When it is getting colder outside, it is lovely to take a ferry to a windy island and drink some hot mulled wine in the cosy restaurant on it.
Uunisaari has the cutest little beach in the city. It takes only two minutes by a little ferry to get to the rocky island where you will find a restaurant, café, beach and adorable old-fashioned changing rooms.
The island itself is also small. It is right in front of the city but when you are on it, you will feel like you are miles away from the city dust! It is accessible around the year: in winter there is a bridge from the mainland. You can also walk on ice to get there!
Uunisaari has been a recreational place for the city-goers for centuries. There used to be a “sea spa” hundred years ago. The beautiful main building, made of bricks, on the island used to be a pain-factory, but it has been a restaurant for more than twenty years by now. There is a children’s playground and a few saunas. No wonder it is a popular place to arrange weddings and different kind of parties.