Seaside in Riga

Vecāķu pludmale | Vecāķi beach

Save to list
Review Photos Comments Contacts

Why locals love it

Sea has a special meaning for Latvians. It's not just a place to go sunbathing in summer, but also an inspirational place for walks in winter and anti-stress remedy to clear one's mind. Vecāķi is a northern neighbourhood of Riga and one of the 3 official seaside swimming places in Riga. It can easily be reached by train, bus and bike.

Why you should visit it

You can reach Vecāķi by bus No.29 or minibus No.200 (leaves from station in front of Origo shopping centre). Vecāķi is also easily reachable by train (and it's cheaper!). Only 25 minutes and you are there! Check schedule at . You can also go by bike, using the official cycling route Riga-Mežaparks-Vecāķi, it will take 1,5 h.

Special tip

In 30 min walk to the left you can reach a breakwater. On the right from Vecāķi it's a nude beach. Further north from Kalngale, it's gay nude beach.

Have a comment or question?

Photo author: Author:
Source URL: URL:

1 Comment

Full of crowd, but very good to get there by public transport
September 16, 2018

Top local tours & activities in Riga

All tours ›
Live tips.
In your pocket.
Locals' favourite cafes, restaurants, bars and sights in your mobile. 100% offline.