Welcome to Gulf Coast Road
Break up the journey to the horn of the cape with a stop at Lake Engure Nature Park (www.eedp.lv), tucked away on the isthmus between Lake Engure and the sea. Bird-buffs can spy on over 180 types of avian, and lucky visitors might spot a wild horse or an elusive blue cow.
Roja, 36km further north, is an angler’s haven, and the last real ‘town’ (and we use that term lightly) before the quiet ride to Kolka. If you need to spend the night in town (there’s that word again), the Roja Hotel, just past the harbour, is a comfortable place with run-of-the-mill motel furnishings.