The Baltic Sea - as well as its resorts, offers many attractions. Apart from the one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, there are also many museums, theme parks and interesting natural sites. In many places you will find the historical lighthouses, charming and still working fishing ports, perfect for evening walks promenades and picturesque piers. For those who enjoy active tourism, there are many well developed bicycle paths, as well as you can take advantage of a variety of activities related to water sports and leisure at the sea.
Coast of the Baltic Sea
The coastline of the Baltic Sea is bordered by two National Parks (Slowinski National Park and Wolinski National Park) and several natural landscape parks.
Slowinski National Park is situated in the central part of the Polish Coast. The National Park stretches from Łeba to Rowy. It is famous for its shifting sand dunes - the highest dune – Łączka is 42 metres high (the dunes are moving from 3.5 to approx. 10 m a year). You can find also indland lakes and forests there. Slowinski National Park was inscribed on the USESCO list of World Biosphere Reserves.
Wolinski National Park was established in 1960, it occupies an area of nearly 11 thousand hectares in the central part of the island Wolin and the coast of the Baltic Sea and the Szczecin Lagoon.
The Tri-City (Gdansk, Sopot, Gdynia)
The main attraction of the Baltic Sea is the Tri-City, which consists of 3 cities of Gdansk, Gdynia and Sopot.
Gdansk is situated at the mouth of rivers Mołtawa and Vistula, on the Gulf of Gdansk. Gdańsk is the cultural, scientific and economic center of northern Poland. It is the center of the maritime economy with a large commercial port. It is a city with more than thousand years of history.
Its identity over the centuries was influenced by different cultures. Gdansk is also famous for the world's largest international trade fair of Amber. Also, it has a beautiful Old Town with many monuments and worth seeing places. Sopot is famous for Monte Casino Street - which for sure is the most popular promenade in Poland. Wandering down the street, you will go to the longest wooden pier in Europe - Molo. Gdynia - the city with a rich history of Polish naval and shipbuilding traditions.
Krynica Morska & Wladyslawowo
Some of the seaside resorts have status of Health Resort and therefore provide a wide range of therapeutic, rehabilitative or spa and wellness offer. One of them is Krynica Morska. The charming resort on a narrow strip of land - the Vistula Spit. Krynica Morska is a town hidden among the forests, surrounded by water from two sides. It is the charming port for the white sailing on the Vistula Lagoon. A small, although the beautiful village on the east coast, already known in the thirteenth century is Jantar. Jantar lied on the Amber Route.
Another (also very popular) seaside resort is Wladyslawowo. This charming city offers a wonderful beach and plenty of seaside attractions. To the east of the city is the Hel Peninsula, and well known Chałupy, where there is a charming port, in which you can taste delicious fried sprats. Chałupy is a definitely the paradise on earth. From there, you can see Gdynia - on the opposite side of the gulf.
There are many places that are also worth seeing such as Jastarnia and Jurata, which are undoubtedly synonymous of holiday. Behind Jurata there is Hel – piece of land surrounded by water from three sides. On the peninsula - there are many attractions: the beach, forest, sea, lighthouse, Kashubian cottage, where you can learn Kashubian alphabet and see the handicrafts, the fishing port and The Seal Centre, where you can watch seals’ breakfast and underwater fun.
Another resort, well known by tourists is Jastrzębia Góra and also near situated the Cape Rozewie with a lighthouse.
At the place where golden beaches offer their charms, between the Slowinski National Park, moving sand dunes and Łebsko and Gardno Lakes, there is located beatutiful resort – Łeba.
The west coast of the Baltic Sea
The famoun health resort is also Ustka. The architecture of local buildings, especially the museum, the church, the rotunda, the windmills and herring smokehouse makes the island is called small Scandinavia or an island of windmills. Sunken wrecks in the Baltic Sea and the treasures in the lakes are waiting for divers. It is a perfect place for those who enjoy underwater attractions.
Cape Jarosławiec is a summer resort with the same name. The coast is a forty-meter high cliff. There are many colorful fishing boats on the beach (nowadays rare). The Modła lake is a bird paradise. The uncommon phenomenon are floating on the lake islands, breeding place for many water birds.
In Zachodniopomorskie, there are the most beautiful holiday resorts such as Mielno, Sarbinowo, Dźwirzyno, Mrzeżyno with a wonderful port for yachts, linked by a forest with Pogorzelica, Niechorze and Rewal, Trzęsacz with the ruins of a Gothic church, Pobierowo, Dziwnów and the city of the stars - Międzyzdroje. There is a beautiful road along the edge of the high bank between Pogorzelica and Mrzeżyno.