Routes

The Bay of Puck and the Bay of Gdańsk offer countless attractions. It’s hard to find another place where such a small area has so much to offer. Most of the places are well known to the Tri-City residents and tourists.

The following routes are our suggestions that show the most interesting places available on the coast. The routes marked on the map are intended to give a general idea of the proposed voyage and do not fully reflect the actual mileage / route. This may vary due to conditions, weather, navigational obstructions and safety, which is always paramount.

The objects listed on the route are only part of the attractions that we will pass. It is impossible to list all the characteristic places, we have listed only the most recognizable ones.

The routes have been divided into two parts. South (Gdańsk Bay) – from Gdynia through Sopot and Gdańsk and Northern (Puck Bay) – from Gdynia through Babie Doły, Rewa, Mechelinki, Osłonino, Rzucewo, Puck, Swarzewo, Chałupy, Kuźnica, Jastarnia, Jurata, Hel.

The offer includes short, one-hour trips, longer trips for 3-4 hours, as well as full-day trips, such as Route 7 – Northern, along the shore of the Bay of Puck.

During the longer cruises, disembarkation and a stop at the pier / in the marina is available whenever necessary.

All prices include the cost of fuel and skipper’s sernice.

We will do our best to show the beauty of the region. For those of you who are already familiar with region’s landmarks, we invite to discover them again, from a different perspective.

We guarantee that everything looks completely different from the water’s side.

Time: 1 HOUR

Price: 400 ZŁ

Marina – Skwer Kościuszki – Dar Pomorza – ORP Błyskawica – Marina Yacht Park – Marina

Marina w Gdyni

It is a base for many sailing events at the European and global level, incl. : Wind and Water Fair, Gdynia Saling Days, Tall Ship Races and many other. Gdynia’s marina – is the largest and most modern in Poland  – isthe base for all sailing events. Its unquestionable advantage is its location in the very center of the city. This is one of the most beautiful parts of Gdynia.

From early spring to late autumn, the marina is busy. Both wonderful and luxurious yachts as well as quite small and modest boats are standing here next to each other. Sailing clubs are located around Marina, where even several-year-old children can learn the secrets of sailing. And for those who discovered the love of sails a little later, sailing clubs offer a wide range of courses and charter cruises.

Skwer Kościuszki

Kościuszko’s Square and its extension in the form of the South Pier are undoubtedly a showcase of Gdynia. There are lots of walkers all year round, and in the summer season, the place experiences a real tourist siege. No wonder, as the sea character is present here at every step.

Kościuszko’s Square is a representative place of Gdynia, at the intersection of Świętojańska Street and 10 Lutego Street. It was here on June 11, 1987, when Pope John Paul II met the inhabitants of Gdynia. This event is commemorated by a monument standing on the site where the papal altar was built. Nearby there are luxury hotels, the Danuta Baduszkowa Musical Theater, beautiful modernist tenement houses and the building of the Polish Navy Command.

Behind it, the Sea Towers skyscraper, built in 2003-2006, overseeing the entire neighborhood. In the Kościuszko’s Square itself there are also numerous monuments, e.g. the Polish Sailor 1939-1945, the Polish Armed Forces in the West and the Home Army soldiers, as well as the Monument to the Polish Maritime Affairs unveiled in 2018.

The South Pier, being an extension of Kościuszko’s Square, was built in the 1930s. Currently, it is a tourist and recreational center of Gdynia. At the pier you can find permanently berthed: The ORP “Błyskawica”, the oldest surviving destroyer taking part in World War II, now transformed into a museum and launched at the end of the 19th century, a training ship – museum “Dar Pomorza”. At the pier you can find also ferries, which sail in the summer season to Jastarnia and Hel.

On the other side of the pier there is the Gdynia Aquarium and the modernist buildings of the Maritime University. Marina Gdynia with moored yachts is located in the vicinity. It is the largest yacht port on the Polish coast. At the end of the South Pier, there is also the “Masts” monument, a monument dedicated to Joseph Conrad Korzeniowski and the only in Poland Avenue of Passenger Ships Visiting Gdynia.

The whole area is a unique sea forum, a unique tourist attraction and a showcase of Gdynia. In this place, as in no other place, you can feel a connection with the sea.

Dar Pomorza

“Dar Pomorza”, called the “White Frigate”, has been associated with Gdynia since 1929. It was built in 1909 at the Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg as a training ship for the German merchant navy. After launching on September 18, 1909, it was renamed “Prinzess Eitel Friedrich” and entered service, embarking on its maiden voyage to Christiansand and Antwerp.

After the defeat of Germany in World War I, the French took over the ship, moving it to the port of Saint Nazaire. In 1926 it was renamed “Colbert” and was to replace the French training sailing ship “Richelieu”. This plan was never implemented. A year later, the frigate became the property of Baron de Foreste, who intended to transform it into an ocean-going yacht, but this idea did not materialize either.

In 1929, the ship was purchased with public donations by the Pomeranian National Fleet Committee for the sum of 7,000 sterling. It was supposed to replace the already used school barge “Lwów”. The frigate was then named “Dar Pomorza” to commemorate the generosity of the Pomeranian society. In June 1930, she stood in the Gdynia roadstead for the first time, and on July 13, the bishop of St. Okoniewski blessed the ship and its flag.

The frigate was handed over to the State Maritime School in Gdynia and became the second (after “Lviv”) “cradle of Polish navigators”.

During 51 years of service for the Polish Merchant Navy, “Dar Pomorza” made 102 school cruises, covering half a million nautical miles. 13,384 students of the Maritime School were trained on board.

On August 4, 1982, “Dar Pomorza” was formally withdrawn from service – at the same time the flag was raised on its successor, “Dar Młodzieży”, designed and built in Gdańsk.

On November 16, 1982, “Dar Pomorza” was handed over to the National Maritime Museum in Gdańsk.

ORP Błyskawica

ORP “Błyskawica” is a real zero-class monument among ships – participants of naval wars. It is the oldest surviving destroyer – a World War II veteran and the only Allied combat ship that actively participated in the activities throughout the war – from September 1, 1939 to May 8, 1945.

“Blyskawica” and its twin “Grom” were built by the J. Samuel White & Co Ltd. shipyard in Cowes. They were the pride of our fleet, belonged to the most modern and strongest ships of their class in the world. The next destroyers of this type were to be built at the domestic shipyard. The outbreak of the war shattered these plans.

In view of the threat of a war, a pair of our most valuable ships, together with the older “Burza”, were sent with an order code-named “Peking” to Great Britain. The farewell exchange of messages between the ships of the destroyer squadron has survived:

– anchored ORP “Wicher” to the departing team – “With God to the glory of the Fatherland”;

– the answer of the departing – “By God’s will, we will see each other soon” …

As you know, the meeting never happened again. The bombed “Wicher” sank on September 3, 1939 in the Hel port, “Grom” shared its fate in the Norwegian fjord on May 4, 1940.

Only Błyskawica successfully overcame all war threats. The ship operated in the North Sea and the Atlantic, in the Norwegian campaign and the evacuation of allied forces from Dunkirk, defended Cowes from Luftwaffe attacks, operated in the Mediterranean Sea, supporting Malta and invasion operations in North Africa, and covered the Allied landing in Normandy. After the end of hostilities, “Błyskawica”, in the last part of the liquidation of the Kriegsmarine, took part in “Operation Deadlight – destroying the captured German U-boats.

ORP “Błyskawica” was a real “lucky ship” – a lucky ship. He was in military service of 138,356 NM, escorted 85 convoys, and made 108 combat patrols. The artillery of the ship shot down 4 planes for sure and another 3 probably, along with other ships, sunk 2 destroyers, 2 ships and a few smaller units, fought with submarines with success. During combat operations, the ship was seriously damaged three times, 5 sailors died during the entire war and 48 were injured.

“Błyskawica” returned to the country on July 4, 1947 under the command of the famous submarine, Commander Bolesław Romanowski. She remained in active service for another 20 years. However, the technical condition of the worn-out ship was deteriorating. The tragedy happened on August 9, 1967. During the exercises, steam pipelines exploded.

