- The Estonian Archipelago
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Lat = 58°13,68' Long = 24°07,11'
With a versatile nature
Tõstamaa municipality by the sea with her 1800 inhabitants has a subtle nature. Here you can find and swamps and marsh lands, sand and gravel ridges, virgin forests, beautiful seaside meadows with juniper bushes, lakes Ermistu and Tõhela, islands Manija and Sorgu and an abundance of cliffs and islets. A maritime park has been created around the strait of Kihnu. (www.merepark.ee)
The most suitable stopover for boating tourists on the route to Hiiumaa-Pärnu is the port of Tõstamaa in Munalaiu. Connections to Manija and Kihnu are available from here.
One kilometre outside the port of Munalaiu lays the island of Manilaid with 44 inhabitants. The island can offer rare plants and beaches rich with birds. If one is very lucky it is possible to meet a protected toad or a sea eagle. Tourists are served by Riida tourist office.
There are interesting things to do even on the uninhabited island of Sorgu, where a boat harbour is planned to be built. The stony island which to-day is completely untouched has an area of 5 ha and is a blooming paradise of birds. There is a still functioning historic lighthouse on the island.
Have an outing to the interesting Tõstamaa!
|Last Updated ( Tuesday, 11 December 2007 )|
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