Beaches in Poland
in Poland??? That is what a lot of people ask. To those who have not
visited the coast of Poland, or even know that Poland actually has
coastline, then you are missing out. It may now be what springs to mind
when you are planning a beach holiday, but those who have visited or
know others who have, have very
Poland not only has miles upon miles of golden sandy coastline, but
some of the biggest sand dunes in Europe (in Slowinski National Park on
the Baltic coast, close to Leba and Debki). That topped with
hot summers (well above
average for Europe) makes Poland an ideal beach holiday
The beaches do tend to get breezy, but this can be a welcome relief
from the hot sun and windbreakers are in abundance. There are plenty of water sports to choose from and
Poland has some of the best windsurfing in Europe, both on the Baltic
sea and on the many lakes (such as Lake Zarnowieckie near
The Baltic coast near Gdansk has beautiful
white, wide beaches and is highly recommended for a holiday.
Almost all beaches in Poland are accessed through a short walk through
protected pine forests - not only does this smell beautiful but it also
keeps building right on top of the beach, thus keeping the beach "wild"
and unspoilt. Most beaches in seaside towns have sections guarded by
lifeguards - so you can swim in safety.
The seaside "town beaches" get comfortably busy during the height of
the summer, but as beautiful beaches run throughout Poland's coastline,
you will never be more than a short stroll away from total peace and
Best of all, you will not be bothered in Poland by various "beach
salesmen" - the only things which can be bought from passing sales
people is ice cream, drinks, pastries and corn-on-the-cob!
The Baltic sea itself is wonderful to cool down in. It is very
shallow (under 5/6 foot) for about 100 meters out to sea, which not only
makes it very safe to bathe in but allows the sun to warm it up to a
The food is great in beach side restaurants, and you can pick yourself
up a 2 course meal including drinks for 2 people for under £12. The
fresh fish is worlds better than fish and chips in any English resort I have visited
(not too hard to beat though!) - and served in a far healthier way!
The tourist season runs roughly from May to September, peaking in
July and August.
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