Between two ports
The hiking route will take you on a short hike, during which you will have the opportunity to see beautiful, photo-worthy, natural landscapes!Walking along the route, you will probably see ships entering the port of Salacgriva, 100 swans swimming on the beach or you will feel the echoes of summer festivals in the Fishermen's Park!It is possible to go hiking in both directions!
The Port of Salacgriva is located on the northeastern part of the Gulf of Riga at the mouth of the River Salaca, 100 km from Riga and 13 km from the Latvian-Estonian border.
The lighthouse of Salacgrīva is located on the right bank of the river Salaca - it is a quadrangular white tower with a red lantern and it was built in 1925. Today the lighthouse does not operate anymore - following this lighthose, all fishermen have already found their way home and the story has ended happily. The lighthouse was built, because due to the numerous sandbanks the coast between Salacgrīva and Ainaži was considered to be the most dangerous area for sailing in the whole Gulf of Riga.
On July 16, 2016, a "alley of fame" was opened on the promenade. The author of the idea is D.Strauberg and the work at it started 7 years ago, when the first artist handprints werw taken during the Positivus festival.
The memorial is located between Viļņu and Pērnavas street. The memorial was built in 1986.
It is dedicated to seamen who didn’t return from the sea and to Soviet soldiers killed in World War II. It is sculptured as the image of a woman-mother holding a little baby on her shoulders. The memorial was created by the sculptor Leja Novozheneca and architect Janis Petersons.
Sports and recreation complex Zvejnieku Parks is located on the northern side of Salacgriva, right on the sea shore. These are 13 ha of landscaped area, the main purpose of which is to accommodate the supporters of an active lifestyle, to provide an orderly and sports-oriented environment. We are happy to welcome locals and guests to our area for various leisure, cultural and sporting events.
If you want a peaceful and smooth walk, then you'll find this on the Kuivizu beach.
3 km north of Salacgrīva the harbor of Kuiviži is located. The making of Kuiviži harbor is a special story – in 1860, longing for their own harbor, some 60 local fishermen deepened the mouth of Krišupīte river only using showels, thereby creating the aquatorium of Kuiviži harbor...