Gray dune area in Ventspils is a part of “Preserving, Exhibiting and Developing Tourism of Culture History and Nature Heritage of Northern Courland” of the Ventspils Museum project, during which the creation of an infrastructure of the South Western part of the city was carried out, has been completed. A new parking lot and two new entries to the beach are currently available to the residents and guests.

I first discovered the Gray dune area in January 2021, while doing a random driving around Ventspils. As it was winter we met here more snow than sand.

Grey dune area in Ventspils

Gray dune area in Ventspils

The infrastructure development project was implemented at the end of the Saulrieta Street and in the Jurmala Park, where a new street with lighting and rainwater sewerage, new combined-cover pedestrian and cyclist paths, a parking lot for 60 cars, including four parking spots for people with impaired movement and two - for the families with children were created during the construction works; the territory has been supplemented with newly planted trees, benches and trash bins, as well as two entrances with wooden footbridges to beach have been built.

Grey dune area in Ventspils

Gray dune area in Ventspils

The ninth entrance to the beach can be found on the territory of the Ventspils Seaside Park, moving toward the Seaside Camping along the Little Train cyclist path where a turn with a sign - the Nudist Beach - has been placed on the right side.

The new street with an entrance and a parking lot, as well as the 10th built wooden footbridge is located by driving along the Vasarnicu Street by the Seaside Camping straight to the end of the Vasarnicu Street, where the parking lots can be found by the road dividing into two directions. By continuing your drive, a new, well-lit street leading to the newly-constructed parking lot can be seen.

Grey dune area in Ventspils

Gray dune area in Ventspils

The paths to beach of the newly-constructed infrastructure cross the Grey Dune area of the European-significance protected territory. The new wooden footbridges are constructed in a way to create an access to the dune and the Baltic Sea beach in a considered way.

The 10th wooden footbridge located at the end of the Saulrieta Street is perfectly suitable for those admiring wild nature and for walks with pets. The paths to beach of the newly-constructed infrastructure cross the Grey Dune area of the European-significance protected territory.

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Coordinates: 57.377903 21.523081