Best time to visit Estonia

Beach Season in Estonia 2024

If you don't like the heat, a Baltic Sea beach vacation might be perfect for you!

Best time: June–early September

Beach Season
Beach Season
Beach Season
Beach Season

When summer comes to Estonia and brings warm sunny days, most Estonians adore sunbathing. Beach season starts from June and lasts until early September. Water temperatures range from 18 - 20°C.

Official beaches in Estonia use a flag system to regulate swimming. Green means it is safe for swimming, yellow—you can swim here but must be careful as lifeguards may not be present, and red—swimming is forbidden.

The best beaches in Estonia—Pärnu, Pirita, and Narva-Jõesuu beach—all have numerous cafes and playgrounds. Beaches such as Lohusalu, Vääna, Nõva, and Salmistu are conveniently located less than an hour drive from Tallinn. With a bit of exploring, you can also find some deserted beaches, away from the other vacationers.

Practical info

What is the flag system used to regulate swimming at Estonian beaches?

Estonia manages its official beaches with a flag system, which shows the suitability of swimming. A green flag means that the beach is safe for swimming, the yellow flag indicates you can swim but must stay careful as lifeguards may not be present. The red flag signals no swimming. Lifeguards regularly monitor Estonian beaches to safeguard the visitors. Show more

Where are the best cafes located near the beaches in Estonia?

Many Estonian beaches, such as Narva-Jõesuu beach, Pärnu, and Pirita, offer excellent cafes and playgrounds where visitors can take a break from the sun. Pirita's surrounding has some beautiful places to eat with fantastic scenic views, while Pärnu beach has an array of delicious food and drink options with healthy and appetizing menus. Whatever the preferences, there are many eateries to satisfy everyone's beach cravings. Show more

What are the average temperatures of the Baltic Sea during the beach season?

The beach season in Estonia falls between June and the start of September. This period offers the perfect temperature for a cold-water swim, with the Baltic Sea averaging around 18°C - 20°C. The average temperature of the air during this period is roughly 20°C, although some days are cooler or hotter. These optimum temperature ranges are ideal for a comfortable and pleasant beach experience. Show more

When is the best time to visit Estonia for beach lovers who don't like hot weather?

Estonia is the perfect choice for beach lovers who dislike hot weather. The best time to visit Estonia for mild temperatures is between June and early September, when the weather is pleasant. During this season, cold-water swimming is refreshing due to cooler water temperatures. A well-planned trip during these non-peak seasons would help visitors avoid the crowds and embrace the tranquil beachy experience. Show more

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