Urban nature & beaches
The army vegetable garden already existed in the 19th century. For many decades it was a police vegetable garden, hence Politseiaed (Police Garden).
Hirvepark (deer’ park) was established in the former moat in front of the bastions, deer once lived here until the 1930s.
This vast park surrounding Kadriorg Palace is without a doubt the best place in town for relaxed strolling, pigeon feeding and life pondering.
Pirita beach is by far the largest and most popular in Tallinn – during summer it can attract up to 30,000 visitors a day.
Pae park is a new park area built around a limestone quarry pond enabling the park-goers to enjoy nature or an active lifestyle.
Löwenruh park is a romantic four hectares park area in the middle of circle pond situated in the corner of Mustamäe and Linnu streets.
Paljassaare peninsula is the best places for birdwatching in Tallinn: 223 bird species, 85 of which are protected, have been seen here.
Located near a quiet, residential area on the landward side of the Kakumäe peninsula, this beach is farther away and more secluded than Tallinn's other options.