Yyteri is a one-of-a-kind destination that offers opportunities for fun in the sun around sand dunes that are protected under the Natura programme. Yyteri’s unique nature and excellent services provide activities all year round. Yyteri is different things for different people, but there is one experience that is common to every visitor: in Yyteri, you will discover your nature.
The shores and area of Yyteri are preserved in line with the protection objectives of the Natura 2000 network. Protecting the area is vitally important for the preservation of natural diversity and beauty. The protection measures ensure the conservation of the area’s natural habitats and species. The ever-changing sands of Yyteri form the largest continuous and active dune area in Southern Finland. Yyteri is also one of the most significant conservation zones of endangered dune biotopes in Finland.
Yyteri’s development is guided by the key themes of nature, beach, cleanliness and safety. The promotion of responsible tourism in Yyteri is an important focus area in the development efforts. All development related to Yyteri is pursued sustainably and responsibly.
Yyteri Beach is the first beach in Finland that has been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag certificate in the category of beaches on 27.4.2022. To be awarded the certificate, a participant must meet and maintain strict criteria relating to the environment, safety and accessibility. Blue Flag is one of the world’s best-known environmental certifications for beach, marina and responsible boating tourism operators. Yyteri beach was the pilot site for Finland’s first Blue Flag beach. Yyteri contributes to the promotion and development of more sustainable tourism in Finland.