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Amazing Polish beaches to relax on with your family! Posted by on Jul 25, 2017 in Adventures, family, Nature, Places to visit, travel, Vacation

Poland may not be the first seaside destination that comes to mind when booking your summer holiday, but the country’s northern coast is filled with wide sandy beaches and charming coastal towns.

Baltic Sea Coast

The Baltic Sea (Morze Bałtyckie) has many advantages over resorts by the Mediterranean Sea. It guarantees two things the kids love: a large expanse of shallow water and vast beaches of fine, clean sand!

On our way to Hel we stopped at this cute little village – nice a quiet!

The most beautiful beaches at the Baltic Sea? That’s a tough question. Those near the Wisła Spit are the whitest; those on Hel are unique because there are two kinds: one in Pucka Bay and the northern beach facing the open sea.

Going to Hel!

 

Near Świnoujście they are vast and on Wolin Island the beach is ‘embraced’ by 93 meter high cliffs!
Parents with young children like in particular Świnoujście, Krynica Morska, tiny Pogorzelica, Dźiwnów, Kołobrzeg, Jastarnia and Hel. On these beaches you will find lifeguards, windbreaks, umbrellas, beach games and basket chair rentals, changing rooms and showers by the beach (sometimes you have to pay). Restaurants fronting these beaches also serve those special favourite meals for children.

Then there’s the food. Fish is extremely fresh and fairly inexpensive. Polish dishes familiar to all of you (like pierogi, barszcz, mizeria, gołąbki) somehow taste better when eaten in their native land and seasoned with the sea air. One Polish word all visitors need to learn is gofry, a sweet favourite of ice cream served on a waffle topped with berries and whipped cream.

Gofry!!!

My husband in Sopot. Even on a chilly day the sea looks beautiful:)

At the resort towns streets are devoid of chain stores and restaurants, and are instead lined with ice cream shops, fish stands, arcades and souvenir stores. This is where you’ll find the gorgeous and inexpensive amber (bursztyn) for which the Baltic is famous. Young families and school-aged children at summer camp fill the sidewalks. There are go-karts for rent and pony rides on offer.

If you’re looking for gratuitous, luxurious, hedonistic summer fun, your global options are almost limitless. But if you like some shadow mixed in with your sunshine, some history to provide ballast to your floating lounge chair, the small towns of the Polish coast provide an experience like no other.

While not the scorching heat and clear watered stretches of the Med, the Baltic coast has a unique beauty and a thriving ecosystem, with everything from trekking to surfing, biking to kite boarding, Poland’s beaches are definitely worth considering.

 

 

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About the Author:Kasia

My name is Kasia Scontsas. I grew up in Lublin, Poland and moved to Warsaw to study International Business. I have passion for languages: any languages! Currently I live in New Hampshire. I enjoy skiing, kayaking, biking and paddle boarding. My husband speaks a little Polish, but our daughters are fluent in it! I wanted to make sure that they can communicate with their Polish relatives in our native language. Teaching them Polish since they were born was the best thing I could have given them! I have been writing about learning Polish language and culture for Transparent Language’s Polish Blog since 2010.


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