The Gem of the West Coast of Finland

You can’t see it but there it is. Sweden. If I pushed a boat in the water right here and started rowing, I’d end up in a town called Hudiksvall. If was founded by King John III of Sweden, the same dude who founded the city of Pori in Finland. I wonder if King John III ended up in the beach of Yyteri in Pori when he came exploring from Sweden?

Anyway, we’re not in Hudiksvall now. But we are in Pori, a city of 80 000 inhabitants on the west coast of Finland. And Pori is the home of probably the best beach in Finland, Yyteri.

I’m not entirely sure what to say about Yyteri. And it’s not because there wouldn’t be much to say, but rather because photos tend to speak louder than words.

If you’ve ever been to Finland you’d know that we don’t have beaches like this in every coastal town, this is a rare treat. Can you imagine we’ve got a place where you can dig your toes into the sand and smell the sea?

Yyteri is one of the longest sand beaches in the Nordic countries stretching 6 kilometers along the west coast of Finland. It is a protected area and a rare formation of sand-dunes in Finland. For more information in English, check out the Yyteri Brochure.