Aurinkolahti beach

The City of Helsinki supervises the beaches during the swimming season and takes samples of the beach water in accordance with the sampling plan.
Ihmiset oleskelevat hiekkarannalla, taustalla kerrostaloja.
Photo: Sami Saastamoinen

The large Aurinkolahti beach with its soft sands is in Vuosaari and attracts visitors of all ages to one of the best beaches in the city. The beach is easy to reach by public transport, as the Vuosaari metro station is only a kilometre from the beach.

You can check the water temperature and blue-green algae situation of the beach via the map service during the summer season. Lifeguards supervise the beach during the beach season.

The beach has outdoor showers, dressing rooms, toiler facilities and a café. The beach also has a fairway for light water traffic, such as canoes, kayaks and SUP boards.

How to get there: The beach has a large car park nearby, as well as an accessible parking space. You can also reach the beach by public transport and city bikes.

Contact information

Urheilukalastajankuja 1, 00990 Helsinki Show accessibility information View location on service map

Period 3.6.–11.8.2024:
- Mon-Sun 10.00-20.00

Finnish, Swedish

beach personnel
+358 9 310 79600

Lifeguard on duty

Services: dressing rooms, showers, toilet facilities, café, ice cream kiosk, outdoor gym, SUP board rental, fairway for light water traffic, playground, small basketball/football court, padel court, slackline, beach volleyball (to be set up by the players) and a city bike parking area.

Sports facilities at the beach


Urheilukalastajankuja 1, 00990 Helsinki
Location on map - Open larger map(Link leads to external service)

The route to the outdoor sports area

  • The 4 accessible parking spaces are located in the parking area under 50 m from the beach. The width of the parking space is at least 3.6 m.
  • The pick-up and drop-off area is located under 50 m from the beach.
  • A smooth and sufficiently wide asphalted route leads to the beach. The route is illuminated.
  • The passage has at least 4 steps with handrails on one side.
  • The route has a ramp over 6 m long without an intermediate landing, with handrails on one side.

Outdoor sports area

  • There are many entrances to the beach.
  • The beach has an information board on the sand. The information board can also be looked at up close. The board has a map of the area.
  • The beach is guarded by a beach guard.
  • There are outdoor showers in many places around the beach that are located on the sand. The shower has a treshold over 2 cm high..
  • There is a toilet marked as accessible in the beach café. The café's entrance is clearly visible at a distance. The passage to the café is hard and wide but rough.
  • The café door is heavy or otherwise hard to open and it has a low treshold.
  • The requirements for accessibility are not met, as the toilet door cannot be easily opened and closed and the toilet does not have sufficient room for a wheelchair. One or both sides of the toilet seat lack a support rail.

Dressing room, shower room and sauna

  • There are dressing rooms with benches on the beach.