Harilaiu rest stop

During the time of a risk of a forest fire in Estonia: • You can make fire only in designated places. • You can make fire only with a wind up to 5 m/s. • Watch out your fire!
A stopping point for discovering the most north-west peninsula of Saaremaa. At the Harilaiu peninsula you can view rapid natural processes where the sea is in constant battle with the land.
Phone +372 454 6880
E-mailinfo.vilsandi@rmk.ee
Type of objectRest Stop
Parking facilitiesParking for 20 cars or 5 tour buses
AmenitiesParking, information board introducing the Vilsandi National Park, shelter, picnic tabel, dry toilets
Hiking options Harilaiu hiking trail
SightsLarge tracts of land covered with sand and shingle beaches; pine forest on the southern coast.
Berries and mushroomsMilk-caps, boletes, russulas and other mushrooms
Additional informationThe peninsula is deserted and there is no settlements in 5 km radius.
Harilaiu hiking trail starts from the recreation site. Hiking trail passes the Harilaiu campsite, where it is possible to camp and make campfire.
Before going on a nature walk please read the Environmental code of conduct (freedom to roam).
RestrictionsThe recreation site is located in Vilsandi National Park.
Please be careful by the frog ponds - these are habitation for endangered and protected species. Information about restrictions can be obtained from the Environmental Board (+372 680 7438, info@keskkonnaamet.ee).
Location Metsküla village, Saaremaa municipality
Object no 26 on area map
Driving directionsDrive 76 km on Kuivastu–Kuressaare road (road no 10) and turn right from the roundabout. Drive 4 km to the next roundabout and exit towards Kihelkonna (road no 78). Drive 47 km to the Kõruse bus stop, turn left and drive along Kõruse gravel road at the sign to Harilaid. Drive 10 km, then turn right at the old coast guard barracks and drive across the bridge of the Kiljatu stream. Drive 1 km and turn left at the sight of the parking area in the forest. Public bus service not available. 
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 58.472456
longitude: 21.919417
L-EST 97 x: 6483434.8 y: 377616