A fishing village - one of the cultural and historical territories of the Livonians’ Shore with a vast, beautiful seashore and the highest beacon (62 m high) in the Baltics – Mikelbaka (buit in 1884). The oldest Latvian beacon Ovisu baka (1814) is situated near by.
The former Russian Army village was situated there and still for scientific purposes Ventspils Centre of Radioastronomy is operated there with two parabolic radio-telescopes. One of them appears to be the largest in the North of Europe and the eight largest in the world (its diameter – 32 m).
One of the most picturesque Baltic Sea shores with a silent and untouched seaside and impressive 20 m long bluff shores. Jurkalne offers broad opportunities of silent relaxation in country houses and camp sites, as well as for active recreation at the sea.