guide

28
Nov

Tallinn Apartments

Our guests are often surprised by just how good the value of our serviced 1 bedroom and studio apartments are compared to staying in a regular Tallinn hotel. If you like affordable luxury with more space for your money, a very central location, more convenience and privacy than a hotel then come and stay with us at Pikk 49 Apartment Accommodation Tallinn.

Situated in the heart of the Tallinn old Town, just 2 minutes away from the town square, you would be paying a lot more if you were even lucky enough to find a good hotel that centrally located. Our Tallinn accommodation prices show great savings over staying in a traditional Tallinn hotel.

Why pay more for a Tallinn hotel room of a lower quality, in a worse location?

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6
Nov

Tallinn Average Temperatures

Tallinn has nicely varied seasons, from cold snowy winters through to warm beach going weather in the summer. Whenever you visit Tallinn you are sure to experience some great things, during the winter the old town looks Christmas postcard perfect, covered in snow. In summertime the weather can be hot enough to enjoy a day at one of Tallinn’s many beaches. You can walk from the old town to the sea, but for the beach, the best place to head to is Pirita, which is about 15 minutes by taxi.

If the weather is not up to scratch then there are many more things you can still do in Tallinn. Check out our Things to Do In Tallinn post for some ideas of what you can get up to. If you just want to relax and enjoy a spa treatment whilst safe from the weather, read our Guide to the Top 3 Spas In Tallinn.

For a great way to visually see what is happening with the weather in Tallinn right now, take a look at our post which lists all the best Tallinn Web Cameras.

Finally, here is a quick round up of the best Tallinn weather forecast websites:
1. UK Weather – gives a really good variety of weather forecasts for Tallinn, including daily, 10 day and seasonal averages.

2. Weather Forecast – Gives daily and 10 day forecasts for Tallinn but also provides weather maps, webcams and photos from the area.

3. Met Office – A good concise 5 day weather forecast for Tallinn. It gives extra info such as wind speed/direction, pressure, humidity and visibility.

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16
Oct

Tallinn Beaches Guide

Tallinn has five public swimming beaches (Pirita, Stroomi, Harku, Kakumäe and Pikakari) all a relatively short distance from the city. Although you can get to all of these beaches using public transport, if the weather is good you may prefer to get a bit of excerise on the way and get to the beaches by bicycle or roller-blades using the city’s network of paths. Lifeguards are working on all the main Tallinn beaches (weekdays 9am–8pm, and weekends, 9am–9pm). Beach facilities include changing rooms, toilets and guarded parking areas. As you would expect at the beach, you can buy from mobile cream vendors.

Pirita Beach
Only twenty minutes away from Tallinn Old Town accommodation, is the most popular and largest, 2-km-long Pirita beach. Its a great beach that even has a backdrop of palm trees! Locals and tourists flock to Pirita for sunbathing, volleyball and swimming. For those even more active, you can do a variety of watersports, including windsurfing. There are shops selling beach gear and cafés providing refreshments. Music is played on the beach and there are frequent competitions and other events. At the far side of the beach there is a separate area for nude sunbathing.

The is a fantastic view of the Tallinn old town, with the beach is separated from the neighboring Pirita and Merivälja residential districts by a pine forest. You can reach Pirita from the Old Town by buses 1, 1A, 8, 34, or 38, or alternatively grab a taxi.

Stroomi Beach
Another popular spot is Stroomi beach, situated in Pelguranna, opposite the Open Air Museum on the other side of Kopli Bay. Between the beach and highrise residential buildings is a spacious green area where beachgoers can find shade on the grass for a picnic. Courts for various ballgames, trampolines and outdoor cafés can all be found on this beach. There are all kinds of distractions for the kids, with playgrounds and even little electric cars they can drive! A temporary youth center is set up, concerts are frequently organised, and there is always loud disco music playing. The beach house provides lockers and showers, and a shop for buying beach gear and borrowing chaise longues. The beach is 4 km from downtown Tallinn (buses 3, 40, 48).

Harku Beach
On the western city border in the Haabersti district, Harku beach lies on the shores of a lake, so it has slightly warmer water for swimming than the sea. The swimming beach on a sandy stretch of shore is fairly treeless and lies close to a residential area. The lake shore is shallow and the bottom is muddy, 12 meters at its deepest. The beach has courts for ballgames, climbing trees for children, a kiosk selling food, and showers. The rowing base nearby provides an opportunity to practice rowing and surfing, play mini golf, use the gym and rent pedalos and rowboats.

Kakumäe Beach
Kakumäe beach is also in Haabersti, on the landward side of the small Kakumäe peninsula. The peninsula is full of single-family houses, at a bit of a distance from the swimming beach. This quiet, secluded beach has ball courts, a kiosk selling food, showers and a bicycle parking lot. Children can use the swings and a climbing tree. The beach is 11 km from downtown Tallinn and is not very busy. Buses 21 and 21B go from the central railway station (Balti jaam) to Kakumäe. From Kakumäe Road, which follows the length of the peninsula, turn onto Sooranna Street to take you straight to the beach.