Seven sailors were killed. This practically ended the active service of “Błyskawica”. The renovated one was still used as an anti-aircraft battery in Świnoujście. Finally, in 1975, she was withdrawn from service and it was decided that she would replace another World War II veteran – ORP “Burza” as a museum ship.

ORP Błyskawica still carries the white and red war flag. It remains part of the 3rd Navy Flotilla and has a full-time naval crew. It is an extremely valuable and attractive museum object – a showcase of maritime Poland, Gdynia and the Museum

Navy. It documents the traditions of Polish seafarers, is a place of representative state meetings and ceremonies, including ceremonial promotion of Navy officers, a mainstay of the age-old maritime ceremonial, and at the same time a well-kept monument of naval technology of world importance.

The Naval Museum maintains an exhibition in the rooms of Błyskawica devoted to the battles of sailors during World War II.

Marina Yacht Park

Marina Yacht Park is the newest and best-located marina in Poland. Moor in the very center of Gdynia with a view of “Błyskawica” and “Dar Pomorza” at the foot of the Sea Towers.

Marina Yacht Park is located in the President’s Basin, at the Fishing Pier in Gdynia. It has 120 mooring places with access to water and electricity and a well-prepared infrastructure. 72 spaces are for units shorter than 14 meters, 42 spaces for units shorter than 12 meters and 8 spaces for units shorter than 10 meters. The depth of the marina allows it to accommodate vessels with a draft of up to 8 meters. In addition, Marina Yacht Park has 8 docking places for scooters and small rib-type units and coaching boats with floating platforms specially prepared for this type of units.

Time: 3 HOURS

Cena: 1000 ZŁ / 333 ZŁ GODZINA

Marina w Gdyni – Klif Orłowski – Molo w Orłowie – Molo w Sopocie – Marina w Sopocie – Baza Formozy – Torpedownia na Babich Dołach – Marina w Gdyni

Marina w Gdyni

The “Marina Gdynia” yacht marina has 260 berths with access to water and electricity, and the well-prepared infrastructure for sailors. The Gdynia marina meets all environmental standards, it is possible to use sanitary sewage collection points, chemical toilets, waste segregation point, slipway and a stationary crane with a maximum load of 2.5 tons.

The fuel station located on the quayside enables safe and environmentally friendly refueling. Basin is monitored. The facility is popular among Polish and foreign sailors.

It is a base for many sailing events at the European and global level including Wind and Water Fair, Gdynia Sailing Days and many other. Gdynia’s marina is the base for all sailing events – the largest and most modern in Poland. Its unquestionable advantage is its location in the very center of the city. This is one of the most beautiful parts of Gdynia.

From early spring to late autumn, the marina gets busy. Wonderful and luxurious yachts as well as quite small and modest boats are moored here next to each other. Sailing clubs are located around Marina, where even several-year-old children can learn the secrets of sailing.

Klif Orłowski

Cliff  in Gdynia Orłowo is one of the most beautiful places not only in this region of the Bay of Gdansk but also on the entire Polish Baltic coast. The cliff is a steep sea shore, and the one in Orłowo is extremely step. Built of moraine clay of glacial origin. A characteristic object for Gdynia often pictured on postcards. Popular scenery used during photo sessions, especially for newlyweds.

Molo w Orłowie

The pier located in the Orłowo district is one of the most popular tourist attractions of the Gdynia coast. 

Measuring about 180 m bridge attracts the Tri-City residents and tourists who like coastal walks.

The history of today’s pier in Gdynia dates back to World War I – the first (still relatively small) pier was built in Orłowo. It was expanded twice in the first half of the 20th century. The pier at that time, measuring over 400 m, not only had a walking function, but was also adapted to the mooring of larger ships. In 1949, it was destroyed by a storm. The reconstruction assumed the reduction of the length of the pier to its present form.

You can see the nearby famous cliff  when walking along the pier.

Molo w Sopocie

The Pier is the most characteristic place in Sopot. It is the hallmark of the city – the main theme that appears on the postcards. Just like Zakopane has its own Giewont, Sopot has a charming pier, which attracts crowds of tourists every year.

One of the most popular recreational facilities, a showcase of Sopot. It consists of 2 parts: pier that is 511, 5 meters long (the longest wooden pier in Europe) and a 20,000 m2 square on the shore.

The pier is one of the most popular Polish recreational and event facilities, a showcase of the resort.

The land part (Skwer Kuracyjny) is an area of 20 000 m2, with a beautiful historic fountain, a lighthouse with a vantage point, a concert hall and many dining options. Events for up to 6,000 viewers can be organized on the square. The Laguna Smaku and Rybna Ferajna restaurants operate all year round on the Pier.

The wooden (walking) part of the pier includes lower decks and a side deck, where passenger ships and yachts moore. In mid-2011, a marina for over 100 yachts was opened at the pier head, along with the Meridian restaurant. 

The concentration of iodine in the farthest places into the sea is twice as high as on land.

Marina w Sopocie

Marina Sopot is a marina in the Bay of Gdańsk which was opened in July 2011 by the former President of Poland – Bronisław Komorowski.

It was built in an interesting way, by “sticking” new concrete breakwaters to the structure of the pier. To illustrate the structure of the marina, removing the pier would not cause the marina to collapse. The four-wall structure of the breakwater would remain in the water.

Access to the mooring platform is restricted by the gate. It can be opened only by the card issued by Harbour’s Master and available only to owners and crews of vessels mooring in the marina.

At the end of the pier there is a building. You will find there Meridian restaurant and boatswain’s office. Next to it there is a sanitary facility for the crews stationed in the Sopot marina.

When entering the marina, on the right side there is the southern breakwater, where larger crafts are moored. All walkers have access to the pier.

On the left side there are two floating jetties that form three small pools for convenient mooring of sailing yachts, motor yachts or RIB motorboats.

Baza Formozy

Jednostka Wojskowa 4026. Przebywają tu: obsługa specjalistyczna Poligonu Kontrolno-Pomiarowego MW, Jednostka Wojskowa Formoza, obsługa radiolatarni lotniska Babie Doły. Do przełomu lat 60. i 70. XX w. na Formozie mieściła się hydrografia MW zastąpiona oddziałem specjalnym płetwonurków. Stale ćwiczy tu też kadra i kursanci z Ośrodka Szkolenia Nurków i Płetwonurków WP.

Torpedownia Babie Doły

Military Unit 4026. The following units are located here: specialist staff at the Military Control and Measurement Test Grounds, Formoza Military Unit, staff at the Babie Doły airport beacon. Until the turn of the 1960s and 1970s, Polish Naval Hydrography Offfice was located in Formosa, now replaced by a special division of divers. The staff and students from the Training Center for Divers and Scuba Divers of the Polish Army also train here on a regular basis.

Babie Doły Torpedo Station/ Hexengrund Torpedo Station

The Babie Doły Torpedo Station is visible from the Gdynia shore and is one of the most beautiful objects for photography on the Baltic Sea. It hides a story from the Second World War. It was a torpedo research facility, and today it is a dark ruin jutting out of the sea.

The torpedo stations on the Polish coast were built by the Germans. These were the so-called torpedo research centers in occupied Poland. They were erected during World War II, and torpedoes were mounted inside. There were also practice shootings. Torpedo stations were often connected to the shore by a narrow-gauge railway, which transported torpedo components.

Babie Doły is the northernmost district of Gdynia. It is here, near the shore, that the torpedo depot was built, one of two in Poland. It was a Luftwaffe research facility. The second torpedo house was built nearby, also in Gdynia, in Oksywie – it is a district bordering on Babie Doły. It was, in turn, the research facility of the Kriegsmarine.

Both facilities were connected by Oksywie Shore Railaway. The narrow-gauge railway was also known as the Kashubian Express. Today, apart from one car, nothing is left of it.

