Pärnu beautiful seaside resort – Estonia’s “Summer Capital“

Pärnu, with its 50.000 inhabitants, is said to be the smallest of Estonia’s metropolises. The seaside resort, situated in the south west of the country lies in the mouth of the River Pärnu and disposes of approximately three kilometres of beautiful sandy beaches. This is a geographical advantage that the people in Pärnu are well aware of and know how to make use of.


Am Strand
Beautiful terrace at the beach.

“Summer Capital of Estonia” (Eesti suvepealinn) is the unofficial title of the city that has been a very popular spa and seaside resort for almost two centuries. The first public sanatorium opened in 1838.


The spa-tradition is most probably the reason why numerous other recreation and leisure facilities have developed here over time. The lovely seaside resort has several public parks, beautiful long beaches, hotels, cafés as well as bars and night clubs to offer.


Boat trips on the Baltic Sea are fun for the whole family. Those interested in art should visit the Museum of New Art (Uue Kunsti Muuseum) that shows works by Witkin, Rustin, Picasso, Corneille, Ono and many more.


Yachthafen Pärnu
Pärnu marina.

Cross-country skiing tracks and spa hotels make Pärnu a lovely winter resort. Besides fun and relaxation, those who love white landscapes will certainly find the most beautiful scenery here.


Thus, it is perfectly understandable that approximately 500.000 local and foreign visitors, looking for active relaxation, travel to Pärnu on the Via Baltica. People in Pärnu know how to spend the best time of the year in an exclusive atmosphere of holiday and relaxation. Pärnu is worth visiting in every season of the year.



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