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“spend a summer day here”

Pihlajasaari Recreational Park
Ranked #49 of 284 things to do in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence
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Helsinki, Finland
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“spend a summer day here”
Reviewed 16 July 2013

Popular place to spend a summer day. Take the ferry from café carousel in kaivopuisto. Pick up some strawberries on the way. Bring your swimming stuff and picnic food. Enjoy the beach, or pick a spot on the rocks by the water, go swimming and watch cruise ships go by. There's also a restaurant on the island. The food isn't great by it's ok if you don't expect gourmet.

Visited July 2013
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Helsinki, Finland
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Nice get away”
Reviewed 2 July 2013

Nice get away and nice beach with some activities for small children as well.Recommend to take your own water bottles with you though.

Visited June 2013
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Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Island next to city”
Reviewed 23 June 2013 via mobile

This is a nice island next to helsinki. It has long sand beach with children friendly places. It is possible to stay with tent over night and you can find three places to grill your own food. Toilettes are oldish and smells like "camping spirit". You can find restaurant in island if you prefer to eat or drink there. Boats runs from two places. Kaivopuisto and salmisaari. Two way trip cost is 5,50€ and in my mind it is not cheap.

Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Luki_koskinen
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Level 6 Contributor
251 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Back to the 1950s”
Reviewed 17 June 2013

That is except the naturist beach! A island only 13 minutes by boat from Helsinki. The beaches are lovely, but the views are somewhat spoilt by industrial Helsinki. Never mind, enjoy the natural environment and the sea breeze.

Visited June 2013
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Helsinki, Finland
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A short ferry ride to your very own bbq destination”
Reviewed 7 May 2013

With a short ferry ride (small fee between 5-7 euros per adult return trip) you reach the island. There are several scenic overlooks, including a lighthouse tower and a restaurant. There are also many bbq spots located around the island. They are free to use, first come first serve, or share with a friendly group of strangers! We celebrated mid-summer festival there, brought our own kebabs and sausages and grilled and played stick games on the beach. Relaxing and fun, feels like you are outside of the city, but you didn't even leave the center.

Visited June 2012
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2 Thank mcmeg12
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