Sunset on the Curonian Spit

The wide deserted beaches on the Baltic Sea side of the Curonian Spit turn copper-red at sunset in April and create a slightly melancholic mood.

The Curonian Spit is a 98 km long peninsula on the north coast of the Samland. It begins in Lesnoi and ends at the Memeler Tief. Since 1945 the northern 52 km have belonged to Lithuania and the southern 46 km to the Russian Kaliningrad Oblast.

The spit separates the Curonian Lagoon from the Baltic Sea.

The 3.8 km widest point is at Bulvikio ragas, four kilometers northeast of Nida, the border town of the Lithuanian part. The narrowest point is at the Lesnoi settlement at the southern end of the spit and is only 380 m wide (Wikipedia).

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Picture 1: The wide white beaches of the Curonian Spit

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Picture 2: The wide white beaches of the Curonian Spit

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