Small port every 30 miles apart

The project 30MILES

The project 30MILES (Small port every 30 miles apart – Development of services for lively water tourism in the Eastern Gulf of Finland) aims at improving the overall service level and safety in small ports and waterfront. The project idea is to organize small ports into a cooperating network at the distance of every 30 nautical miles in order to increase small ports attractiveness in the region. The environmental sustainability and green economy will be considered in all plans, recommendations, concepts and investments. Implementation period: 2015 – 2018.


The project 30MILES will result in:

In practice the 30MILES project establishes a ring of ports around the Eastern Gulf of Finland to focus on joint development of sustainable port services and marketing activities. Joint efforts are made to improve the services offered in small ports and help them receive better visibility from the potential visitors. Effective marketing is implemented to inform the visitors and create sustainability for local businesses. As a result of the project service level increases in 12 small ports in the Eastern Gulf of Finland. The new ring of ports creates an attractive entity, which is in the interest of boaters. The information about the services of the ports and accessibility is clearly presented. The improvements attract new businesses and investors, which in turn attract more visitors to the area.


The project is a joint cooperation venture of:

Kotka Maritime Research Association, Finland | Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences, Finland | University of Helsinki, Finland |Cursor Ltd, Finland | Posintra Ltd, Finland | Ida-Viru Enterprise Centre, Estonia I Non-profit organisation of Eisma Harbor, Estonia IViimsi Municipality, Estonia I Estonian Maritime Museum, Estonia I Narva Department for City Development and Economy, Estonia I Narva-Jõesuu Municipality, Estonia

Project team



Nadezhda Petrova

Project Manager





Egor Chumakov

Project Coordinator (investment)





Elena Shabanina

Financial Manager




Narva-Jõesuu is a small health-resort town in Estonia situated in Ida-Virumaa county 15 km from the border city Narva. This cozy resort town on the shore of the Gulf of Finland and the mouth of the Narva River has long been considered one of the most beautiful places for summer holidays in Estonia. The resort history of the town began in 1873 with the construction of the first rental cottages and improvement of the town. In 1876 the first hot baths began to operate, mud baths and bathing facilities were added later. In the 19th century the town became a popular resort for wealthy people from St. Petersburg, then the capital of tsarist Russia. The town became not only a favorite vacation place of the Russian aristocracy, but also a resort of world significance. In the 30s of the last century it was called the pearl of the Baltic and the Estonian Riviera. This region is connected with many famous creators of the past years - among the guests of the resort were Ilya Repin, Ivan Shishkin, Nikolay Leskov, Dmitry Mamin-Sibiryak, Igor Severyanin.

And today it is one of the most beautiful and popular summer vacation places in Estonia! In the town for numerous guestsnthere are sanatoria, health centers, guest houses, restaurants, bars, shops, a museum, a library, and churches. And, of course, picturesque nature and sea air remain the main values of the spa resort of Narva-Jõesuu. The most popular tourist attractions of Narva-Jõesuu are the sanatorium Narva-Jõesuu and the spa centers Meresuu and Noorus.

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