If you happen to love sunbathing, then Saaremaa is truly a paradise.
Kuressaare beach is a convenient place for those who prefer to spend their holidays in town. Life-guards keep a watchful eye on swimmers and activities are organised for children and young people by Kuressaare Youth Centre. There is a café in the beach building for refreshments. The beach is suitable for small children due to shallow and warm water.
Only 10 km away from Kuressaare, the most famous sandy beaches of Saaremaa are located, they stretch from Mändjala to Järve. One can comfortably get there by car or ride a bike along a safe cycle track. Nice and peaceful beaches can also be found elsewhere on the island, for example the beaches in Tuhkana or Jõiste villages in North-Saaremaa. Also, Lake Karujärv, known for its clean water and a sandy shore is favoured for swimming.