Of the two, the Babie Doły torpedo station is the more famous one. A port was also built there. The remains of the post-German wooden port as well as the torpedo house itself were the scenery of many films, incl. of the TV series “Czterej pancerni i pies”.

The building has never been renovated. The devices were stolen by the Red Army, but the Russians probably never used them. The pier at the torpedo house was also damaged. Eventually, all were blown up in the 1990s. The front wall collapsed in turn at the turn of the 1970s and 1980s.

Time: 2 HOURS

Price: 700 ZŁ / 350 ZŁ HOUR

Marina Gdynia –Orłowo Cliff – Orłowo Pier –Sopot Pier – Marina Sopot – Marina Gdynia

Marina w Gdyni

The “Marina Gdynia” yacht marina has 260 berths with access to water and electricity, and the well-prepared infrastructure for sailors. The Gdynia marina meets all environmental standards, it is possible to use sanitary sewage collection points, chemical toilets, waste segregation point, slipway and a stationary crane with a maximum load of 2.5 tons.

The fuel station located on the quayside enables safe and environmentally friendly refueling. Basin is monitored. The facility is popular among Polish and foreign sailors.

It is a base for many sailing events at the European and global level including Wind and Water Fair, Gdynia Saling Days and many other. Gdynia’s marina is the base for all sailing events – the largest and most modern in Poland. Its unquestionable advantage is its location in the very center of the city. This is one of the most beautiful parts of Gdynia.

From early spring to late autumn, the marina gets busy. Wonderful and luxurious yachts as well as quite small and modest boats are moored here next to each other. Sailing clubs are located around Marina, where even several-year-old children can learn the secrets of sailing.

Orlowo Cliff

Cliff in Gdynia Orłowo is one of the most beautiful places not only in this region of the Bay of Gdansk but also on the entire Polish Baltic coast. The cliff is a steep sea shore, and the one in Orłowo is extremely step. Built of moraine clay of glacial origin. A characteristic object for Gdynia often pictured on postcards. Popular scenery used during photo sessions, especially for newlyweds.

Orlowo Pier

The pier located in the Orłowo district is one of the most popular tourist attractions of the Gdynia coast. 

Measuring about 180 m bridge attracts the Tri-City residents and tourists who like coastal walks.

The history of today’s pier in Gdynia dates back to World War I – the first (still relatively small) pier was built in Orłowo. It was expanded twice in the first half of the 20th century. The pier at that time, measuring over 400 m, not only had a walking function, but was also adapted to the mooring of larger ships. In 1949, it was destroyed by a storm. The reconstruction assumed the reduction of the length of the pier to its present form.

You can see the nearby famous cliff  when walking along the pier,

Sopot Pier

The Pier is the most characteristic place in Sopot. It is the hallmark of the city – the main theme that appears on the postcards. Just like Zakopane has its own Giewont, Sopot has a charming pier, which attracts crowds of tourists every year.

One of the most popular recreational facilities, a showcase of Sopot. It consists of 2 parts: pier that is 511, 5 meters long (the longest wooden pier in Europe) and a 20,000 m2 square on the shore.

The pier is one of the most popular Polish recreational and event facilities, a showcase of the resort.

The land part (Skwer Kuracyjny) is an area of 20 000 m2, with a beautiful historic fountain, a lighthouse with a vantage point, a concert hall and many dining options. Events for up to 6,000 viewers can be organized on the square. The Laguna Smaku and Rybna Ferajna restaurants operate all year round on the Pier.

The wooden (walking) part of the pier includes lower decks and a side deck, where passenger ships and yachts moore. In mid-2011, a marina for over 100 yachts was opened at the pier head, along with the Meridian restaurant. 

The concentration of iodine in the farthest places into the sea is twice as high as on land.

Marina w Sopocie

Marina Sopot is a marina in the Bay of Gdańsk which was opened in July 2011 by the President of Poland – Bronisław Komorowski.

It was built in an interesting way, by “sticking” new concrete breakwaters to the structure of the pier. To illustrate the structure of the marina, removing the pier would not cause the marina to collapse. The four-wall structure of the breakwater would remain in the water.

Access to the mooring platform is restricted by the gate. It can be opened only by the card issued by Harbour’s Master and available only to owners and crews of vessels mooring in the marina.

At the end of the pier there is a building. You will find there Meridian restaurant and boatswain’s office. Next to it there is a sanitary facility for the crews stationed in the Sopot marina.

When entering the marina, on the right side there is the southern breakwater, where larger crafts are moored. All walkers have access to the pier.

On the left side there are two floating jetties that form three small pools for convenient mooring of sailing yachts, motor yachts or RIB motorboats.

Time: 4 HOURS

Cena: 1250 ZŁ / 312,50 ZŁ GODZINA

Marina w Gdyni – Klif Orłowski – Molo w Orłowie – Molo w Sopocie – Molo w Brzeźnie – Motława –

Westerplatte – Twierdza Wisłoujście – Stare Miasto / Wyspa Spichrzów – Sołdek – Żuraw – Marina w Gdyni

Marina w Gdyni

It is a base for many sailing events at the European and global level, incl. : Wind and Water Fair, Gdynia Saling Days, Tall Ship Races and many other. Gdynia’s marina – is the largest and most modern in Poland  – isthe base for all sailing events. Its unquestionable advantage is its location in the very center of the city. This is one of the most beautiful parts of Gdynia.

From early spring to late autumn, the marina is busy. Both wonderful and luxurious yachts as well as quite small and modest boats are standing here next to each other. Sailing clubs are located around Marina, where even several-year-old children can learn the secrets of sailing. And for those who discovered the love of sails a little later, sailing clubs offer a wide range of courses and charter cruises.

Klif Orłowski

Cliff  in Gdynia Orłowo is one of the most beautiful places not only in this region of the Bay of Gdansk but also on the entire Polish Baltic coast. The cliff is a steep sea shore, and the one in Orłowo is extremely step. Built of moraine clay of glacial origin. A characteristic object for Gdynia often pictured on postcards. Popular scenery used during photo sessions, especially for newlyweds.

Molo w Orłowie

The pier located in the Orłowo district is one of the most popular tourist attractions of the Gdynia coast. 

Measuring about 180 m bridge attracts the Tri-City residents and tourists who like coastal walks.

The history of today’s pier in Gdynia dates back to World War I – the first (still relatively small) pier was built in Orłowo. It was expanded twice in the first half of the 20th century. The pier at that time, measuring over 400 m, not only had a walking function, but was also adapted to the mooring of larger ships. In 1949, it was destroyed by a storm. The reconstruction assumed the reduction of the length of the pier to its present form.

You can see the nearby famous cliff  when walking along the pier.

Molo w Sopocie

The Pier is the most characteristic place in Sopot. It is the hallmark of the city – the main theme that appears on the postcards. Just like Zakopane has its own Giewont, Sopot has a charming pier, which attracts crowds of tourists every year.

One of the most popular recreational facilities, a showcase of Sopot. It consists of 2 parts: pier that is 511, 5 meters long (the longest wooden pier in Europe) and a 20,000 m2 square on the shore.

The pier is one of the most popular Polish recreational and event facilities, a showcase of the resort.

The land part (Skwer Kuracyjny) is an area of 20 000 m2, with a beautiful historic fountain, a lighthouse with a vantage point, a concert hall and many dining options. Events for up to 6,000 viewers can be organized on the square. The Laguna Smaku and Rybna Ferajna restaurants operate all year round on the Pier.

Molo w Brzeźnie

One of the favorite walking places , it is frequently visited by Gdańsk residents and tourists. At present, the pier is 136 m long. It is adjacent to the buildings of a year-round restaurant, Search and Rescue Center, a bar and public toilets.

In the immediate vicinity of the pier, there is a guarded bathing area, Molo Gdańsk-Brzeźno and the Gdańsk Summer Stadium

Westerplatte

For several decades, Westerplatte has been associated with the Monument to the Coast Defenders. Since the end of the 1960s, its silhouette has been one of the most frequently used symbols of this place in all kinds of photos, postcards and other souvenirs.

