The Westernmost Point of Latvia – “Zaļais stars”

The westernmost point of Latvia “Zaļais stars” is located in Bernāti. In 1998, the sculptor V. Titāns placed symbolic stone signs in the four furthest geographical points of Latvia. Each sign is its own name. 

What is “zaļais stars” or the green ray? This is a rare natural phenomenon youcan observe during the sunset a few times in the summer on the seashore. The moment the sun disappears beyond the horizon, a green line is visible around it. The Earth’s atmosphere refracts sunlight, acting as a weak prism, and rainbow colors can be seen. The upper edge of the solar disk appears as a rainbow band. This natural phenomenon is rare, as it occurs at a time when the air is truly clear. 

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The Pūsēni Hill

The Pūsēni Hill

The Pūsēni Hill – the highest coastal dune in Latvia, which offers a fantastic view over the treetops to the Baltic Sea. To enjoy it, it is worth bringing your own drink and a picnic snack. The Walking Trail is 1.3 km long, with stairs at the steeper points.  Hill or...

Memorial Stone to Jānis Čakste

Memorial Stone to Jānis Čakste

Arriving in Bernāti in 1924, The First President of Latvia Jānis Čakste expressed joy at the fresh air of the sea area and said: "There must be a resort here!" Two years later, a memorial sign was installed here, in which these words were engraved.  In 2013, the...

Art Gallery and Millstone Collection

Art Gallery and Millstone Collection

 In the garden of the guest house "Sīpoli" there is a beautiful house with an art gallery, there are wooden sculptures, paintings, and a collection of chinaware. The guests can see skilled wooden sculptures made by woodworker Jānis Žīmants from Rucava. There have been...

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