- In sweltering heat, there’s nothing quite as refreshing as dipping your toes into cooling water. Did you know that there are as many as 11 public swimming beaches in the Uusikaupunki area? Whether you prefer swimming in a lake or the sea, you’re always only a stone’s throw away from first-rate beaches!
Kalalokkikuja 14, 23500 Uusikaupunki
Located by the camping area, the seaside beach is one of the most popular swimming beaches in Uusikaupunki. The lovely sandy beach is only around 1½ kilometres away from the city centre, so you can easily get there on foot or by bike.
The beach is equipped with changing cabins, a cold shower and a small play area for children. The camping area cafeteria sells food, cold beverages, coffee and ice cream, and you can also rent water sports equipment there, such as canoes, rowboats, SUP boards and water toys.
Karhuluoto swimming beach
Lepäistentie 271, 23500 Uusikaupunki
For people who like swimming in fresh water, Karhuluoto swimming beach is a summer paradise. When driving towards Lepäinen, on the right-hand side, there is the long rocky beach of Makeanvedenallas, which the locals call Makitsu, that also has a short strip of sandy beach and a swimming pier.
There is a barbecue shelter in the area where you can grill your own food or spend the whole day on the beach, as you like. There are also changing cabins, outdoor toilets and waste bins in the beach area.
Hiu swimming beach
Hiuntie 214, 23500 Uusikaupunki
Located by the sea, the Hiu swimming beach is a favourite particularly among families with children: the waters are shallow quite far from the shore, so you can easily play in the water or make sandcastles with even the youngest in the family. There are also changing rooms, a bench and outdoor toilets on the small beach. There is a small ice cream kiosk near the beach as well.
You can play beach volleyball by the swimming beach, too. There are three courts near the beach.
Haimiontie 351, 23500 Uusikaupunki
A charming freshwater beach that is a favourite among families with children and also has a small strip of sandy beach and a swimming pier. The water gets deeper quickly, so the beach is also great for adult swimmers.
On the beach, there is a common sauna with tidy changing rooms. The barbecue shelter in the area is convenient for grilling food. There are also outdoor toilets on the beach.
Paalamäentie 105, 23500 Uusikaupunki
A small, charming and peaceful sandy beach by the sea with shallows that extend relatively far out. There are changing rooms and benches on the beach. There are also outdoor toilets in the area.
Near the beach, there is a rental sauna and a beach volleyball court.
Saunapolku 8, 23660 Uusikaupunki
For lake lovers, Taipaleenjärvi beach is an excellent choice. There is a swimming pier on the small and often peaceful sandy and rocky beach. The water gets deeper quickly, so the beach is great for adults as well as for children and young people with good swimming skills. There are changing cabins and an outdoor toilet on the beach.
There is also a rental sauna on the swimming beach.
Eräistenkarintie 31, 23450 Lokalahti
A small and peaceful rocky seaside beach, with changing rooms and a pier next to a sauna. A nice place for an evening dip in the sea!
The water gets deeper quickly, and there may at times be boat traffic right next to the beach. There are outdoor toilets in the area as well.
Kaukjärvenranta 8, 23600 Kalanti
A popular rocky lakeside beach in Kalanti, with a short strip of sandy beach. There is also a swimming pier on the beach with deep waters and a partly rocky beach floor around it.
The beach is equipped with a changing cabin and an outdoor toilet, and swimmers can warm up in a common sauna. The sauna also has changing rooms for sauna visitors.
Pyhämaanranta 37, 23930 Pyhämaa
Telakanranta in Pyhämää is a small sandy beach by the sea favoured especially by families with children. The beach has changing cabins and benches as well as outdoor play structures for the children to enjoy. There is also a floating island on the water, which is a favourite among children and young people.
There is a barbecue shelter, a beach volleyball court and a marina building on the beach as well. In the building, there are toilets and a cafeteria where you can buy snacks and drinks.
Raulio swimming beach
Pyhämaantie 300, 23930 Pyhämaa
The small and peaceful Raulio swimming beach is located by the Pyhämaantie road. The beach on the freshwater side has dressing facilities, a swimming pier, an outdoor toilet as well as a barbecue hut for longer days on the beach.
Vintri swimming beach
Lyökintie 726, 23930 Pyhämaa
A small, charming sandy beach by a lake surrounded by the beautiful natural views of Pyhämaa. The waters get deeper quickly. There are two barbecue shelters, a changing cabin, an outdoor toilet as well as an area for washing carpets.
There may at times be boat traffic near the beach.