In the interwar period, the Military Transit Depot operated in Westerplatte, the defense of which in September 1939 became a symbolic beginning of World War II and the Polish resistance against the aggression of the Third Reich. The sites associated with the battlefield for Westerplatte were entered on the list of Historical Monuments on September 1, 2003.

Sołdek

The first ship built after World War II in Poland. Although Sołdek no longer sails on the sea, he is still bravely serving as a museum object.
The value of Sołdek is symbolic, but at the same time it is an important technical monument. It is a prototype B-30 ore-carbon, the design of which was developed at the French shipyard in Le Havre. It was entirely built at the Gdańsk Shipyard and became the first Polish seagoing ship after the war.

He was named after Stanisław Sołdek, who was a tracer at the shipyard – a work leader. In November 1948, the ship was launched, and in October 1949 it set off on its first voyage to Szczecin, where the flag was ceremoniously raised. The design turned out to be flawless, because Sołdek sailed until 1981, making nearly 1,500 voyages, carrying 3.5 million tons of cargo and calling at over 60 ports.

In 1981, Sołdek was handed over to the Central Maritime Museum (now the National Maritime Museum), and since 1985 it has been serving as a museum ship. The exhibition is located on 5 levels. In the engine room, you can see powerful steam engines, coal-fired boilers and many no longer used technical monuments. Life-saving equipment is provided on the boat deck, in the control room there are voice pipes for communication with the engine room, and in the stern and amidships superstructure there are crew accommodation.

Exhibitions were organized in the hold no. 3 and 4, incl. an exhibition of models of ships built in the Gdańsk Shipyard and an exhibition about the history and operation of Sołdek.

“Zuraw Crane” Gate

The oldest surviving port crane in medieval Europe. It is also one of the gates of Gdańsk.

The crane in Gdańsk has been standing since the 15th century. It was built in the years 1442-1444 and consists of two brick towers and a wooden lifting mechanism. Later it was even increased. Previously, at the site of the Crane in Gdańsk, there was another gate with a crane, but its appearance is unknown.

Currently, the Crane in Gdańsk no longer fulfills its original function and has been converted into a museum. It houses an exhibition showing life in former Gdańsk. Tourists can see the first lighthouses in Wisłoujście and Nowy Port, the port quays or learn about the navigation in the Gdańsk port.

The crane in Gdańsk also hides, among others, a mapped living room from a Gdańsk tenement house. The National Maritime Museum in Gdańsk also has one of the rooms devoted to craft workshops producing their products for coachmen, masters, sailmakers, tar makers and anchors.

However, it is the Crane’s mechanism in Gdańsk that is the most important. It consists of two pairs of wooden treadmill wheels. The entire crane was powered by the power of human muscles.

Time: 4 HOURS

Price: 1250 ZŁ / 312,50 ZŁ HOUR

Marina w Gdyni – Orlowo Cliff – Pier in Orlowo – Pier in Sopot – Pier in Brzeźno – Yacht Port Gorki Zachodnie – Marina w Gdyni

Marina w Gdyni

It is a base for many sailing events at the European and global level, incl. : Wind and Water Fair, Gdynia Saling Days, Tall Ship Races and many other. Gdynia’s marina – is the largest and most modern in Poland  – isthe base for all sailing events. Its unquestionable advantage is its location in the very center of the city. This is one of the most beautiful parts of Gdynia.

From early spring to late autumn, the marina is busy. Both wonderful and luxurious yachts as well as quite small and modest boats are standing here next to each other. Sailing clubs are located around Marina, where even several-year-old children can learn the secrets of sailing. And for those who discovered the love of sails a little later, sailing clubs offer a wide range of courses and charter cruises.

Orlowo Cliff

Cliff  in Gdynia Orłowo is one of the most beautiful places not only in this region of the Bay of Gdansk but also on the entire Polish Baltic coast. The cliff is a steep sea shore, and the one in Orłowo is extremely step. Built of moraine clay of glacial origin. A characteristic object for Gdynia often pictured on postcards. Popular scenery used during photo sessions, especially for newlyweds.

Pier in Orlowo

The pier located in the Orłowo district is one of the most popular tourist attractions of the Gdynia coast. 

Measuring about 180 m bridge attracts the Tri-City residents and tourists who like coastal walks.

The history of today’s pier in Gdynia dates back to World War I – the first (still relatively small) pier was built in Orłowo. It was expanded twice in the first half of the 20th century. The pier at that time, measuring over 400 m, not only had a walking function, but was also adapted to the mooring of larger ships. In 1949, it was destroyed by a storm. The reconstruction assumed the reduction of the length of the pier to its present form.

You can see the nearby famous cliff  when walking along the pier.

Molo w Sopocie

The Pier is the most characteristic place in Sopot. It is the hallmark of the city – the main theme that appears on the postcards. Just like Zakopane has its own Giewont, Sopot has a charming pier, which attracts crowds of tourists every year.

One of the most popular recreational facilities, a showcase of Sopot. It consists of 2 parts: pier that is 511, 5 meters long (the longest wooden pier in Europe) and a 20,000 m2 square on the shore.

The pier is one of the most popular Polish recreational and event facilities, a showcase of the resort.

The land part (Skwer Kuracyjny) is an area of 20 000 m2, with a beautiful historic fountain, a lighthouse with a vantage point, a concert hall and many dining options. Events for up to 6,000 viewers can be organized on the square. The Laguna Smaku and Rybna Ferajna restaurants operate all year round on the Pier.

Pier in Brzeźno

One of the favorite walking places , it is frequently visited by Gdańsk residents and tourists. At present, the pier is 136 m long. It is adjacent to the buildings of a year-round restaurant, Search and Rescue Center, a bar and public toilets.

In the immediate vicinity of the pier, there is a guarded bathing area, Molo Gdańsk-Brzeźno and the Gdańsk Summer Stadium

National Sailing Centre

National Sailing Center AWFiS im. dr. Krzysztof Zawalski in Gdańsk – Górki Zachodnie, is a multifunctional, satellite facility of the Academy of Physical Education and Sport in Gdańsk, which includes modern hydrotechnical infrastructure – a marina for about 100 vessels with the necessary facilities. A comprehensive building with sports, accommodation and conference facilities, serving educational, sports and business purposes. NCŻ AWFiS has numerous sports and recreational equipment, which constitute educational and training facilities as well as a charter fleet.

The main areas of activity of National Sailing Centre AWFiS are didactic activities for the AWFiS own needs and all activities for the development and dissemination of not only sailing, but also broadly understood boating, using the available human resources, infrastructure and equipment.

Yacht Port Górki Zachodnie

The Górki Zachodnie yacht marina serves as a year-round berth for recreational vessels and enables their owners and shipowners to use sanitary, social and service facilities. In the area of the marina, the Yacht Club of the Gdańsk Shipyard conducts its statutory activity as a public benefit organization. The marina is used as a place for organizing regattas and training children and adolescents. Specialized companies in the field of servicing recreational vessels conduct business in the area.

Time: 5 HOURS

Price: 1450 ZŁ / 290 ZŁ HOUR

Marina w Gdyni – Orlowo Cliff – Orlowo Pier – Sopot Pier – Pier in Brzezno – Vistula River Delta – Marina w Gdyni

Marina w Gdyni

It is a base for many sailing events at the European and global level, incl. : Wind and Water Fair, Gdynia Saling Days, Tall Ship Races and many other. Gdynia’s marina – is the largest and most modern in Poland  – isthe base for all sailing events. Its unquestionable advantage is its location in the very center of the city. This is one of the most beautiful parts of Gdynia.

From early spring to late autumn, the marina is busy. Both wonderful and luxurious yachts as well as quite small and modest boats are standing here next to each other. Sailing clubs are located around Marina, where even several-year-old children can learn the secrets of sailing. And for those who discovered the love of sails a little later, sailing clubs offer a wide range of courses and charter cruises.

