Pabaži Beach


Among many fine beaches, the one directly west of the Pabaži train station and the A1 highway has bright white sand, shallow, pine-covered dunes and very little commercial development anywhere nearby. Of course, you can wander north or south along the long Saulkrasti strand.

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