Käsmu was used by, and home to, many smugglers of salt and fish in the past century. It is steeped in maritime history and known in Estonia as the "Captains Village".
Other places of interest
Naturally the beach is the biggest attraction of the village. There are also camp trails in the woods.
Every July there is a popular folk music festival in the village.
The official Estonian tourism website provides an extensive list of options for accommodation in Käsmu .