Orlowo Cliff

Cliff  in Gdynia Orłowo is one of the most beautiful places not only in this region of the Bay of Gdansk but also on the entire Polish Baltic coast. The cliff is a steep sea shore, and the one in Orłowo is extremely step. Built of moraine clay of glacial origin. A characteristic object for Gdynia often pictured on postcards. Popular scenery used during photo sessions, especially for newlyweds.

Orlowo Pier

The pier located in the Orłowo district is one of the most popular tourist attractions of the Gdynia coast.

Measuring about 180 m bridge attracts the Tri-City residents and tourists who like coastal walks.

The history of today’s pier in Gdynia dates back to World War I – the first (still relatively small) pier was built in Orłowo. It was expanded twice in the first half of the 20th century. The pier at that time, measuring over 400 m, not only had a walking function, but was also adapted to the mooring of larger ships. In 1949, it was destroyed by a storm. The reconstruction assumed the reduction of the length of the pier to its present form.

You can see the nearby famous cliff  when walking along the pier.

Sopot Pier

The Pier is the most characteristic place in Sopot. It is the hallmark of the city – the main theme that appears on the postcards. Just like Zakopane has its own Giewont, Sopot has a charming pier, which attracts crowds of tourists every year.

One of the most popular recreational facilities, a showcase of Sopot. It consists of 2 parts: pier that is 511, 5 meters long (the longest wooden pier in Europe) and a 20,000 m2 square on the shore.

The pier is one of the most popular Polish recreational and event facilities, a showcase of the resort.

The land part (Skwer Kuracyjny) is an area of 20 000 m2, with a beautiful historic fountain, a lighthouse with a vantage point, a concert hall and many dining options. Events for up to 6,000 viewers can be organized on the square. The Laguna Smaku and Rybna Ferajna restaurants operate all year round on the Pier.

Pier in Brzezno

One of the favorite walking places , it is frequently visited by Gdańsk residents and tourists. At present, the pier is 136 m long. It is adjacent to the buildings of a year-round restaurant, Search and Rescue Center, a bar and public toilets.

In the immediate vicinity of the pier, there is a guarded bathing area, Molo Gdańsk-Brzeźno and the Gdańsk Summer Stadium

Vistula River Delta

The present delta/mouth of the Vistula was established on March 31, 1895. A huge investment, bold design, solid workmanship – as a result, a new estuary of the Vistula river was pierced, which stopped the floods devastating Gdańsk.

The mouth of the Vistula was created thanks to the enormous effort of people. A 7 km long, 250-400 m wide canal was built, surrounded by 10 m high embankments.

Under the bottom of the ditch there are fascine mattresses. They were burdened with a huge amount of stones delivered from the island of Bornholm and East Prussia. Thanks to this, the series of floods that caused severe losses to Gdańsk and the entire Żuławy ended. Currently, the sandbanks at the mouth of the Vistula River are popular with gray seals, large groups of which can be admired on the beach.

There is a fishing port in Świbno, from where you can go for a walk along the estuary of the Vistula River and reach the Mewia Łacha reserve.

The old estuary changed its name and is now called the Martwa Wisła due to the lack of a current. The new and old estuaries are separated by a level difference, and therefore a lock was created in Przegalina, which ensures the free passage of ships, barges and yachts. It was put into operation in 1895. The North Lock is an extremely interesting hydrotechnical facility. It has been unused since 1992 and is only an interesting historical site and a viewpoint over the new southern lock, a drawbridge and vessels sailing along this road.

For several years, due to the completion of hydrotechnical works, the mouth of the Vistula has been navigable. The river is constantly introducing new sediments that block the estuary. It is necessary to systematically lengthen the concrete guides and deepen the bottom. The exit to the Bay of Gdańsk is, however, a route intended rather for experienced sailors. The depth of the river changes frequently and you can encounter large waves coming in from the sea. The rocky shore and numerous fishing nets call for increased caution.

Time: 2 HOURS

Price: 700 ZŁ / 350 ZŁ HOUR

Marina w Gdyni – Formoza Base – Hexenground Torpedo Station – Marina w Gdyni

Marina w Gdyni

It is a base for many sailing events at the European and global level, incl. : Wind and Water Fair, Gdynia Saling Days, Tall Ship Races and many other. Gdynia’s marina – is the largest and most modern in Poland  – isthe base for all sailing events. Its unquestionable advantage is its location in the very center of the city. This is one of the most beautiful parts of Gdynia.

From early spring to late autumn, the marina is busy. Both wonderful and luxurious yachts as well as quite small and modest boats are standing here next to each other. Sailing clubs are located around Marina, where even several-year-old children can learn the secrets of sailing. And for those who discovered the love of sails a little later, sailing clubs offer a wide range of courses and charter cruises.

Formoza Base

Military Unit 4026. The following units are located here: specialist staff at the Military Control and Measurement Test Grounds, Formoza Military Unit, staff at the Babie Doły airport beacon. Until the turn of the 1960s and 1970s, Polish Naval Hydrography Offfice was located in Formosa, now replaced by a special division of divers. The staff and students from the Training Center for Divers and Scuba Divers of the Polish Army also train here on a regular basis.

Babie Doły Torpedo Station / Hexengrund Torpedo Station

The Babie Doły Torpedo Station is visible from the Gdynia shore and is one of the most beautiful objects for photography on the Baltic Sea. It hides a story from the Second World War. It was a torpedo research facility, and today it is a dark ruin jutting out of the sea.

The torpedo stations on the Polish coast were built by the Germans. These were the so-called torpedo research centers in occupied Poland. They were erected during World War II, and torpedoes were mounted inside. There were also practice shootings. Torpedo stations were often connected to the shore by a narrow-gauge railway, which transported torpedo components.

Babie Doły is the northernmost district of Gdynia. It is here, near the shore, that the torpedo depot was built, one of two in Poland. It was a Luftwaffe research facility. The second torpedo house was built nearby, also in Gdynia, in Oksywie – it is a district bordering on Babimi Doły. It was, in turn, the research facility of the Kriegsmarine.

Both facilities were connected by Oksywie Shore Railaway. The narrow-gauge railway was also known as the Kashubian Express. Today, apart from one car, nothing is left of it.

Time: 4,5 HOUR

Price: 1350 ZŁ / 300 ZŁ HOUR

Marina w Gdyni – Baza Formozy – Torpedownia na Babich Dołach – Mechelinki – Rewa – Osłonino – Rzucewo – Puck – Marina w Gdyni

Marina w Gdyni

It is a base for many sailing events at the European and global level, incl. : Wind and Water Fair, Gdynia Saling Days, Tall Ship Races and many other. Gdynia’s marina – is the largest and most modern in Poland  – isthe base for all sailing events. Its unquestionable advantage is its location in the very center of the city. This is one of the most beautiful parts of Gdynia.

From early spring to late autumn, the marina is busy. Both wonderful and luxurious yachts as well as quite small and modest boats are standing here next to each other. Sailing clubs are located around Marina, where even several-year-old children can learn the secrets of sailing. And for those who discovered the love of sails a little later, sailing clubs offer a wide range of courses and charter cruises.

Formoza Base

Military Unit 4026. The following units are located here: specialist staff at the Military Control and Measurement Test Grounds, Formoza Military Unit, staff at the Babie Doły airport beacon. Until the turn of the 1960s and 1970s, Polish Naval Hydrography Offfice was located in Formosa, now replaced by a special division of divers. The staff and students from the Training Center for Divers and Scuba Divers of the Polish Army also train here on a regular basis.

Babie Doły Torpedo Station/ Hexengrund Torpedo Station

The Babie Doły Torpedo Station is visible from the Gdynia shore and is one of the most beautiful objects for photography on the Baltic Sea. It hides a story from the Second World War. It was a torpedo research facility, and today it is a dark ruin jutting out of the sea.

The torpedo stations on the Polish coast were built by the Germans. These were the so-called torpedo research centers in occupied Poland. They were erected during World War II, and torpedoes were mounted inside. There were also practice shootings. Torpedo stations were often connected to the shore by a narrow-gauge railway, which transported torpedo components.

