In Saulkrasti autumn arrives with quiet weekdays and busy weekends, golden autumn leaves and the calls of migratory birds. After the lively summer comes a quiet and peaceful season with low cumulus clouds.


On sunny autumn days, watch the bright golden leaves from the observation deck of the White Dune, which offers a magnificent view to the Piejūra nature park, or the winding River Inčupe.


The observation deck of the White Dune is a popular place for wedding ceremonies and photo sessions. It is a romantic and beautiful location that holds a special place in the hearts of the locals. 

White dune

One of the most beautiful dunes of its kind in Latvia with great sight to the coast of Baltic Sea. The 18 metre high dune on the right bank of the River Inčupe where it flows into the Baltic Sea is a great spot to look out over the Gulf of Riga. Geographically, the White Dune is a sandstone layer, formed 405–350 million years ago. The dune also appears in the historical feature films of the Riga Motion Pictures Studio "Kā gulbji balti padebeši iet" (White clouds are passing like swans) (1956) and "Nauris" (1957).


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Nature park "Piejūra"

Admirers of untouched nature will appreciate the sights of the Vidzeme coastline from Lilaste to the White Dune in Saulkrasti. The natural environment, protected plants and a once traveling sand dune are preserved in the territory. Have you ever wished to swim in the sea naked as the day you were born? Visit one of the oldest nudist beaches in Latvia that has remained popular for several decades, and allow yourself to relax in the soothing sand, water and sunlight!


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On chilly autumn mornings, the Sunset Trail is busy with Nordic walkers, joggers, and student groups, which are taking educational hikes along the coast as well as to the Saulkrasti Bicycle Museum, where one can learn of the history of bicycle manufacturing in Latvia.

Sunset trail

If you wish to enjoy the benefits of a healthy walk and the fresh sea air, take the 3.6 km long forest trail that stretches alongside the sea coast from the White Dune to Sun Bridge. On the way you will see a sandy beach and a peaceful seaside forest, where you can find 20 grand pine trees– some of them as old as 200 years. Remember to keep your eyes and ears open for birds, small animals and other surprises. If you are lucky, you might even see the tiny, protected longhorn beetle – Nothorhina punctata.


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Saulkrastu bicycle museum

The rich bicycle collection of Jānis and Guntis Seregins is on display at the museum that they decided to open. It features the technically most interesting examples of the historical development of bicycles found in Latvia.
The museum also holds a rich collection of articles related to bicycle use, cycling and cycling associations.


Working hours:  (V-IX) 10.00–18.00, (X-IV) - please make a reservation in advance!


Contacts: Rīgas iela 44a, Saulkrasti


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Student groups can apply for excursions with Anda Gailīte to learn about the renowned times of the Neibāde resort and what Saulkrasti was like before it became Saulkrasti, as well as play fun games and have a friendly picnic by the sea. At the creative workshops with Asnate Grēve, create a special souvenir or gift from the natural materials collected during your walk. The Bušas paintball park offers activities for building class spirit. Fish soup is much tastier when cooked together!

Creative workshops and cultural entertainment programme "Saulkrasti Stories"

We invite all interested people to come and join us in our creative workshop and offer a cultural entertainment programme "Saulkrasti Stories". 

Program in Latvian, Russian and English. Duration: ~ 1 – 2h.


Contacts:
Anda Gailīte "Saulkrasti Stories", phone: +371 29498998

Asnate Grēve creative workshop, phone: +371 29183736

www.seasidefeeling.lv | seasidefeeling@inbox.lv

Please make a reservation in advance!

Paintball park "Bušas"

Paintball park and active recreation camping "Bušas" offers adrenaline fever in a professionally developed paintball field and relaxation in bathhouse apartments after a thrilling paintball game. We organise corporate events and birthday parties for children. Professional equipment and respectful staff will help you to have a good time.

Contacts: phone: +371 26785909, +371 26441386 | www.busas.lv

Please make a reservation in advance!


On windy September days, surfers and kitesurfers gather in the territory of the Koklītes beach café and by the Jūras Priede campsite in Zvejniekciems. They put on quite a show for the viewers ashore. On very windy days you will witness an unusual phenomena – the raining of pine needles and cones!

Zvejniekciems and Skulte port

In the 19th century, on the seacoast of Skulte, a small village was formed populated mostly by fishermen. The name of the village also attributes to this profession (in Latvian "Zvejniekciems" means "fishermen's village"). In 1967 the village of Zvejniekciems was added to Saulkrasti. Skulte Port, established on 7 October, 1939, is located in Zvejniekciems. The monument stone chosen by the Latvian politician Kārlis Ulmanis to commemorate the construction of the port is still standing, and the port is still successfully operating. Between Skulte Port and Saulkrasti Beach is the stony seaside of Zvejniekciems. It is a place for creative spirits, where you can draw inspiration from the reflections of summer, listen to the soft whispering of pine trees in autumn, or be alone with your thoughts in the icy air of winter or the hopeful spring.


