Curonian Spit National Park

Grab your Speedos and take a footpath through pine forests across the spit’s 1km-wide tip to a bleached-white sandy beach. From the ferry landing, walk straight ahead across the car park, then bear left towards Nida; on your right a large sign marks a smooth footpath that leads through pine forest to a women’s beach (Moterų pliažas; 1km), mixed beach (Bendras pliažas; 700m) and men’s beach (Vyrų pliažas; 900m). Nude or topless bathing is the norm on single-sex beaches.

Nearby Curonian Spit National Park attractions

1. Lithuania Sea Museum

0.42 MILES

This popular museum, set in a 19th-century fort, has some fascinating stuffed sea animals, as well as aquariums showcasing the marine life of the Curonian…

4. Black Ghost

1.25 MILES

If strolling near the cruise ship pier, keep an eye out for this grotesque hooded figure, clambering out of the water whilst clutching a lamp. Local…

5. Klaipėda Castle Museum

1.36 MILES

The castle museum is spread across four exhibition spaces around Klaipėda's castle – two of these are located in atmospherically lit tunnels and deal with…

6. Klaipėda Drama Theatre

1.38 MILES

This fine neoclassical theatre, built in 1857, stages productions in Lithuanian. Hitler proclaimed the Anschluss (incorporation) of Memel into Germany…

7. Monument to Martynas Mažvydas

1.38 MILES

This monumental 3.5m sculpture in granite depicts Martynas Mažvydas, author of the first book published in Lithuanian in 1547. It's located north of the…

8. Ännchen von Tharau Statue

1.41 MILES

A replica of the 1912 statue of Little Annie of Tharau sculpted by Berlin artist Alfred Kune (the original was destroyed in WWII) and inspired by a famous…