The Saulkrasti Municipality is located near the Baltic Sea in Vidzeme region of Latvia and encompasses a coastal forest area from the Lilaste River and a lake in the south to Zvejniekciems in the north spanning 17 kilometres along the shore of Gulf of Riga.continue
The resort of Saulkrasti was established in the 19th century, when the fishermen of Katrīnbāde village began renting out their houses for the summer and themselves staying in barns in the meantime. Visitors came from as far as Moscow and Saint Petersburg. In 1909, the resort town had 150 residents.
In the late 19th and early 20th century, summer cottages began sprouting up near the sea gulf. Only seldomly were construction rights given to Latvians. Over the years, the range of summer-dwellers expanded. Saulkrasti was a popular holiday resort with Latvian cultural society in the first third of the 20th century.continue