The Old Harbour – A recreational area by the sea

The Old Harbour of Pietarsaari is situated about a kilometre from the town centre. The harbour of Pietarsaari was located here until the mid-19th century, with a thriving industry around the important maritime trade. Today The Old Harbour area is primarily a popular recreational area with a beach, beautiful forest, small boat marina, cafés and restaurants. In The Old Harbour the history is present in the red painted traditional boat houses and The Shipyard with the galeas Jacobstads Wapen and the war indemnity schooner Vega.

Both children and adults enjoy Snellman Park, the playground and fitness park by the beach. You can also find an outdoor gym, jogging tracks, a guest harbour and a camping ground in the area.