Yyteri’s summer season is underway – the new visitor center opens in July

The preparations for the upcoming summer and the busiest time of the year, in Yyteri, is at full speed. The beach's restroom services are once again available, and new this year, you can charge your electric car at the Yyteri square parking lot. Additionally, the walking bridge, Golflankonki, which was renovated last fall to be more accessible, guides outdoor enthusiasts parallel to the beach from Yyteri Hotel towards Herrainpäivät. The most visible new feature is the new Yyteri Visitor Center being built at Yyteri square, which will open its doors at the beginning of July.

The summer season officially began in Yyteri on May 20 and will continue until September 15. During this period, the beach restrooms are available for visitors, and the area is cleaned daily. Lifeguards are on duty from June 15 to August 15 every day from 12 PM to 6 PM.

The Dyyniravintolat (Dune Restaurants) concept, launched in Yyteri last year, is making a comeback. In the summer of 2024, the former seaside restaurant site will host food and drink services, including the Jungle Juice Bar specializing in fruit juices, Chicken Bar serving chicken and noodle dishes, Iisi Yyteri offering coffee, drinks, and snacks, and Holy Smoke known for its burgers. The Dune Restaurants’ treats will be available from mid-June at the latest, possibly even earlier.

– “While enjoying the dune scenery and refreshments, you can also charge your electric car. In early June, ten 11 kW charging points will be available at the Yyteri square parking lot, operated via the eParking app at a rate of 15 cents per kWh,” says electrical engineer Mikko Muurinen.

Another new feature this summer at Yyteri square is an ice cream café opening in mid-June next to Kota Pizzeria.

Direct bus and boat connections to Reposaari

Efforts to improve accessibility to Yyteri and maritime Pori continue. This summer, in addition to the regular local bus routes, a direct and faster bus line 44 will once again be available to Yyteri and Reposaari. The bus will run three round trips daily throughout the school summer vacation period. At peak times, Pori public transport buses will operate between the city center and Yyteri every half hour. Detailed schedules can be found on the visityyteri.fi website.

The boat connection between Kallo and Reposaari will operate from Wednesday to Sunday between June 26 and July 31. The boat can accommodate 12 passengers at a time and is accessible for people with mobility issues. The service is operated by VV-Outdoors Oy.

Yyteri’s new visitor center opens on July 1

In 2022, Yyteri became the first beach destination in Finland to receive the international Blue Flag sustainability certification. The certification is applied for annually, and Yyteri has been awarded this flag, which signifies responsible practices, for 2024 as well.

In July, Yyteri will finally get a “welcome building” worthy of its status—a visually striking visitor center that integrates the area’s services.

– “Under one roof in July, you will find long-awaited basic services such as tourist information, information about Yyteri’s unique nature, and the opportunity to grab a snack or the sunscreen you forgot at home. The building will have year-round restroom facilities, two fireplaces in the courtyard, and a water station encouraging bottle refills. The Yyteri Shop in the visitor center will be run by the entrepreneur familiar from Viksu café in Kirjurinluoto,” hints special advisor Tove Vesterbacka.