You have no idea how much we look forward to summer! Lithuanians love water recreation. The days when we can jump over the waves in the refreshing Baltic Sea. And the nights in the warm blanket of the lake, still as a mirror, reflecting the stars. The white sandy beaches of the Curonian Spit, Klaipėda, Palanga and Šventoji, and the shores of Lithuania’s beautiful lakes and rivers, welcome visitors from the very first days of summer right up until autumn. There is a memorable place for everyone – on a lifeguarded beach at the shore, at a luxurious hotel or rural homestead, or in a tent on the shore of a lake.
After tousling your hair, the ferry will take you from Klaipėda to Smiltynė. Riding a bike or taking the pedestrian path, you will spot the blue sea between the pines while you are still up on the hill. Turn through the fragrant grass where you see the Blue Flag flying. Take off your shoes, feel the hot sand under your feet, and scan the area for whatever you need, whether it’s a place to park your bike, a playground, a football pitch or a volleyball court. Don’t worry if your phone dies – you can recharge it at the charging station. The beach even has a special wheelchair so disabled visitors can also go for a swim. If you want to get to a beach faster from the city, go to Melnragė. The second beach also has the Blue Flag flying.
If you didn’t already know, we have almost 3,000 lakes in Lithuania. Hidden deep in the woods and soaking up the sun rays at campsites, rural homesteads, manors and luxury hotels, the lakes invite you to dive into a different type of recreation. One that promises serenity and fresh air that revives the tired body, drives away stress, clears the thoughts, and provides the opportunity to experience Lithuania’s fantastic nature.