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Photo: Tallinna Keskkonnaamet
Photo: Andri Peetso / EAS

    Paljassaare Special Conservation Area

    Paljassaare peninsula is the best places for birdwatching in Tallinn: 223 bird species, 85 of which are protected, have been seen here. For decades, Paljassaare it was a military zone closed to the public, but was converted into a conservation area in 2005. Leisure facilities include a sandy beach, great for summer activities, Katariina quay, a pier stretching 300 metres into the sea, where you get picture perfect views of the city skyline, and two birdwatching towers.

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    • Nature trekking while walking the dog from nearby shelter!

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      July 15, 2018 By chinesed0ll

      For those who are interested in dogs and cats, before visiting the nature trail, stop by Luusi area and stop by the Animal Shelter NGO (the address is Paljassaare tee 85, 10313, Tallinn). From city... Read more comments

    • Cycling to Paljassaare

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      August 2, 2016 By idibeach

      You can make a bicycle tour to the eastern tip of Paljassaare, Väike-Paljassaare. On the way there's Catherine's Pier (Katarina kai) and a sandy beach, Pikakari rand. There are also two birdwatching... Read more comments

    • Superb wetland location for birdwatchers

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      May 17, 2015 By JonathanCook44

      An extensive network of reedbed and shrub with good footpaths/tracks provide a wilderness experience that is a real treat. Marsh harriers patrol the area, I heard a booming bittern, saw a party of... Read more comments