With its popular beach, adventure park and yacht harbour, Pirita is Tallinn's destination for summer fun and breathtakingly beautiful nature. The district is located only a few kilometres from the city centre and is easily accessible by public transport, bike or car.
In the early 20th century, this seaside area began to develop into a destination for Sunday rides and bathing, and the sandy beach is still a huge draw whenever the weather turns warm.
A short walk along Pirita promenade will bring you to the Estonian History Museum at Maarjamäe Palace: their permanent exhibition takes you on a journey from the birth of the Republic of Estonia to the modern-day. Also located in Maarjamäe, is the Estonian Film Museum, an intriguing outdoor exhibition of Soviet monuments, and a relaxation area for kids and adults alike. Next to the museum complex, you will find the thought-provoking and beautiful Memorial to the Victims of Communism and its neighbour, an architectural ensemble from the 1970s dedicated to the defenders of the Soviet Union.
A quieter way to enjoy Pirita is to head across the road to the Pirita River delta and rent a rowboat, canoe, or a water bicycle. This is also the location of Pirita's own little piece of medieval architecture: the ruins of the 15th-century St. Bridget's Convent. The convent is still active today, although it is housed in a modern building next door.