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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Church of Skatre

Church of Skatre

The Skatre Baptist Church was built in 1892, but the history of the congregation is older. The church is nice and cozy, but the congregation is small and services are rarely held. Alkas pēc Dieva vārda Missionaries of the Herrnhut Brethren Churches were active in...

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...

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