Gliding into the sea are kayaks and SUP boards. People sit on the pier fishing, sunbathers take a dip. Some are busy on the decks of boats, and it is nice to stop and have a cup of coffee while taking a walk. Espoo’s Waterfront Walkway offers the perfect summer day.
There is more than 40 kilometres of walk and cycle path along the Waterfront Walkway, and this year the stairs at Villa Kolikari are also exchanged for a beach route. Summer novelties also include an archipelago boat connection to Pentala and city bikes that can be used to visit, for example, the Gallen-Kallela Museum.
The Waterfront Walkway has almost a hundred locations relating to Espoo’s coastal life and cultural history, among other things, and these can be searched using the Citynomadi application downloaded on a smartphone. Older people have free access to archipelago boats with the 68+ Sports Card and, for example, guided sea water running and beach asahi are open to all.
“In June, the sailing event Espoo-Suursaari Race will attract spectators especially to the shores of Haukilahti”, says Lennart Pettersson, the host of the Waterfront Walkway.
“The Waterfront Walkway has some good hustle and bustle.”
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Source: Espoo Magazine 2/2018