Outdoor swimming pools and beaches

During the summer, the City of Helsinki offers a wide range of swimming opportunities: swimmers and sunbathers have access to two outdoor swimming pools (Helsinki Swimming Stadium and the Kumpula Outdoor Swimming Pool) as well as numerous beaches.

The City of Helsinki supervises the beaches during the swimming season (from 15 June to 31 August) and takes samples of the beach water in accordance with the sampling plan.

During the summer, five samples will be taken from those public beaches (so called EU beaches), where large numbers of swimmers are expected. Public beaches in Helsinki are: Aurinkolahti, Hietaranta, Iso Kallahti, Kallahdenniemi, Laajasalo, Lauttasaari, Marjaniemi, Munkkiniemi, Mustikkamaa, Pikkukoski, Rastila and Tuorinniemi. Other beaches are smaller public beaches, which will be tested four times during the summer.

In the Outdoor Exercise Map service you can find information on the beaches in the metropolitan area – the algae situation and the water temperature. The lifeguards update the information during the supervision season from 5 June to 13 August 2017.

Outdoor pools


The public is free to make suggestions and comments to the beach list. We request that you send any comments to the City of Helsinki Environment Services in writing, using the address: City of Helsinki, Environment Services, Environmental Health, P.O. Box 500, 00099 CITY OF HELSINKI.

09.06.2017 15:20