A day at Majori Beach (Jurmala, Latvija)

Jurmala Travel Blog

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Birch and the beach.

I took the train from Riga out to Majori, the main beach of Jurmala. It's about a 30 minute train ride and is very cheap round trip (not even 2 euro). There are streets of beautiful late 19th and early 20th century homes. I was really surprised at how nice they are.  All of them have unique and interesting details that are a sight to behold. The main street along Jurmala that connects all of the beach communities is filled with cafes, shops, and steet vendors selling locally made goods. There is nothing fantastic here, just a nice peaceful small town beach atmosphere. I really enjoyed it.

The beaches along Jurmala are fine light brown sand. There are trash cans everywhere so, trash isn't littering the beach. People were playing volleyball and soccer as others just stroll along the water's edge. I saw many families enjoying the sun and sand with their children and even a newlywed couple having their pictures taken. There are birch trees at the edge of the sand, which makes for a beautiful backdrop. The buildings range from timber framed to Latvian (victorianesque) to communist concrete.

Sunflower300 says:
Thanks for the beautiful collection of photos Brian. I might just go back for one last lingering look at the your Lat.:)
Posted on: Jun 13, 2009
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Birch and the beach.
Birch and the beach.
A bit of modern architecture
A bit of modern architecture
Quaint and homey restaurant
Quaint and homey restaurant
19th century beauty
19th century beauty
Early 20th century Latvijan ....ca…
Early 20th century Latvijan ....c…
Luxury in the pines.
Luxury in the pines.
beautiful details
beautiful details
Simple but special
Simple but special
Its all in the details
It's all in the details
Naturalistic elements.....interest…
Naturalistic elements.....interes…
close up of naturalistic elements
close up of naturalistic elements
Majori Beach on a suny day
Majori Beach on a suny day
A bit of volleyball
A bit of volleyball
Young lats playing soccer
Young lats playing soccer
For all of you looking for a hot y…
For all of you looking for a hot …
Oh.....and he has a friend to his …
Oh.....and he has a friend to his…
Early 20th century accomodations.
Early 20th century accomodations.
I hope he praticed this.
I hope he praticed this.
Wedding photos with the Majori mas…
Wedding photos with the Majori ma…
A small park just off the beach.
A small park just off the beach.
purple flowers in the park
purple flowers in the park
Weathervane in Majori
Weathervane in Majori
Latvijan design with a victorian f…
Latvijan design with a victorian …
Latvijan design with a victorian f…
Latvijan design with a victorian …
filigree woodwork in Majori
filigree woodwork in Majori
filigree woodwork in Majori
filigree woodwork in Majori
Communist resort
Communist resort
a beautiful day
a beautiful day
Jurmala
photo by: EvaJ27