Activities in Keila-Joa
Keila-Joa Castle Hotel is the perfect destination to have a peaceful and relaxing holiday. Our beautiful park offers a range of outdoor activities, from long walks to picnics and birdwatching. The beach is only a 15 minute walk away, and you can find a stunning waterfall nearby. For those looking for something more active, there are plenty of activities to choose from, such as golf or surfing.
We also offer guided tours of the castle and the surrounding area.
No matter your preference, there is something for everyone to enjoy at Keila-Joa!
KEILA-JOA WATERFALL & PARK
Keila-Joa waterfall is one of the main attractions in this area, located only a few metres away from the hotel. This 6-metre high and tens of metres wide waterfall is the third largest in Estonia and provides a beautiful for our guests.The nature park surrounding the castle is also a great place to explore. Guests can take a 3 km long round nature trail and admire the river, bridges and other natural wonders. The nature park is also home to a variety of wildlife, making it perfect for nature lovers.In early summer you can find the whole park covered with wild ramsons.
Take a relaxing 15 minute walk from the castle through the beautiful pine tree forest and you will find yourself at a stunning beach with white sand and seaside nature trails. Enjoy some fresh air and, if you're lucky, you may even spot some swans! Keila-Joa beach usually has very few people, meaning you can enjoy peace and quiet away from the crowds.
Niitvälja Golf is a short drive, only 14 km away from the Keila-Joa castle. At Niitvälja Golf you can enjoy high quality golf courses with natural beauty all around. Niitvälja Golf is suitable for all levels, from beginners to experienced players. Their courses are designed to challenge you while rewarding you with spectacular views of nature. Enjoy a unique and unforgettable experience at Niitvälja Golf!
Lohusalu Marina is one of the marinas in Harju County. At Lohusalu marina there are 10 berths for visiting vessels, along with electrical connections and marina services. There is also a local pub where you can enjoy a delicious meal. Useful to know: Vessels of max. length of 20 m and draught of 2.2 m can enter the marina. You can contact the marina – Channel 10 and 16, “Lohusalu Marina”.
ARVO PÄRT CENTRE
The world famous Estonian composer Arvo Pärt Centre was founded in 2010, at the initiative of Arvo Pärt and his family, with the aim to create opportunities for preserving and studying the composer’s creative heritage in his home country and native environment. The centre is located in a beautiful pine forest in Laulasmaa, 7 kilometres from the Keia-Joa castle. The centre house is named Aliina – a name that stands as a symbol of Pärt’s music, and in the context means new beginnings. Piano piece “For Aliina” marked the start of the unique tintinnabuli style in music.
Treppoja Cascade is located in the place where Illurma Klint starts, is about 10 km long and has a catchment of 20 km². Treppoja descends via limestone plateau slope into Lahepere Bay. Along a hundred metres, with a width of 2-15 m, there are up to six, maximum 1,5 m high, cascades here- it is a wonderful natural spectacle! Due to low quantity of water, the cascade has been unable to develop a canyon valley, but with its gentle waters, the cascade is a real attraction. Treppoja is one of Estonia’s most beautiful cascades and visiting it, no matter if it is summer or winter, is always exciting. A pedestrian bridge, from which it is secure to view the surroundings, has been constructed for the convenience of visitors.
LAULASMAA BEACH & SURFCLUB
Laulasmaa (“singing grounds”) beach, located near the Lahepere Bay, got its name from the so-called local singing sands. The beach is full of white sand and surrounded by a beautiful pine forest, which makes it a popular place for swimming and sunbathing. Additionally, a surf school operates on the beach and offers trainings for windsurfing, kitesurfing, and SUP. Trainings take place in a safe lagoon where the the water is always warm and shallow enough to be safe even for the youngest of surfers. They can teach you windsurfing, kite surfing and paddleboarding.
PAKRI LIGHTHOUSE & KLINT
This lighthouse is situated on the north-western tip of the Pakri peninsula on a high slate bluff marking the water’s edge of a very important shipping lane along the northern coast. A similar structure has stood here since the time of Swedish rule. A new slate lighthouse was ordered to be erected there by Peter I in 1724. Another, even bigger (48-foot) lighthouse replaced it in 1760 – possibly a reconstruction of the original. A new stone lighthouse was completed 80 metres from its predecessor in 1889. Due to natural collapse of the cliff face, the old structure had ended up too close to the edge and had to be demolished. The hight of the klint is about 22–24 m high.
Türisalu klint is one of the most impressive nature object on the Northern Estonian limestone coast, towering up to 31 metres. Platform of the Türisalu klint with its romantic sea view and easy access is a popular destination among the citizens of Tallinn; the high vantage point affords a breathtaking view of the sea and Vääna-Jõesuu beach. During a windy day, you can enjoy the view without leaving your car in the car park by the platform. If you would like to get closer to waves, then you should use a trail descending along the klint. Trails go in both directions from the platform; if you go east, or to the right, you can see the wonderful limestone klint from underneath.