Cliffs and waterfalls of Northwestern Estonia.

Day 59. Vääna - Jõesuu - Tabasalu.

Practical information

Length: 20 km

Duration: 7 – 9 h

Start: Vääna-Jõesuu coastal promenade, 0,5 km from the sea - 

Finish: Tabasalu, Keskpäeva tee

Itinerary: Vääna-Jõesuu – Suurupi – Ilmandu – Rannamõisa – Tabasalu.

Road surface: Cobblestones (promenade), in populated areas etc.: asphalt roads, gravel roads, forest roads, trails, overgrown coastal areas (reeds), meadows, variable beaches: sand, gravel, stones, dolomite – sandstone base, algae washed ashore.

Difficulty level: 

Obstacles: Brooks that you can wade across during low water.

Dangerous places: You must not approach the upper part and the base of the Rannamõisa Cliffs and other outcrops because rockfalls occur regularly as a result of the waves washing away the outcrops. The cliffs consist of unconsolidated sedimentary rocks (mainly sandstone, in the upper Eastern part of the Rannamõisa Cliffs: limestone, dolomite), the slabs or blocks of which often hang over empty spaces. You can encounter rockfalls and landslides! The beaten track can also be washed away after storms. The grottos washed out in the sandstone are not safe. Military fortifications can be viewed from the outside.

Good to know! No accommodation is available in Tabasalu, but you can take a bus (timetables: www.peatus.ee, www.tpilet.ee) going regularly to Tallinn, Keila-Joa, Laulasmaa and Kloogaranna where there are accommodation options. Suitable (closed, water resistant) footwear is necessary, walking poles are advisable for support.

Alternatives: In appropriate weather, when the sea has retreated, the section of the Rannamõisa Cliffs can be covered via the bottom (until the stairs), but you must be careful!