Sääksjärvi is the largest fountain-based lake in Finland, shaped by an enormous ice floe during the ice age. The water filters and changes through the soil, making it crystal clear, and the lake is surrounded by spectacular fine sand and a beautiful pine ridge area. No wonder the beach, Sääksin uimaranta, has been described as the most beautiful beach in Finland. The shallow water makes the lake perfect for families. During summer, the beach has a café, diving platform and beach volley fields. Sääksjärvi is located in Nurmijärvi, in the greater Helsinki region, and is an hour drive from Helsinki. There are at least nine other lakes in Finland that go by the same name, Sääksjärvi. All unique and beautiful for sure, but be careful not to mix these up when navigating here.