This post is going to be about another island in the Helsinki area: Pihlajasaari. You can take a waterbus there and it has beautiful beaches. When we went there it was already too cold to go swimming, but it was very nice to have a picnic at the beach.
Unfortunately, the waterbus only operates in summer (timetable), now I guess you can only go there with your own boat (we don’t have one ;)). I am sorry that I am posting this too late in the year to still visit. But maybe someone wants to see it next summer or will just enjoy the beautiful views on the pictures here.
We went from the Ruoholahti stop. The waterbus ride is very short and costs € 7,50 for adults (with a return ticket), children and young adults under the age of 17 pay € 3,5.
Even if it looks warm, it wasn’t! We were wearing sweaters and didn’t sit too much in the open.
The second island (also belongs to Pihlajasaari) has this small bay, a campsite, a nudist beach, and (according to a sign) a sauna. The sauna was a real surprise, the island being in Finland and all. 😉
It is indeed a very nice island to go to! I recommend taking the waterbus in summer and packing some food and (if you’re lucky with the weather) your bathing clothes. Well, you wouldn’t need them on the nudist beach. 😉