The Paljassaare Special Conservation Area is situated at the top of the Paljassaare peninsula, which is a part of Põhja-Tallinn district. It is easily reachable from the city centre by public transport, namely by bus number 59. The ride will take you about 15 minutes. The final stop of the bus is near the Pikakari beach, the first thing that I like about this area. It is small, so usually not really crowded and a nice view of the city centre opens out from it, although the water there is usually quite cold due to the water flow.
When you start walking towards the conservation area itself, you will see a bird observation tower, because a lot of birds have their nests in this area. There are a lot of them, especially during the summer,and they’re quite interesting to watch. Moreover, there is a boardwalk I really like.
The area itself is quite big, so I personally like to explore it by bicycle. At the tip of the peninsula remains of Peter the Great’s sea fortifications and a limestone cliff can be found. One interesting fact about the area: last year, 25 cows and bulls were brought there in order to restore the seaside meadows (they were not in the best condition due to the many birds that have their nests there).
Visiting this area offers a great opportunity to see how diverse Tallinn can be, to walk in the nature near the sea and to explore some interesting historical and non-historical objects.