Babie Doły is the northernmost district of Gdynia. It is here, near the shore, that the torpedo depot was built, one of two in Poland. It was a Luftwaffe research facility. The second torpedo house was built nearby, also in Gdynia, in Oksywie – it is a district bordering on Babimi Doły. It was, in turn, the research facility of the Kriegsmarine.

Both facilities were connected by Oksywie Shore Railaway. The narrow-gauge railway was also known as the Kashubian Express. Today, apart from one car, nothing is left of it.

Mechelinki

The charming and small marina is located on the beach in Mechelinki. It is true that only a few cutters moor there, but nevertheless the marina in Mechelinki is one of the most beautiful places related to the fishing culture in Northern Kashubia.

“Rewa Cypel” Headland

“Rewa Cypel” Headland is a sandy, narrowing beach that is up to a kilometer long at low tide. The views of the Bay of Puck and Gdańsk are wonderful! Cypel separates the main beach in Rewa from the one stretching towards Mechelinki. The hallmark of this place is often quite strong winds on the headland, which makes it a great place to learn kitesurfing.

On hot days, the wind is refreshing for sunbathers. However, if you would like to hide from its blasts, it will not be a problem, because you can choose to rest behind small dunes on the eastern beach or relax on the beach from the north.

This curiosity adds even more color to Rewa Cypel! The Rewa Cypel, which was created thanks to sea currents, goes into the depths of the Bay of Puck about 1 kilometer. However, if it were not for the 900-meter ditch, made in order for ships to pass freely, you could walk through the waters of the Bay to the Hel Peninsula! Behind the ditch there is a shallow stretching all the way to Kuźnica on Hel.

This shoal is called in various ways – as Seagull Shoal, Tern Shoal or Seagull Groove. Seagull Shoal divides the Puck Bay into the Puck Lagoon and the Outer Puck Bay. Artificial excavation is the so-called Głębinka.

Osłonino

Osłonino is a small town with a very long and fascinating history. It was here that traces left by the first settlers of this part of Pomerania were discovered.

Archaeologists have managed to find, among other things, traces of houses, jewelry, or decorated clay vessels from several thousand years ago. We hope that the finds will one day become a tourist attraction in Osłonin. Even without their exposure, the town attracts tourists every year. This village is the perfect choice for everyone who wants to relax close to nature.

Nearby is the “Beka” nature reserve, which protects salt meadows with many species of rare plants. Osłonino is a quiet and peaceful place, without crowds of tourists and noisy attractions. The beach, although narrow, has a small pier and picturesque views. While in Osłonino, it is worth visiting the nearby castle in Rzucewo.

Oslonino/Rzucewo Cliff

Less known than the cliff in Orłowo, but equally picturesque. The active cliff of Oslonino enchants with its beauty and power. He has always attracted photographers and painters. Huge boulders lying at its foot create a lunar view. Summer vacationers took a liking to this charming corner before the Second World War. Back then, the number of tourists in the season exceeded the number of inhabitants. Later, scouts, firefighters, and camps took a liking to the camps.

Rzucewo

Rzucewo is a small fishing village just outside Osłonino.

On Cypel Rzucewski, in the long-gone times (5th-2nd century BC), there was a settlement of seal hunters. Traces of the settlement were discovered quite recently, in 1894, and since then a series of archaeological research has been carried out, thanks to which it was possible to learn more about the prehistoric inhabitants of these lands.

Of course, no buildings have survived to our times, but a small museum (the Kashubian Cottage Museum) with archaeological finds has been created on the site.

In the area of Rzucewo Cypel, the Seal Hunters’ Settlement Cultural Park was established. As part of the project, replicas of huts (including shaman’s hut), workshops and totems were recreated. On the hill, directly behind the museum, an observation platform has been built, from which there is a view of the surrounding area and the panorama of the Hel Peninsula.

Puck

Puck is an attractive city for tourists, it is one of the most interesting holiday resorts on the coast. It is characterized by the healing influences of the sea climate, clean water, clean air – filtered with the scent of iodine, as well as a sandy beach with guarded bathing areas. There is no doubt that this fact is conducive to spending free time in the summer on a sunny beach, a safe bathing beach, and for all those who want to rest, regenerate, it is a wonderful and dream holiday.

There are no age limits for sunbathing, so among the visitors there are children, adolescents, adults, even babies and the elderly, even the elderly, who enjoy the fresh sea air under the umbrella. For several years, enthusiasts and lovers of sails, windsurfing and other water sports have unlimited opportunities to use one of the best water reservoirs in Central and Eastern Europe, which is undoubtedly the Puck Bay. This is confirmed by the annually organized European and World Championships in various types of sailing and windsurfing classes.

The pier is an ideal vantage point. It offers views of the Puck ports, beaches, a large part of the church, areas with windmills and the Hel Peninsula stretching for kilometers. On the main pier there is an unusual “Bursztynia” – a round restaurant with glass walls behind which the waters of the Puck Bay extend from everywhere.

A very popular place for walks by residents of Puck and visitors from outside the city.

Time: 3 HOURS

Price: 1000 ZŁ / 333 ZŁ HOUR

Marina w Gdyni – Baza Formozy – Torpedownia na Babich Dołach – Mechelinki – Rewa Rybitwia Mielizna – Wrak – Marina w Gdyni

Marina w Gdyni

It is a base for many sailing events at the European and global level, incl. : Wind and Water Fair, Gdynia Saling Days, Tall Ship Races and many other. Gdynia’s marina – is the largest and most modern in Poland  – isthe base for all sailing events. Its unquestionable advantage is its location in the very center of the city. This is one of the most beautiful parts of Gdynia.

From early spring to late autumn, the marina is busy. Both wonderful and luxurious yachts as well as quite small and modest boats are standing here next to each other. Sailing clubs are located around Marina, where even several-year-old children can learn the secrets of sailing. And for those who discovered the love of sails a little later, sailing clubs offer a wide range of courses and charter cruises.

Baza Formozy

Military Unit 4026. The following units are located here: specialist staff at the Military Control and Measurement Test Grounds, Formoza Military Unit, staff at the Babie Doły airport beacon. Until the turn of the 1960s and 1970s, Polish Naval Hydrography Offfice was located in Formosa, now replaced by a special division of divers. The staff and students from the Training Center for Divers and Scuba Divers of the Polish Army also train here on a regular basis.

Torpedownia Babie Doły

The Babie Doły Torpedo Station is visible from the Gdynia shore and is one of the most beautiful objects for photography on the Baltic Sea. It hides a story from the Second World War. It was a torpedo research facility, and today it is a dark ruin jutting out of the sea.

The torpedo stations on the Polish coast were built by the Germans. These were the so-called torpedo research centers in occupied Poland. They were erected during World War II, and torpedoes were mounted inside. There were also practice shootings. Torpedo stations were often connected to the shore by a narrow-gauge railway, which transported torpedo components.

Babie Doły is the northernmost district of Gdynia. It is here, near the shore, that the torpedo depot was built, one of two in Poland. It was a Luftwaffe research facility. The second torpedo house was built nearby, also in Gdynia, in Oksywie – it is a district bordering on Babimi Doły. It was, in turn, the research facility of the Kriegsmarine.

Both facilities were connected by Oksywie Shore Railaway. The narrow-gauge railway was also known as the Kashubian Express. Today, apart from one car, nothing is left of it.

Mechelinki

The charming and small marina is located on the beach in Mechelinki. It is true that only a few cutters moor there, but nevertheless the marina in Mechelinki is one of the most beautiful places related to the fishing culture in Northern Kashubia.

“Rewa Cypel” Headland

“Rewa Cypel” Headland is a sandy, narrowing beach that is up to a kilometer long at low tide. The views of the Bay of Puck and Gdańsk are wonderful! Cypel separates the main beach in Rewa from the one stretching towards Mechelinki. The hallmark of this place is often quite strong winds on the headland, which makes it a great place to learn kitesurfing.

On hot days, the wind is refreshing for sunbathers. However, if you would like to hide from its blasts, it will not be a problem, because you can choose to rest behind small dunes on the eastern beach or relax on the beach from the north.

