Huuhanranta shore formations


The 1.5km long and curved Huuhanranta sandy beach is one of Saimaa’s longest, and is therefore fondly known as the “Saimaa Riviera”. Huuhanranta is part of the Kyläniemi ice-marginal formation and it is characterised by ancient shorelines from several different development stages; the Baltic ice lake (approx. 105-106msl), the South Saimaa ice lake (approx. 91-92msl) and Greater Saimaa (approx. 83msl). Huuhanranta is a recreational site managed by the South Karelian Foundation for Recreation Areas. Recreational services can be found at the western end of the open beach. Huuhanranta has also Saimaa Geopark signs.

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