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5 reasons to go on vacation to Ventspils
Sonntag, 27. Juni — Montag, 28. Juni. Ventspils

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Summer is the time of vacations, recreation and adventures, that we most willingly spend with our family and friends. Ventspils is definitely an ideal place to spend holidays at sea and enjoy the charm of beautiful, tidy and family-friendly urban environment.


1. Blue Flag Beach

Ventspils Blue Flag Beach welcomes to enjoy the sandy, widely open and clean coastline and walks on the Southern Breakwater Promenade. When approaching the beach through the plank-way No. 5, passing the beach volleyball courts, at the top of the dune, the Latvian contour mark can be found and amazing photos for Instagram can be taken

During the summer season, beach volleyball courts and beach football fields can be used, and cafes are open. The large dunes of Ventspils beach create natural “sunbaths”, which serve as protection from wind and allow opening the sunbathing season earlier than elsewhere. Also the four-legged friends of vacationers are thought of in Ventspils - at the end of Saulrieta Street, the beach entrance No. 10 is created, which crosses the European significance protected territory – the Grey Dunes area.


2. Flowers and fountains

On each corner of Ventspils streets, colourful flowers bloom, the fountain “Frigate “Whale”” next to the Concert Hall “Latvija” supplements the colourful and modern features of the Big Square, whereas during the dark hours of the day its lighting creates special atmosphere for visitors and passers-by of the Big Square. It is just one of ten fountains located at different places of Ventspils. While having a walk around the city, visitors can also look for 27 exhibits of the Cow Parade of different sizes and colours, created by Latvian and foreign artists.


3. Recreation for families and children

Ventspils is a great destination of a trip for recreation together with children. Climbing, sliding, swinging and jumping – all these activities can be done by the smallest guests of the city in modern and colourful playground attractions at Children's Town, at the children's park “Fantasy”. All around the city – in parks, squares and courtyards – 37 developing and attractive children playgrounds are installed with nearby benches for parents to rest.

In Ventspils, next to the sea, there is a spacious and improved SeasideParkwhich offers opportunities for recreation and walks in fresh air for the entire family. Many and different trails run through the park, as well as two special trails – the Anchor Trail and the Jungle Trail. During the summer season, from May until the end of October, the Seaside Open-Air Museum steam locomotive Mazbānītis runs through the Seaside Park. 

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4. Military heritage

This spring, a new tourist attraction was opened in Ventspils – the 46th Coast Guard Battery Fire Correction Tower with the nearby located four cannon positions, which have been restored by Ventspils Museum, thus developing a new tourism direction – military heritage.

The tower visitors have a chance to look inside the tower and explore its history. Next to the tower, an informative stand with a QR code is installed, where an animation about the tower's history can be viewed, using a mobile app. Moreover, an observation platform is available to visitors, which offers an impressive view to the surrounding forests and the Baltic Sea.

Find out more about other tourist attractions of Ventspils Museum here.


5. To Ventspils by bicycle!

One of the greatest ways to explore Ventspils is travelling by bicycle. The most active vacationers will appreciate bicycle lanes in Ventspils city, which extend to 66 km, connecting the most popular tourist attractions and making observation of the most beautiful places of the city particularly convenient.

Bicycle lanes of Ventspils city not only inspire the local residents to spend time actively and do sports, but also allow the city to successfully integrate into EuroVelo 10 and 13 network and travel by bicycle further around Kurzeme region.

Cyclists are invited to view the bicycle map, find out information about several bicycles routes of the city and choose the most interesting one.

Since it is still recommended to look for recreation and entertainment opportunities in fresh air due to the epidemiological considerations, we advise to visit TOP 5 open-air sites in Ventspils:

  1. Adventure Park (the greatest view in Kurzeme)
  2. The impressive collections of buoys of Ostas Promenade
  3. Seaside Park (Anchors and Jungle Trail)
  4. Staldzene steep coastline (Geolocation of Latvia in 2021)
  5. Būšnieki Lake Nature Trail (Boat base, pedestrian plank-way and observation platform)


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