Sunset in Neeme, Estonia

Sunset in Neeme, Estonia
Sunset in Neeme, Estonia
Sunset in Neeme peninsula in Estonia. You can see old, defunct soviet-era lighthouse in the foreground

Neeme is a small-ish peninsula some 40 kilometers from Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. How did I discover this beautiful place?
I spend quite a bit of time in Estonia with my family. This time we were there on a summer vacation. My method of finding new interesting places is simple: by going to Instagram and checking out what kind of places people shoot photos at and looking up interesting places on the map. That´s exactly how I found there.

When you arrive in Neeme, just drive as much towards the cape as you can. Eventually you´ll hit the dead end next to some family houses where you can park your car. (Neeme is quite remote, I dont´t think you can get there by public transportation.)  The Baltic sea and the cape are just behind a small forrest.

The shore in Neeme is rocky, with stones rendered round and smooth by being exposed to constant waves. When you walk towards the end, you´ll see the old soviet era lighthouse sticking out. Besides that the end of the Neeme cape (Neeme literally means a cape in English) has a ruined, old soviet guardpost; a watchtower and a concrete box that must have served as housing for the Soviet border guards stationed there.

The sad thing is, during dark Soviet years you couldn´t access this beautiful place; Soviet union wanted to make sure no-one left. So in Estonia all coastal areas were mostly off limits for local population and if you happened to live there, you needed a thorough bureaucratic process to obtain a permit. I´m glad things have changed since and everyone has freedom to visit this place if they like.

This photo is shot with my Mavic Pro -drone.

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This is Neeme, Estonia on a map: