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.
The area of Saulkrasti municipality is 46.8 km2
Distances from the centre of Saulkrasti to Riga – 37 km, Limbaži – 47 km, Sigulda – 40 km, Salacgrīva – 58 km
Next to Inčupe on the coast of the sea lies one of the most beautiful natural sights – the White Dune, where the newlyweds go to exchange their rings.
If you want to enjoy the picturesque landscape of Vidzeme coast and the Inčupe and Pēterupe estuaries, why not take the so-called Sunset Path winding from the White Dune to the centre of Saulkrasti.
Saulkrasti houses a unique bicycle museum holding the only collection of vintage bicycles in Latvia. The collection includes articles related to bicycles, competitive cycling, cycling societies and bicycle manufacturing. The exposition features the largest collection of bicycle manufacturers’ emblems in Eastern Europe.
In the Saulkrasti city centre, there is a well-prepared beach, which obtained the National category bathing place quality certificate in summer of 2009 as a step towards obtaining the Blue Flag. Safety of families on the beach is ensured by Saulkrasti beach rescue service.
Zvejniekciems with its stony beach is a favourite of painters and photographers. Next to it is the oldest port in Vidzeme – the Port of Skulte, which is the largest of the small ports in Latvia and handles timber and renewable energy resources. It celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2009.
Saulkrasti has cooperation partners in sister cities of Gnesta (Sweden), Odolanów (Poland) and Neringa (Lithuania).
The municipality of Saulkrasti is a member of the Latvian Association of resort Towns and the Vidzeme Tourism Association, which marks the route for development of tourism and resort business in Saulkrasti.
There are a total of 15 different hospitality facilities in Saulkrasti: hotels, guest houses, camping sites, recreation bases and tent sites with the total capacity of 1032 persons.
Those preferring active recreation will enjoy water sports, horse rides, paintball, skateboarding and saunas. You can also rent bicycles, quads and sports equipment. There are routes for cyclists and Nordic walking enthusiasts or cross-country skiers in winter, thus active recreation is possible all year round.
The beauty salons of Saulkrasti will offer a plentiful choice of health and beauty procedures.
Saulkrasti is well characterised by its coat of arms: four rivers – Inčupe, Pēterupe, Ķīšupe, Aģe, five villages – Bādciems, Katrīnbāde (Pabaži), Pēterupe, Neibāde, Zvejniekciems, blue skies and sea and bright golden sun above it all.