Curonian Spit National Park was established in 1991 to protect the rare ecosystems found on Curonian Spit, including the sand dunes, the Curonian Lagoon and the surrounding sea. It covers most of the Lithuanian section of the spit, running from the village of Smiltynė in the north down to Nida, 50km to the south.The Curonian Spit is known as the pearl of the Baltic Sea. It is a long stretch of wind-blown sand dunes, surrounded on the two sides by the Curonian Lagoon and the Baltic Sea. You only have to come once to this special place, and make sure about its indescribable beauty for yourself. Curonian Spit is a unique example of traditional lifestyle and balance between the agricultural and marine resources.