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The active cycling season extends way into autumn. Cyclists can take shorter or longer trips.

Bicycle rent "Saulkrastu velosipēdu noma", bicycle shop and repair

There is a new variety of choice of female and male city bicycles, children's bicycles of various sizes, baby seats and helmets. Good prices! We also offer better prices for those clients who are renting bicycles for a longer period of time.

The repair shop offers bicycle repair, maintenance and to eliminate any other defects or problems for bicycles of any type or modification. A wide range of spare parts and accessories, always at good prices. Please make a reservation in advance!


Working hours:  (V-IX) 10.00–18.00, (X-IV) - please make a reservation in advance!

Contacts: Rīgas iela 44a, Saulkrasti, phone: +371 28883160
www.velomuseum.lv | info@velomuseum.lv

Bicycle rent "VeloDžek", bicycle shop and repair 

Bicycle rent, service and accessories shop.

1h - 3€
1 day - 10€ [9h]
24h - 13€
Child bike seat - 3€ and child helmet for free (24h).


Working hours: M. - closed, Tu.-Sat. 10:00-19:00, Su. 11:00-17:00

Contacts: Ainažu iela 24a, Saulkrasti, phone: +371 26702228

Please make a reservation in advance!


Autumn is the time for berry-picking and mushrooming on the dunes and in the forests of Saulkrasti Municipality! On windy days, watch the waves in the sea, letting go of all cares and worries and enjoying being free and out in the nature!


At the cafés and spas of the municipality, give in to the warmth matched only by that of caring for another – tasty bread, filling meals or the feeling of comfort given by spa procedures.

"Klēra J.K" Beauty and SPA


- Facial esthetics
- Body treatments, massage
- Lymphatic drainage boots
- Vacuum Massage
- Waxing
- Manicure and Pedicure
- Gelish nail polish
- Eyelash and Brow tint
- Eyelash perming
- Brow shape
- Earlobe piercing
- Sale of academie cosmetics

The specialists of the salon work by prior arrangement.

Contacts: Ainažu iela 9, Saulkrasti, phone: +371 67952350, +371 29562407

www.klera.lv

"Skaistuma Terase" Beauty and SPA


"Skaistuma terase" is a special place where dwells peace, harmony, well-being and true care for you. A place where you can indulge in unhurried self-pampering. The hands of our beauticians in combination with their knowledge, experience and high end makeup do wonders for your skin and mood.

-Face caring and healing treatments, massages;
-Body procedures, body wrapping;
-Detoxifying and weight reducing procedures;
-Various kinds of massage;
-Eyelash and eyebrow dye and correction;
-Ear piercing;
-Manicure, pedicure (also with machine), gel polish;
-Mesotherapy (RRS aesthetic Dermal CE medical class cocktails);
-Homeopathic Mesotherapy;
-Biorevitalisation;
-Procedures with liquid nitrogen (anti-age, and removal of warts and papillomas);
-Fruit acid procedures and chemical peeling (medical grade);
-Waxing.

Visits to the specialists in the salon by appointment.

Contacts: Liepu iela 1a, Saulkrasti, phone: +371 25132643

"Skaistuma Laboratorija" Beauty and SPA


"Skaistuma Laboratorija" offering beauty, massage, hairdressing and nail care specialists' services. The salon is equipped with modern equipment, offering high-quality services (using GUINOT and CHRISTINA products) for very attractive prices. Beauty Laboratory Ltd. is owned by Linda Zeltina who herself is a practicing beautician and a teacher of International CIDESCO Riga Beauty School - the leading beauty school in Latvia where new beauticians are trained. Because of  her long-term practical experience and theoretical knowledge Linda is offering only the highest quality services to the clients of her salon. The specialists of the salon work by prior arrangement.


Contacts: Rīgas iela 32c, Saulkrasti, phone: +371 29210099

http://www.skaistumalaboratorija.lv | https://www.facebook.com/skaistumalaboratorija


"Rozēni" healing bathhouse


A great event for a family of friends. Cold prevention. Better mood and less tiredness. The service is also suitable for experienced bathhouse visitors and athletes. The procedure strengthens muscular tonus and promotes the discharge of body contaminating elements.


Contacts: phone: +371 29196438
www.rozeni.lv

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Before you head back home, stop by the Katrīnbāde Square market for some farmers' autumn goods.

Cietais rieksts square market


Vegetables, fruits and berries, smoked, salted and dried meat products, fish products, dairy products, cereals and bread, honey, flowers, seeds, seedlings, applied arts and craft items, etc. from Latvia.

Working hours:
October–April: Fridays  3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
May–September: Fridays 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Contacts: Rigas iela 77, Saulkrasti, phone: + 371 22079570


Have you been moved by the Saulkrasti autumn and managed to capture it in photos? Post your photo moments on the social platform Instagram. If you add #Saulkrasti in the description, we will repost them on our own profile at instagram.com/visitsaulkrasti to give others a taste of the unforgettable moments one can enjoy at Saulkrasti.


Other activities


Seaside Park and Bathing Spot "Centre"

Combine a relaxing day on the beach with healthy, athletic activities! Seaside Park invites you to try the outdoor exercise facilities, playground equipment, gymnastics fields and volleyball courts, go jogging by the sea or simply watch the beautiful sunset from the comfortable sun loungers. Here both children and adults will find exciting activities that suit their interests.


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"JD ART club"

 

The club is established for people who like to paint or draw models, portraits and still life. Anyone who is 15–115 years old can be a club member. Everyone whose hobby is art, is welcome to join us and to meet other artists and develop an individual art space in Saulkrasti. Come and see the workshops of the Latvian artists!


Contacts:
Lazdu iela 22, Saulkrasti, phone: +371 67952367
http://jdartklubs.lv | ddelgalvis@apollo.lv

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We recommend both architecture enthusiasts who are interested in the heritage of Marta Staņa, and those who wish to enjoy horseback riding in nature, to visit Zvejniekciems. The Across Four Rivers guide will be a great aid on your walk in Zvejniekciems.

Culture Club "Zvejniekciems"

It was designed by the excellent architect Marta Staņa (1913–1972) in the mid-20th century for the use of the collective farm "Zvejnieks". The architect worked in a functionalism style (the Dailes Theatre in Riga is another of her creations). The foundations of the building were laid in 1952, but due to a lack of materials it took five years to construct. When the palace was opened on 8 November 1956, it was one of the most modern buildings not only in the Riga region, but also the whole of Latvia. The central space of the building is the big hall which can hold 700 spectators.


Other buildings Marta Staņa designed in Zvejniekciems include two blocks of flats for teachers, Zvejniekciems Secondary School and a summer house for the Postaži family of artists.
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Horse rides and cart trips "Saules zirgi" 


Riding on the seashore, over terrain or in a safe paddock – rides in various types of carts, pony rides for children. Photo sessions with horses for newlyweds, anniversaries, hen/stag parties, etc. on the seashore or in the forest. Rides for wedding-guests, photo sessions in "droška" cart or trolley type high cart with a white horse. We can drive to the venues of your events. Please make a reservation in advance!


Contacts: Upes iela 33, Zvejniekciems, phone: + 371 29460788 (Ilona)
http://www.sauleszirgi.lv



Yoga classes 


Morning and evening yoga classes for your mind, body and spirit in Saulkrasti – both for beginners and for those with prior knowledge:

Session times:
Monday:
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM for beginners 
Tuesday: 
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM for mothers with babies 
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM for beginners
Wednesday:
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM for beginners 
Thursday: 
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM for pregnant women 
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM for beginners 
Friday: 
9:00 AM – 11:00 PM with prior knowledge 
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM for beginners 
Sunday:
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM with prior knowledge 

Classes take place next to the paintball park "Bušas", d/s "Roze".

Yoga classes are led by experienced instructors certified by the Latvian Association of Holistic Medicine and Naturopathy.

To book group or individual classes call +371 29589565!

Saulkrasti Sports Hall 

Working hours: 
Working days 8.00 – 22.00
Saturdays and Sundays 10.00 – 21.00


Contacts: Smilšu iela 3, Saulkrasti, phone: +371 67952497

www.saulkrasti.lv | sports@saulkrasti.lv


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Zvejniekciems Mini Skate Park


Zvejniekciems Mini Skate park is located beside the Zvejniekciems Secondary School and the playground for children in the stadium territory.


Contacts: Zvejniekciema stadions, Bērzu aleja 7, Zvejniekciems

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Saulkrasti open-air Stage


Saulkrasti open-air stage is located next to the once famous Neibāde resort. There is a memorial column, erected in 1877 by August von Pistolkorss in honour of Karl von Reutern, the founder of Neibāde.


Nowadays Saulkrasti open-air stage is a place that attracts many visitors from all over Latvia during the summer. Most of the famous local artists have performed here during the last three years. Every year a concert is organised in loving memory of E. Liepiņš on Saulkrasti open-air stage and people are invited to the musical celebrations in honour of U. Duka. However the most popular events are the Saulkrasti city celebrations.


Contacts: Ainažu iela 42, Saulkrasti, phone: +371 67954179

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Saules laukums (Sun Square)

Sun Square – it is the centre of today's Saulkrasti. For the last four years it has been a popular place for the people of Saulkrasti and visitors to celebrate events like the Declaration of Independence Day of Latvia, the summer season opening party, Līgo celebrations, Balts Unity Day and New Year's Eve.


This year the new, well-organised environment – the stage, the dance area of original form, lights and the close location to the sea has attracted jazz and classical music fans as well as those preferring active recreation.


Contacts: Ainažu iela 13b, phone: +371 67954179

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