This curiosity adds even more color to Rewa Cypel! The Rewa Cypel, which was created thanks to sea currents, goes into the depths of the Bay of Puck about 1 kilometer. However, if it were not for the 900-meter ditch, made in order for ships to pass freely, you could walk through the waters of the Bay to the Hel Peninsula! Behind the ditch there is a shallow stretching all the way to Kuźnica on Hel.

This shoal is called in various ways – as Seagull Shoal, Tern Shoal or Seagull Groove. Seagull Shoal divides the Puck Bay into the Puck Lagoon and the Outer Puck Bay. Artificial excavation is the so-called Głębinka.

Tern Shoal

A deserted island on the Gdańsk Bay? Sounds strange, but nothing unusual about it. The bay is full of shallows, especially between Kuźnica on the Hel Peninsula and Rewa on the mainland. The sequence of shallows is also referred to as Tern Shoal or Seagull Groove. There is a sandy island with an area of several thousand square meters, called by local fishermen “dry rivers”.

It is the fishermen who know the most about this place. Some of them many years ago used to swim here to dry their nets. Tourists come here from time to time (for example, from the Hel Peninsula), and for many it is an extraordinary experience. To stand with a dry foot in the middle of the bay is something!

Wreck

The ship was withdrawn from service in 1966. After striking off the fleet, ORP Kujawiak was sunk at Tern Shoal, in the waters of Puck Bay, where it became a bomb testing ground.

Today, the wreck of the Kujawiak lies at a depth of 3-4 m, covered with sand halfway along the side. His kiosk protrudes above the water surface and is visible from a distance. The hull is relatively well preserved. There is a breach near the turret, large enough to swim inside. While inside, you can see what “colander” was made of Kujawiak from the moment it became a training ground.

The sun’s rays penetrate the entire mass of inlet holes, after machine gun shells. The remains of the ballast tanks are littered nearby. The whole thing, apart from divers, was adapted by the local fish, finding shelter in the interior of the ship.

Time: 4,5 Hours

Price: 1350 ZŁ / 300 ZŁ Hour

Marina w Gdyni – Formoza Base –  Hexengrund Torpedo Station – Mechelinki – Rewa – Osłonino – Rzucewo – Kuźnica – Marina w Gdyni

Marina w Gdyni

It is a base for many sailing events at the European and global level, incl. : Wind and Water Fair, Gdynia Saling Days, Tall Ship Races and many other. Gdynia’s marina – is the largest and most modern in Poland  – isthe base for all sailing events. Its unquestionable advantage is its location in the very center of the city. This is one of the most beautiful parts of Gdynia.

From early spring to late autumn, the marina is busy. Both wonderful and luxurious yachts as well as quite small and modest boats are standing here next to each other. Sailing clubs are located around Marina, where even several-year-old children can learn the secrets of sailing. And for those who discovered the love of sails a little later, sailing clubs offer a wide range of courses and charter cruises.

Formoza Base

Military Unit 4026. The following units are located here: specialist staff at the Military Control and Measurement Test Grounds, Formoza Military Unit, staff at the Babie Doły airport beacon. Until the turn of the 1960s and 1970s, Polish Naval Hydrography Offfice was located in Formosa, now replaced by a special division of divers. The staff and students from the Training Center for Divers and Scuba Divers of the Polish Army also train here on a regular basis.

Babie Doły Torpedo Station/ Hexengrund Torpedo Station

The Babie Doły Torpedo Station is visible from the Gdynia shore and is one of the most beautiful objects for photography on the Baltic Sea. It hides a story from the Second World War. It was a torpedo research facility, and today it is a dark ruin jutting out of the sea.

The torpedo stations on the Polish coast were built by the Germans. These were the so-called torpedo research centers in occupied Poland. They were erected during World War II, and torpedoes were mounted inside. There were also practice shootings. Torpedo stations were often connected to the shore by a narrow-gauge railway, which transported torpedo components.

Babie Doły is the northernmost district of Gdynia. It is here, near the shore, that the torpedo depot was built, one of two in Poland. It was a Luftwaffe research facility. The second torpedo house was built nearby, also in Gdynia, in Oksywie – it is a district bordering on Babimi Doły. It was, in turn, the research facility of the Kriegsmarine.

Both facilities were connected by Oksywie Shore Railaway. The narrow-gauge railway was also known as the Kashubian Express. Today, apart from one car, nothing is left of it.

Mechelinki

The charming and small marina is located on the beach in Mechelinki. It is true that only a few cutters moor there, but nevertheless the marina in Mechelinki is one of the most beautiful places related to the fishing culture in Northern Kashubia.

“Rewa Cypel” Headland

“Rewa Cypel” Headland is a sandy, narrowing beach that is up to a kilometer long at low tide. The views of the Bay of Puck and Gdańsk are wonderful! Cypel separates the main beach in Rewa from the one stretching towards Mechelinki.

The hallmark of this place is often quite strong winds on the headland, which makes it a great place to learn kitesurfing. On hot days, the wind is refreshing for sunbathers. However, if you would like to hide from its blasts, it will not be a problem, because you can choose to rest behind small dunes on the eastern beach or relax on the beach from the north.

This curiosity adds even more color to Rewa Cypel! The Rewa Cypel, which was created thanks to sea currents, goes into the depths of the Bay of Puck about 1 kilometer. However, if it were not for the 900-meter ditch, made in order for ships to pass freely, you could walk through the waters of the Bay to the Hel Peninsula! Behind the ditch there is a shallow stretching all the way to Kuźnica on Hel.

This shoal is called in various ways – as Seagull Shoal, Tern Shoal or Seagull Groove. Seagull Shoal divides the Puck Bay into the Puck Lagoon and the Outer Puck Bay. Artificial excavation is the so-called Głębinka.

Osłonino

Osłonino is a small town with a very long and fascinating history. It was here that traces left by the first settlers of this part of Pomerania were discovered.

Archaeologists have managed to find, among other things, traces of houses, jewelry, or decorated clay vessels from several thousand years ago. We hope that the finds will one day become a tourist attraction in Osłonin. Even without their exposure, the town attracts tourists every year. This village is the perfect choice for everyone who wants to relax close to nature. Nearby is the “Beka” nature reserve, which protects salt meadows with many species of rare plants.

Osłonino is a quiet and peaceful place, without crowds of tourists and noisy attractions. The beach, although narrow, has a small pier and picturesque views. While in Osłonino, it is worth visiting the nearby castle in Rzucewo.

Osłonino/Rzucewo Cliff

Less known than the cliff in Orłowo, but equally picturesque. The active cliff of Oslonino enchants with its beauty and power. He has always attracted photographers and painters. Huge boulders lying at its foot create a lunar view. Summer vacationers took a liking to this charming corner before the Second World War. Back then, the number of tourists in the season exceeded the number of inhabitants. Later, scouts, firefighters, and camps took a liking to the camps.

Rzucewo

Rzucewo is a small fishing village just outside Osłonino.

On Cypel Rzucewski, in the long-gone times (5th-2nd century BC), there was a settlement of seal hunters. Traces of the settlement were discovered quite recently, in 1894, and since then a series of archaeological research has been carried out, thanks to which it was possible to learn more about the prehistoric inhabitants of these lands.

Of course, no buildings have survived to our times, but a small museum (the Kashubian Cottage Museum) with archaeological finds has been created on the site.

In the area of Rzucewo Cypel, the Seal Hunters’ Settlement Cultural Park was established. As part of the project, replicas of huts (including shaman’s hut), workshops and totems were recreated. On the hill, directly behind the museum, an observation platform has been built, from which there is a view of the surrounding area and the panorama of the Hel Peninsula.

Kuźnica

Kuźnica, still in 1663, was located on an island – at that time, the Hel Peninsula was a series of islets that merged over time to form a scythe-shaped spit. When choosing accommodation by the sea, it is worth considering Kuźnica – in the vicinity of the beach, not too crowded – these are the advantages of Kuźnica.