Pikakari Beach
Tallinn’s newest beach, Pikakari beach, is located on Paljassaare peninsula, near Katariina pier. This area was a military zone with very restricted access until only a few years ago. As a result, there is not much charm but with continued development things are starting to come together. A small wooded area gives some protection against landward winds. The sea floor is partly sandy, partly rocky, and the water gets deep quickly, reaching over a person’s head 30 meters away from land. The beach has courts for ballgames, places for making fires, swings for children and a kiosk selling food. Park rangers patrol the area, and you’re likely to meet surfers and fishermen. There is also a bird protection area and bird viewing tower on the peninsula. The beach is 6 km from downtown Tallinn. To get there, drive to the end of Paljassaare Road (bus 59 from the central railway station, or Balti jaam) and walk further down a gravel road about 300 meters. The view back onto town and onto the sea from the beach and the pier are well worth the trouble, especially on a summer’s evening.

For a quick check on the weather conditions at Tallinn’s beaches have a look at this Estonian Weather Forecast website.

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14
Oct
  • Art from the point of view of places – Archaeology and the Future of Estonian Art Scenes exhibition: http://t.co/3qdvcFCL #
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7
Oct
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1
Oct

The Estonian coastline has many deserted beaches, small fishing villages and holiday resorts. From sleepy fishing villages, to unspoilt beaches, spa resorts, yacht marinas and larger ports there is something for everyone. Why not take a trip along Estonia’s coast starting at Narva in the north and heading towards Tallinn and then down the west coast to Pärnu, Estonia’s summer capital would make a fantastic trip.

NARVA JÕESUU RESORT

NARVA-JÕESUU Resort
On the coast of the Gulf of Finland, only 12 kilometres from Narva is the small and cosy resort town Narva-Jõesuu, which has been for ages one of the most beautiful places for summer holidays in Estonia. People came here from St. Petersburg, Moscow, the Crimea and the Caucasus.

A great climate, pine woods, long stretches of beach with fine-grained golden sand extending for 13 kilometres, the cool and clean water of the Baltic Sea – all of this makes Narva-Jõesuu very attractive to visitors.

Laulasmaa
Laulasmaa sits on the Lahepere Bay on a beautiful sandy beach, just half an hour’s drive from Tallinn. It got its name from the singing sands on the Laulasmaa beach (“laulev maa” – the land that sings). Laulasmaa has been a well-known holiday place since the 1930s.

Laulasmaa beach is a perfect swimming place. Families love its sandy sea bottom and warmer than average water. The beach is also appreciated by local windsurfers. In Lohusalu Bay lies the wreck of the passenger ship “Josef Stalin,” which is a well-known diving spot.

Viimsi
Jutting out from the coast just 15km north of Tallinn’s city centre, the rocky Viimsi peninsula is both a nature-lovers’ getaway and a worthy destination for history buffs. Highlights here include the Estonian War Museum, the Museum of Coastal Folk and the seaside Viimsi Open-Air Museum, built around a historic farm. Just next to the Open-Air Museum stands one of Estonia’s oddest-looking restaurants, Paat, which is shaped like a giantic, overturned boat.

Paldiski
This coastal town 45km from Tallinn is best known as a destination for history buffs – it was a highly restricted submarine and rocket base during Soviet times, and after the Russian military left in 1994 much of it fell to ruins. But apart from being covered in crumbling barracks, the Pakri peninsula on which Paldiski sits is also worth visiting for its striking limestone cliffs and is home to some rare wildlife.

Türisalu Cliff Tallinn Estonia

Tallinn-Paldiski journey
Taking the scenic, coastal route to Paldiski can be just as rewarding as seeing the town itself. Your first stop should be the Türisalu cliff. Toweringup to 31 metres, it’s one of the most impressive limestone cliffs in the country. From here you’ll get a good view of Naissaar island and nearby Vääna-Jõesuu, a beautiful sandy seashore.

Vääna-Jõesuu is a village in Harku Parish, Harju County in northern Estonia. It has a population of 686 (as of 1 June 2010).

Farther along is Keila-Joa, where you can see the third highest waterfall in the country and a 19th-century, Neo-Gothic manor house. On the coast nearby is Laulasmaa, a beach area named after “singing sands.” It’s a perfect place for swimming in summer, not to mention walking and jogging.

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30
Sep
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23
Sep
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16
Sep
  • Exhibitions and fashion shows, as well as seminars and workshops at the Design Night Festival: http://t.co/RwyqFSDV #
  • Come see the big match: FIFA World Cup Qualification Estonia vs. Hungary… http://t.co/YEEi3sCW #
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9
Sep
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