Year-round life on the beach that never sleeps.
Nallikari’s gently sloping, fine-sanded, one kilometre long beach is the most popular beach for swimmers and sunbathers in Oulu. The beach is shallow enough to suit even the smallest swimmers in your family! In the summertime, the beach is full of sunbathers, swimmers, bicyclists and beach sports enthusiasts. In the wintertime, the white snow blanketing the beach is home to ice hole fishers, skiers, and those admiring the Northern Lights.
The Nallikari beach is approximately 3.5 kilometres away from Oulu’s city centre. You can come to the beach in your own car, enjoy Oulu’s public transport by catching bus number 15, or enjoy the scenery by following the light traffic paths along the riverside and the Nallibaana route. Nallikari is also easy to get to when coming in from the north via Toppila; simply follow the well maintained pedestrian and bicycle paths.
The city trains Potnapekka and Kompiainen and the BikeTaxi also operate in the area during the summer season. The OTaxi service is available every day of the year, around the clock.
Starting in June and lasting until August, the summer season fills Nallikari’s waterfront with beach lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, and those enjoying the sunshine and sea breeze. The beach features multiple volleyball fields, a field for beach football, exercise equipment, grill pits, a climbing frame, and a children’s playground. All of these are free to use for all visitors around the clock. The area is also served by ice cream kiosks on the beach boulevard,
Restaurant Nallikari located at the north end of the beach, and Nallikari Bakery & Bistro in Nallikari Holiday Village’s reception.
The three entryways to the beach each feature toilets (one of which is accessible), and multiple booths for changing your clothes. The beach typically has lifeguards present from mid-June to mid-August. During this time, a Hippocampe cross-country wheelchair can be borrowed from the lifeguards; wheelchair users can utilise the Hippocampe to get to a swimmable depth in the water. A red carpet leads across the sand to the lifeguards’ tower; it’s easier to traverse with a baby pram, a rolling walker, or a wheelchair.
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