Poland is a remarkable European destination where a visitor can discover the centuries-old history, the strong spirit of its locals and unique Slavic culture. Although situated in the heart of Europe, the Polish coast on the Baltic Sea hides some truly magnificent places. Yes, Mediterranean is irreplaceable, but have you considered visiting Poland in the summer? You might be surprised how many beaches in Poland appear to be the best beaches in Europe, according to travellers.
If travelling to Poland this summer, then check out some of these 10 marvellous Polish beaches for an amazing summer vacation!
The small town of Świnoujście close to the German border boasts one of the most popular beaches in Poland. It is a spacious beach about 200 m wide and nearly 10 km long, made of fine sand. The beach is well equipped, especially with water sports offer. Since wind and waves are often at the beach, activities such as kitesurfing are most attractive. The most recognizable landmark is a windmill on a cape and if you want to explore the area, jump on a boat to nearby islands.
The town of Sopot is situated halfway between Gdynia and Gdansk, on part of the Baltic coast that has most of the best beaches in Poland, no doubt. The long stretch of sand is usually fully packed with those who enjoy the variety of sports and activities on offer. There are bars and restaurants scattered along the powder sand which turn into a party hub during the night. The surroundings are perfect for cycling and walking in nature and Sopot has some interesting sights to explore such as Crooked House.
The beach in Gdynia is possibly way more popular than Gdynia itself. The beach lies on the same stretch as Sopot and Gdansk, the most popular coastal destinations. The main beach is located close to the city centre and it is about 200 m long. However, besides the crowds, this sandy beach has a good offer of bars and restaurants, as well as other facilities. Along with Gdynia city beach, two more beaches in town attract a lot of visitors – Gdynia Orlowo and Redlowska Beach.
The beach Jurata in the town of the same name is an attractive beach at the end of Gdansk Bay. Although very attractive, this sandy beach is spacious enough for everyone to find their spot. Unlike some other Polish beaches, the sea temperature is higher and waves are not that often. It is well equipped and guarded, therefore suitable for families with children. Thanks to the white dunes and crystal clear sea, the location reminds visitors of tropical beaches. Since there is no shade at the beach, visitors can hide from the sun in one of numerous bars and restaurants around.
Krynica Morska Beach
Krynica Morska is the most popular beach and the main tourist destination on the Vistula Spit, not far from Gdansk. The beach features soft sand that stretches for miles and a good number of bars, restaurants and accommodation options. It is very accessible and suitable for small children. As a popular resort, Krynica Morska has many facilities and activities on offer.
Kolobrzeg Main Beach
The main beach in the historical small town of Kolobrzeg is located very close to the city centre, therefore easily accessible. The beach is sandy and very spacious, so everyone can find a spot despite the obvious crowds. Along the beach stretches the promenade with bars where you can hide from the sun. There are several rental options, however not many facilities are available directly at the beach, but the vicinity of the town centre compensates for it. The shallow water and gentle descent make it suitable for children.
Opposite to its name, Hel is one of the best small towns in Poland and one of the favourite tourist destinations. The town and the beach are situated on the same elongated cape in Gdansk Bay as Jurata Beach. Therefore, the beach is golden-sandy and wide with shallow waters. It is surrounded by small overgrown dunes, so no wonder it reminds of an Arabian destination. The beach is clean, well-maintained, safe and winds are rare. However, not many facilities can be found directly at the beach.
Beaches in Łeba are very popular among locals, but they are also very well recognized by tourists. Generally, beaches are divided into Beach A, B and C. Leba Beach is long and wide with Baltic waves crashing on the golden shore. Bars and restaurants are scattered all over the place and visitors can choose between many activities at the resort. Besides swimming and sunbathing, visit the nearby Slowinski National Park where you can see the moving dunes.
Ustka is another popular tourist resort in Poland that won several awards for the best summer place in the country. The two beaches, Eastern and Western Beach are divided by the River Slupia. The vast sand stretches for miles so that the town is hardly visible from the beach. The beach is very busy during the summer, there are various renting options and facilities at the beach. Activities such as kiteboarding are very attractive.
The small town of Sarbinowo has one of the best beaches in Poland, according to visitors. The beach is made of perfectly fine sand with a gentle descent to the sea. Therefore, the beach is suitable for small children. The beach is well equipped with sanitary facilities and rental options. There is a promenade stretching along the beach with various bars and restaurants. There are also different facilities intended for children.
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