If you are looking for a long and beautiful sandy beach in Saimaa area, one of the best can be found in Ruokolahti in the direction of Utula - Huuhanranta or Huuha beach. 1,5 km of fine sand on a south-facing beach, located behind a high Ice age sand ridge. Huuhanranta is made for sunny summer days. Huuha beach has also been called "Saimaa Riviera", for good reason.
A firewood shed, a composting toilet and a waste container have been built in the area for campers and hikers. If arriving by boat, the best bet is a canoe or a rowing boat due to shallow waters. Larger boats have to be left at anchor some hundred meters from the shoreline, as even there it's less than 1 m deep. Please avoid driving to or on the beach. Please leave car on top of the ridge and walk to the beach.
The nearest address is Kietäväläntie 257–365, Ruokolahti.
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Pappila Bay beach
A small beach overlooking the church. Dressing booths and BBQ hut built in 2022.
Pappilanlahdentie 8, Ruokolahti.
A peaceful beach right in Ruokolahti centre. Dressing booths and toilet.
Satamatie 8, Ruokolahti.
A small beach near the Ukonsalmi bridge, on the Salosaari side. Dressing booths and a volleyball field.