Contemporary stone sculptures and a silky-smooth promenade sidle up to the water’s edge, while the main road – Liudviko Rėzos gatvė – is lined with holiday homes and quaint žuvis (fish) outlets.

At Juodkrantė’s northern end is an area around a fishing harbour known as Amber Bay (Gintaro įlanka), recalling the amber excavated in the village in three separate clusters – 2250 tonnes in all – in 1854 to 1855 and 1860. The spit is about 1.5km wide at this point and the fine stretch of forest – good for spotting elk in the early morning and evening – is among the loveliest you will find on the peninsula.