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Dominated by long stretches of pristine silver beaches, huge swathes of shifting dunes, and thick and diverse forestation, the Curonian Spit is a wonder to wander through and explore. Although its history is long and storied, in modern times it has been dictated by the movements and needs of man.

Fishing has long been the main industry, with the four main settlements of Nida, Juodkrantė, Preila, and Pervalka springing up over the centuries. And with these settlements, logging followed. This destabilised the dunes, and a protective dune ridge was created in the 19th century. This dune management continues until today, and dictates the Spit’s changing complexion.

Today, the Spit is easily accessible by regular ferry from the port city of Klaipėda. Once over the small crossing and onto the spit, nature takes over. Visitors are faced by roads lined with dense forest that break to reveal undulating dunes and shimmering coastline. 

Cycling, swimming, hiking, wakeboarding, you name it, the boundless nature gives you the opportunity to get out and explore. And when it comes to spectacular sunsets, there are more than enough to spare. A trip to the Curonian Spit is a memory in the making.

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