One of my all-time favorite spots in Tampere is Rauhaniemi beach, located in the Lapinniemi district.
On the beach you can take a nice walk next to the lake and just enjoy the view, or if you are more of an active person, there is a lot of entertainment to be had. During the summertime, sunbathers and swimmers are often seen on the beach and there are a couple of companies where you can rent SUP boards and take SUP board classes. There is also a little café open in summer. In wintertime, you can try ice skating or walk on ice (if the ice is thick enough!) and a dip in icy water is an option as well.
Since Tampere is known as the sauna capital of the world, there is (of course) a public sauna in Rauhaniemi beach. The sauna is open all-year-round and people of all ages go there to enjoy the heat and time spent together with friends and family.
Translated into English, Rauhaniemi means the Peninsula of Peace. The name describes the ambience of the place perfectly!