This mid-19th century pier, also called the Eastern pier, is a nice place to visit to see where the River Daugava, that flows through Riga, meets the Baltic Sea. Watching the sunset and the ships enter and leave the river are just few of the things to do on the 2240m long pier. It’s especially beautiful when there are strong winds and huge waves, but it also means that visitors should be particularly cautious.
Getting to the pier is quite easy yet time consuming. Simply hop on bus 24 to Mangaļsala and get off at the final stop “Mangaļsala”. The ride will take about an hour, and there are another 30 minutes to go on foot, but I think it’s worth it. On the way there it’s possible to see the remains of fortification buildings in the forests of Mangaļsala.
I like this spot because it’s a great place for relaxing since there usually aren’t a lot of people around. Just make sure you have warm clothes (and an extra pair of socks in case your feet get wet) and you’re ready to explore Mangaļsala!
Pier of Mangaļsala | Relaxing | Free
24 hours daily