Great wave sea.

Day 11. Staldzene - Oviši.

Practical information

Length: 17 km

Duration: 6 – 8 h

Start: Staldzenes , opposite the beach

Finish:  in the center of Oviši, 0,5 km from the beach

Itinerary: Staldzene – Liepene – Jaunupe – Oviši

Road surface: Sandy and pebbly beaches. You have to go across the pebbles when the sea level has “risen” in case of big waves. During windless weather, sandy beaches appear. The coastline undergoes dramatic changes after storms, the sand can be soft and silted. Near the bluffs: clay washed ashore.

Difficulty level: 

Obstacles: You can wade across the Jaunupe River during low water.

Dangerous places: The bluffs - it is forbidden to climb them or to approach their upper part and base during storms and rain, as it can cause landslides and landfalls of sand and soil. 3-4 km to the SE of Staldzene, a narrow section of beach with a bluff has formed, bathed by the waves during strong winds (+/- 10 m/s and more) from the NW, W, SW. In this case, you have to take Staldzenes iela in the direction of Liepene where it turns into a forest road and reaches Liepene in ~ 3,5 km. In Liepene, the road leads you back to the sea.

Good to know! No shops or catering is available between Staldzene and Oviši. The previous shop is in Ventspils (Pārventa District), while the next one is only located in Mazirbe (> 60 km, so you have to stock up on food for a hike of three and a half days).

Alternatives: Jaunupe and Oviši are connected by forest roads and trails.