I was looking for a place to swim in Sundberg, Kirkkonummi. My first attempt was to get to the apparent harbour on the west side, near Morbacka. Could it be a Soviet-occupation era harbour? And maybe a swimming would also be possible? This needed investigation.
It turned out that the harbour did not have any signs of Soviet-era structures. That doesn't rule out that it wasn't from that era, of course. It also had a bit of a private or at least shared harbour feel to it, so I didn't want to hang around and disturb anyone.
Also, Jarmo Ruuth's excellent maps at ruuth.xyz do not give a conclusive answer as to whether the place is from occupation era or not. There are no marked structures at that point, however.
But then I switched onto swimming mode and drove to Sundet, a beach in Sundberg's newbuilt housing community. What a wonderful place! A sheltered sea beach, excellent views.
And, no one else. I couldn't believe my luck. Later, one person arrived as well, but this is pretty good on a public, nice beach on a hot summer evening. Maybe I was there late enough that the families had already left home. Who knows. But the beach is also semi-difficult to find, not really marked in Google Maps, and even the road (Sipulitie) is not findable. Excellent. We should make not-in-Google a service that everyone can get...
But I'll spill the secrets :-) the beach is at N 60.16233 E 24.55733. The beach is also listed on Tony Hagerlund's excellent swimming spots blog. The tells us for instance that the building behind the beach is a sauna that one can rent. I should try it some day...
For more sauna and swimming stories, check out planetswimmer.com and saunablogger.cool websites! And of course the Planetcaver, and Planetskier blogs for other stories in Blogspot and TGR! The photos and text (c) 2020 by Jari Arkko. All rights reserved.
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