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Swimming area:

GPS: 57.437626641598634, 21.65632454599939

Boat house, sup board rent: 

Address: Staldzenes iela 64, Ventspils

Info phone at the boathouse: +371 22000509

Working hours:

  • Every day - 5.00-22.00 (May 1st - July 31st)

  • Every day - 5.00-21.00 (August 1st - September 30th)

Būšnieku Lake


Bushnieku lake is unique with its location positioned about 10 meters above sea level, while distanced only 1,5 km from the Baltic Sea. The water surface area of the lake makes up 330 hectares, and the maximum depth of the lake bed is 2,8 m. The lake homes many different kinds of fish: perch, carp, crucian carp, pike, tench, roach, rudd, burbot all live here, as well as an eel.

Bushnieku lake is a lagoon lake that has formed in the interdune trough.  The elevation of the ridges of the dunes varies within 20,8 m to 23,6 m height above sea level.  There is a nature park at the western side of the lake that is a part of the network of NATURA 2000  European protected natural areas called “Сoast of Bushnieku Lake”, that was created in 2004 and occupies an area of 49 hectares.

Bushnieku lake became a wonderful nature reserve for anyone who loves outdoor activities, the stunning natural beauty can be enjoyed by swimmers, boatmen, but also by cyclists, joggers and anyone who enjoys to go for a walk, as well as the bird watchers.

The Implementation of the “Improvement of the infrastructure of natural nature reserve “Shore of Lake Bushnieku”” project provides the citizens of the town and its guests with a wonderful opportunity to try out the 8 km trail around the Bushnieku lake: the Nature trail of Bushnieku Lake. Nature trail of Bushnieku Lake is surrounded by pedestrian and bicycle paths that were built around the lake and also by 187 m long pedestrian bridges, at the end of which there is an observation platform for bird watching, and a place for swimming and picnics.  

Opening hours

08:00-18:00 (1,2,3,4,5)

10:00-16:00 (6)

10:00- 16:00 (7)

10:00- 15:00 

(National holidays)




Address: 6 Darzu Street, Ventspils, LV 3601
: +371 63622263, +371 29232226

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