Valaste Waterfall – Valaste, Estonia - Atlas Obscura

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Valaste Waterfall

Valaste, Estonia

This stunning limestone waterfall is the highest in Estonia.  


At a height of just over 90 feet (30 meters), this beautiful waterfall flows down off the Ontika limestone cliff situated on the northern coast of Estonia between Ontika and Valaste. 

There was once a rickety platform across the cliff, but it was eventually replaced by a more solid metal structure in 2018. This allows visitors the opportunity to walk down and follow the flow of the water. Those who continue on the short trail through the ancient coastal forest down the hill are rewarded when the path opens up to a fine beach below.

Those that visit during the winter may be lucky enough to see the chilling effect of the northern breeze, which causes the spray and water splash to sometimes freeze over. This often produces a frozen wonderland with unusual ice sculptures on the trees and road signs. 

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There is plenty parking spaces and a small cafe across the road at the site. 

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