The Parnu Jetty

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The Parnu Jetty
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Parnu has always been an important harbour. To stop sand build-up in the river mouth, jetties made from logs were built in 1769, as ordered by the empress Catherine II. In 1863-64, new jetties were built of rocks that were transported there from the beaches of Haademeeste and Kihnu. The length of both jetties was a bit over two kilometres.The jetty on the left bank of the river has become a symbol of Parnu.The jetty has gained a romantic aura as a place for lovers to take walks on; however, before taking a walk there, be sure to check the water level! At times, the jetty can be left completely under water, but when the water level is low, you can even see the ends of the wooden poles of the previous jetty.
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luigi_ds5
Milan, Italy50 contributions
Walk (almost) on the water
Aug 2019 • Solo
If willing to feel how it feels like to walk on the water then this is the closest experience one can do
Written 28 August 2019
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JenniRS
Vantaa, Finland57 contributions
Enjoyable exercise!
Aug 2019
I was expecting this to be a concrete walk that was just surrounded by rocks on both sides, but it's actually just built with rocks, so the going is bumpy so to say.
I was definitely happy that I was dressed for a run and wearing proper running shoes. We did see at least one local walking on bare feet, but I would not have dared that definitely.
It was a nice hop on rocks in the ocean - wasn't really looking at my watch to see how long it took us, but I think overall to the end and back it was probably around 75 minutes.
A tip - makes sense to look at the tide. We went out in the morning when the tide was still high and there were only a few other parties out in the time it took us, but in the evening at low tide there were lots more people out and it's also a bit easier as the rocks are not so slippery.
Written 23 August 2019
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peter s
Espoo, Finland17 contributions
The Walk of Death
Aug 2019
Okay, the title is a bit dramatic. It can be actually nice walk but if you ignore all common sense and jump from one slippery rock to another during a high tide you can only blame yourself for slipping and collecting some bruises. Handle with care!
Written 19 August 2019
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FarrellX
Perth, Australia46 contributions
Great to walk around!
Jul 2018 • Solo
Nice shallow waters over summer to walk around, very relaxing and open area. Can't go wrong with this jetty!
Written 24 January 2019
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AnnaGbg2010
Gothenburg, Sweden15 contributions
Nice evening walk!
Jul 2018
If you like to take a walk out in the ocean, jumping on stones, this is the place! It took me almost half an hour to go all the way out to the end. I liked it a lot.
Written 7 August 2018
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Maya B
Jurmala, Latvia11 contributions
Great viewpoint
Apr 2018 • Family
Nice walk, beautiful views. I'd just like to point out that the location provided by Tripadviser is wrong. The best way is to some to Tervis leisure center, leave the car there and walk through the park. Or - if you are walking by the Parnu promenade or by the beach - just keep walking until you reach the river bank and simply turn left :)

It's a great place to see the sunset
Written 14 April 2018
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Jakob K
Tallinn, Harjumaa, Estonia4 contributions
Romantic mole
Dec 2017
The mole on the left bank of the river has become the symbol of Pärnu.
The mole has gained a romantic reputation as a place for lovers to walk on; however, before taking a walk there, be sure to check the water level!
Written 10 March 2018
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Kirill Churilin
St. Petersburg, Russia67 contributions
Far in the sea
Sep 2016 • Couples
Wavebreakers are going far-far in the sea along the river direction, so you can jump over the boulders far in the sea.
Written 28 September 2016
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Sune W
Makassar, Indonesia7 contributions
Nice and interesting but long walk
Aug 2016 • Solo
Walking to the end of the Jetty is a unique and somewhat challenging experience. Be aware that walking to the end takes 30 minutes or longer. And NEVER go there if rain is in the forecast as the wet stones will make your journey very dangerous.
Written 29 August 2016
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Beebfamily
Saint Paul, MN72 contributions
It's a jetty.
Jul 2016 • Family
Our kids love hopping from rock to rock. Once you get to the end there are great panoramas of the shore. We were the only people who ventured out to the lighthouse so it was very peaceful. I did have some nagging concerns...What if someone twisted an ankle? How do I know if the tide is coming in and how high does it go? (There must be some signal of tide we were just oblivious to.)
Written 2 August 2016
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