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Curonian Spit national park in Lithuania photo

Curonian Spit has a very interesting and unusual landscape. It is a narrow strip of land stretching along the Eastern Coast of the Baltic Sea. From Lithuania you can get there only taking a ferry in Klaipeda. Also, you can go there from Russian Kaliningrad. However, in this case you will have to cross Russian-Lithuanian border, which is just in the middle of Curonian Spit.

There are three resort villages on Curonian Spit, on the strip of several dozens kilometers from Klaipeda to the border. However, Nida is the most famous resort. It is near the border of the country. The village is located not far from sandy dunes, one of the primary tourist attractions of Curonian Spit. There are many private hotels in Nida where you can have a very good time, as well as cottages leased by natives for long periods of time.

Nida is on the side of the bay, so to take a bathe in the Baltic Sea you will have to go about two kilometers along the wood path. There are also dunes on the coast of the Baltic Sea. So it is comfortable to get browned there, as the dunes can screen you from cool winds. And before you go to the beach, you should know the temperature of sea water in the hotel. As even in summer it can be as cold as to make your bathing rather uncomfortable.

Essentially, sandy dunes are a desert covered in places with grass or low bushes. And though their area is only several square kilometers, they are so curious that you could easily spend a day there.

The tallest dune reaches the height of several dozens of meters. You can approach it by car (it is rather far from Nida to go there on foot). From the observation deck of the sandy hill you can have a wonderful view of the entire Curonian Spit. Then you can go down and wander among the dunes.

As a rule, resorts of Nida or Yodkrante are chosen by tourists of older age, who appreciate comfort, beautiful nature, and clean air, as well as close location. And all this you can find on Curonian Spit. Pine woods, dunes and sea – all of them provide clean air and very picturesque scenery.

It takes at most an hour to fly there from most European countries. Another youth resort Palanga, located not far from Klaipeda, has also an international airport, receiving in summer time a large number of flights from major European cities, such as Frankfurt, Copenhagen, etc.

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Sand dunes of the Curonian Spit at Lithuania.
Landing of the Nida village as viewed from sand dunes.
Sand dunes on the side of the Curonian Lagoon. Large sand dune at a distance is already the territory of Russia.
Sand beach near the Nida village on the side of the Baltic Sea.
Big spaces of sand dunes near the Nida village.
Dunes in the north of Europe look very much like those of a real desert.
Sand dunes against the background of the Curonian Lagoon.
In many places sand dunes are overgrown with grass.
Sand dunes, sea, pines and foliage trees represent the nature of the Curonian Spit.
Big sand dune near the Nida village on the Curonian Spit.
Sand and grass against the background of the big sand dune near the Nida town on the Curonian Spit.
Stabilizing sand dunes with the help of tree fences.
In some places the ground of the Curonian Spit is overgrown with mosses.
You can walk along the paths made on the sand hills overgrown with mosses.
Picturesque places of the Curonian Spit near the border of Lithuania and Russia.
There are many pines on the sandy soil of the Curonian Spit.
So is the look of forest on the most part of the Curonian Spit in the area of the villages Jodkrante and Pervalka.
Dunes on the Lithuanian side of the Curonian Spit and at a distance the dunes on the Russian side of the Curonian Spit.
On the top of the big dune near Nida.
Sand dunes overgrown with grass on the Curonian Spit.
Lithuanian sand dunes of the Curonian Spit near the border of Russia.
Sand dunes overgrown with grass on the Curonian Spit.
Sand fights vegetation on the Curonian Spit.
Sand dunes overgrown with grass on the Curonian Spit.
Walking pathes of the Curonian Spit in the area of sand dunes.
Vegetation is gradually buried under the sand on the Curonian Spit.
Spaces overgrown with grass in the area of Nida on the Curonian Spit.
Spaces overgrown with grass in the area of Nida on the Curonian Spit.
Strip of land on the Lithuanian side of the Curonian Spit in a hundred of meters from the Russian territory.
In summer a lot of people walk on the sand dunes.