Saulkrasti (translated as "Sunny Shores", formerly Neubad in German) is a city (since 1991) in Latvia, the administrative center of the Saulkrasti region.

The area of the city is 4.8 km². The town is adjacent to the 17 km long Vidzeme seaside strip, from Lilaste to the Limbaži region border in Skulte.

Saulkrasti is a city of four rivers: Inchupe, Peterupe, Kishupe, Age. The city is surrounded by numerous dacha cooperatives: Silmala, Peterupe, Yubileiny, Selga, Kishupe, Saule, etc.

From 1949 to 1956 Saulkrasti was the administrative center of the Saulkrasti region.



Peterup Church. She is one of the witnesses of history in Saulkrasti. The church has an ancient history, as evidenced by the fact that today's church building is already the fourth. Ancient manuscripts report that already in the 13th century, when the crusaders came to Latvia, a wooden prayer house or chapel was built on a hill near the river, which was named after St. Peter. Over the past time, a settlement has formed around the pastor's estate and the church - the village of Peterupe (referred to in documents as Peterskapelle).
Latvian Bicycle Museum. The collection is completed with the most interesting from a technical point of view examples of bicycles found in Latvia, demonstrating the history of their development. In addition to bicycles, the collection includes a wide variety of items related to the use of bicycles, circuit cycling races, cycling societies and bicycle manufacturing. The exhibition includes a large collection of trademarks (emblems) of Eastern European bicycle companies.
White dune. It is one of the most beautiful coastal dunes in Latvia with an equally beautiful view of the Vidzeme coast. For these purposes, a special observation deck has been equipped where you can relax. From the White Dune along the sea coast, a 3.6 km long walking trail of the sunset has been created. The white dune overlooks the mouth of the Inchupe River (pictured).
Linden trees Catherine. Near the White Dune there are Katrina (Ekaterina) lime trees. The legend says that the linden trees were planted by the Russian Empress Catherine II, when during her trip she stopped to rest in Pabazhi (Neibad) and even bathed in the sea here.
The ruins of the restaurant complex "Varava" (1969, architect Petersons, engineers Frantsmanis and Landberg) - one of the best public buildings erected in Latvia in the 60s. His project is strongly influenced by the ideas of the American architect F.-L. Wright and the Principles of Organic Architecture. The elegant building was constructed of glass and concrete on the very crest of a dune ridge; from its terraces there was a stunning view of the sea and dunes covered with pine trees. Around the building there was a small park with a decorative pool, fountains, recreation areas and a stone descent to the sea. The restaurant existed until the early 90s. and was finally closed in 1994, after which it began to collapse. Currently, the remains of the building are mothballed and surrounded by a fence. The local authorities have no plans for his further fate yet.