Manija Island

Gulf of Riga  >  Estonia

Small island full of coastal birds in the Gulf of Riga. Overnight staying possible at Riida Farm Guesthouse.

Added* by Merike Tamm
Most recent update 29 August 2021


Manija is a small Estonian islet in the Gulf of Riga. It is only 4.5 km in length and 0.5 km in width. The entire island is covered by the Manija landscape protection area, which was established in 1991. The island’s nature is special thanks to the growth of rare plants, coastal meadows filled with the singing of coastal birds, and the loud sound of natterjack toads.



The island of Manija is accessible by ferry from Munalaiu Port (www.veeteed.com) or by ordering the traditional fishing boat from Riida Farm to come and take you to Manija. The distance from the city of Pärnu to Munalaiu Port is approx. 50 km. Accommodation is available at Riida Farm Guesthouse (rooms or camping). Meals can be ordered. See the link below for more info.

Terrain and Habitat

Beach , Mud flats , Agriculture , Scattered trees and bushes , Grassland , Sea


Flat , Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

Spring , Autumn , Summer

Best time to visit

Spring migration , Autumn migration


Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform



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