Lonely Planet Lists Curonian Spit among Top Ten Beaches
The world-renowned travel magazine Lonely Planet has included the beaches of the Lithuanian Curonian Spit in Europe‘s ten best beaches for 2015.
Lithuania has been named among the most popular travel destinations, attracting tourists from countries like Greece, Spain and France.
According to the Lonely Planet, the Curonian Spit is a unique site, where one can marvel at white sand dunes. The well-preserved wild nature and forests allow for bird watching and other wildlife observations, while the Parnidis dune makes a perfect spot to gaze at the sunset.
The Curonian Spit is included in the UNESCO World Heritage sites.
The Curonian Spit is distinguished by unique landscape, flora and fauna. The current landscape of the spit is the result of human activities and natural forces combined.
The Curonian Spit is the most frequently visited protected area in Lithuania, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2000. The Park is also on the Natura 2000 List of the European network of protected areas. The aim is to preserve typical and rare flora and fauna species having special importance for biodiversity of the whole Europe.
Visit the Large Dune Ridge, the old parabolic dunes near Juodkrantė, the Grey Dune between Juodkrantė and Pervalka, and the drifted Parnidžio and Sklandytojų (Eng. gliders’) dunes. Enjoy sandy beaches, clean sea water and sun-lit pinewoods. The best way to look around is by cycling.