Harilaiu campsite

Harilaiu peninsula is a part of Vilsandi National Park on the north-western coast of Saaremaa. The rectangular peninsula is connected with Tagamõisa peninsula by a narrow strip of land called Harilaiu Neck.
There are beautiful sand and pebble beaches and dunes on Harilaid. The sea is continually reshaping the coastline. If you visit the place repeatedly, you will see the coastline changes with your own eyes. There are several freshwater lakes in the peninsula, the largest of which is Laialepa bay. In addition to its interesting landscape, Harilaid is an area of great botanical and zoological value. It has been a protected area since 1924 already. Harilaid has always been uninhabited and when you go there it feels as if you have reached the end of the world, somewhere far away from civilization, and you are at the mercy of natural forces. To go to the campsite at Laialepa bay, you have to walk about 4 km along a hiking trail. At the other side of the campsite is the open sea. 
Phone +372 454 6880
Type of objectCampsite
Parking facilitiesParking area at the Harilaiu recreation site, 4 km away.
AmenitiesWoodshed, outdoor fireplace, picnic table, camping area for tents, dry toilet
Camping facilities yes
Outdoor fireplace yes
Hiking options Situated by Harilaiu hiking trail.
SightsBrackish water lake in the middle of the peninsula, Laiapea bay, a lighthouse at Kiipsaare cape in the northwestern end of the peninsula. The island of Harilaid ascended from the sea a millennium or two ago and is still in constant movement.
Berries and mushroomsMilk-caps, boletes, etc.
Additional information Before going on a nature walk please read the Environmental code of conduct (freedom to roam), rules of conduct and waste-sorting policy
Located in Vilsandi National Park.
Information about restrictions can be obtained from the Environmental Board (+372 662 5999, info@keskkonnaamet.ee).
Motorised vehicle traffic is prohibited!
LocationKõruse village, Saaremaa muncipality
Object no 28 on area map
Driving directionsHarilaiu campsite is about 50 km from Kuressaare, the municipal centre of Saaremaa. Drive from Kuressaare by the Veere road until you reach Kõruse bus stop. Turn left, drive through Kõruse village and over Kiljatu stream. Turn left on the first possibility, the road will lead you to the parking area.
To reach the campsite you must hike about 4 km North-West on the marked path.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 58.485712
longitude: 21.859881
L-EST 97 x: 6484809.5 y: 375195.7