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Outdoor swimming pools and beaches

Kumpula Outdoor Swimming Pool, foto Aki Rask

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 ) as well as numerous beaches.

The City of Helsinki supervises the beaches during the swimming season 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 ("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.

At, the Outdoor Exercise Map service, you can find information on the beaches in the metropolitan area such as the algae situation and water temperature. The lifeguards update the information during the supervision season from 3 June to 11 August 2019.

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 58235

23.11.2020 14:54

Swimming water quality

The quality of swimming water and presence of blue-green algae will be monitored during the swimming season.

Nudist beaches and swimming places for dogs

There are two nudist beaches and four swimming places for dogs in Helsinki.

Swimming water profiles

The swimming water profiles include information about the facilities, services, maintenance and use of the beaches.

Swimming halls

Sports Departments swimming halls.