Kuźnica, once the most populated village of the spit, today is a district of Jastarnia. It is also a popular summer resort, holidaymakers began to come here together with the construction of the railway line connecting Władysławowo with Hel in 1922. This is where the railway line runs closest to the sea shore. No wonder, the Hel Peninsula near Kuźnica is the narrowest – only 200 meters wide. Kuźnica is also a large fishing center. The local population has been fishing for centuries. And to this day, despite the strongly developing tourism, the fishing traditions are maintained in the village. The custom of the boat pilgrimage to the church of Saints Peter and Paul in Puck also survived.

The Herring March is an attraction organized in Kuźnica. It is an event promoting tourism on the Puck Bay, safe rest on the Baltic Sea and nature protection. The march is organized on a rag called Tern Shoal between Kuźnica and Rewa. Moreover, a bicycle path runs through Kuźnica.

The local beach is situated on the side of the open sea, it is fine sand, wide, and there are two passages leading to the beach from the village. To get to the beach, you need to cross the train tracks. On the beach, however, you can come across multi-colored fishing boats. Especially the shallow Pucka Bay creates great conditions for practicing windsurfing.

 From the side of Puck Bay there is a fishing port, guarded by two breakwaters, with a 3.5 hectare pool. The quay was expanded and the building of the boatswain’s office was erected. Here you can easily buy fresh fish, take advantage of the offer of many fryers and smokehouses.

Time: 4 HOURS

PRICE: 1250 ZŁ / 312,50 ZŁ HOUR

Marina w Gdyni – Formoza Base – Hexengrund Torpedo Station – Mechelinki – Rewa – Jastarnia – Marina w Gdyni

Marina w Gdyni

It is a base for many sailing events at the European and global level, incl. : Wind and Water Fair, Gdynia Saling Days, Tall Ship Races and many other. Gdynia’s marina – is the largest and most modern in Poland  – isthe base for all sailing events. Its unquestionable advantage is its location in the very center of the city. This is one of the most beautiful parts of Gdynia.

From early spring to late autumn, the marina is busy. Both wonderful and luxurious yachts as well as quite small and modest boats are standing here next to each other. Sailing clubs are located around Marina, where even several-year-old children can learn the secrets of sailing. And for those who discovered the love of sails a little later, sailing clubs offer a wide range of courses and charter cruises.

Formoza Base

Military Unit 4026. The following units are located here: specialist staff at the Military Control and Measurement Test Grounds, Formoza Military Unit, staff at the Babie Doły airport beacon. Until the turn of the 1960s and 1970s, Polish Naval Hydrography Offfice was located in Formosa, now replaced by a special division of divers. The staff and students from the Training Center for Divers and Scuba Divers of the Polish Army also train here on a regular basis.

Babie Doły Torpedo Station/ Hexengrund Torpedo Station

The Babie Doły Torpedo Station is visible from the Gdynia shore and is one of the most beautiful objects for photography on the Baltic Sea. It hides a story from the Second World War. It was a torpedo research facility, and today it is a dark ruin jutting out of the sea.

The torpedo stations on the Polish coast were built by the Germans. These were the so-called torpedo research centers in occupied Poland. They were erected during World War II, and torpedoes were mounted inside. There were also practice shootings. Torpedo stations were often connected to the shore by a narrow-gauge railway, which transported torpedo components.

Babie Doły is the northernmost district of Gdynia. It is here, near the shore, that the torpedo depot was built, one of two in Poland. It was a Luftwaffe research facility. The second torpedo house was built nearby, also in Gdynia, in Oksywie – it is a district bordering on Babimi Doły. It was, in turn, the research facility of the Kriegsmarine.

Both facilities were connected by Oksywie Shore Railaway. The narrow-gauge railway was also known as the Kashubian Express. Today, apart from one car, nothing is left of it.

Mechelinki

The charming and small marina is located on the beach in Mechelinki. It is true that only a few cutters moor there, but nevertheless the marina in Mechelinki is one of the most beautiful places related to the fishing culture in Northern Kashubia.

“Rewa Cypel” Headland

“Rewa Cypel” Headland is a sandy, narrowing beach that is up to a kilometer long at low tide. The views of the Bay of Puck and Gdańsk are wonderful! Cypel separates the main beach in Rewa from the one stretching towards Mechelinki. The hallmark of this place is often quite strong winds on the headland, which makes it a great place to learn kitesurfing.

On hot days, the wind is refreshing for sunbathers. However, if you would like to hide from its blasts, it will not be a problem, because you can choose to rest behind small dunes on the eastern beach or relax on the beach from the north.

This curiosity adds even more color to Rewa Cypel! The Rewa Cypel, which was created thanks to sea currents, goes into the depths of the Bay of Puck about 1 kilometer. However, if it were not for the 900-meter ditch, made in order for ships to pass freely, you could walk through the waters of the Bay to the Hel Peninsula! Behind the ditch there is a shallow stretching all the way to Kuźnica on Hel.

This shoal is called in various ways – as Seagull Shoal, Tern Shoal or Seagull Groove. Seagull Shoal divides the Puck Bay into the Puck Lagoon and the Outer Puck Bay. Artificial excavation is the so-called Głębinka.

Jastarnia

Jastarnia is, next to Hel and Jastrzębia Góra, the most famous summer resort in northern Poland, which was created from the merger of two settlements: Jastarnia Pucka and Boru, i.e. Jastarnia Gdańska. Currently, it also includes Kuźnica, which is a district of Jastarnia, and the most famous Polish bathing resort, Jurata.

It became a typical summer resort only in the twenties, when a railway was brought to the Peninsula. Previously, arriving at the spit was possible only by water, and the length of the journey depended on the strength and direction of the wind. Sometimes it even lasted up to 10 hours, which did not discourage tourists who, in fact, were less numerous, but equally willing to come to the peninsula.

The traditional fishing buildings that have survived in Jastarnia to this day give this place a unique character, and a walk along the fishing streets becomes an unforgettable experience for every tourist. Decorated from the tops with small chapels and images of saints, the fishermen’s huts make the tourist “go back” to the times when Jastarnia was a fishing village.

Jastarnia is not only about fishing and military, but most of all for recreation and relaxation as well as active leisure. The wide beaches encourage you to take long sunbaths and play in the golden sand, while the shallow waters of the “Little Sea” tempt all water sports enthusiasts. Kitesurfing, windsurfing, motorboat rides and water scooters are just a few attractions of Jastarnia. Local fishermen offer sightseeing cruises in the bay with traditional fishing boats, and a marina with 70 berths is prepared for those traveling with their own yacht.

Beautiful beaches, a specific climate with a high content of iodine in the air, warm waters of the Bay of Puck and the sound of the waves of the open sea create ideal conditions for rest even for the most demanding tourists.

Time: 4 HOURS

Price: 1000 ZŁ / 333 ZŁ HOUR

Marina w Gdyni – Formoza Base – Hexengrund Torpedo Station – Mechelinki – Rewa – Jastarnia – Jurata – Hel – Marina w Gdyni

Marina w Gdyni

It is a base for many sailing events at the European and global level, incl. : Wind and Water Fair, Gdynia Saling Days, Tall Ship Races and many other. Gdynia’s marina – is the largest and most modern in Poland  – isthe base for all sailing events. Its unquestionable advantage is its location in the very center of the city. This is one of the most beautiful parts of Gdynia.

From early spring to late autumn, the marina is busy. Both wonderful and luxurious yachts as well as quite small and modest boats are standing here next to each other. Sailing clubs are located around Marina, where even several-year-old children can learn the secrets of sailing. And for those who discovered the love of sails a little later, sailing clubs offer a wide range of courses and charter cruises.

Formoza Base

Military Unit 4026. The following units are located here: specialist staff at the Military Control and Measurement Test Grounds, Formoza Military Unit, staff at the Babie Doły airport beacon. Until the turn of the 1960s and 1970s, Polish Naval Hydrography Offfice was located in Formosa, now replaced by a special division of divers. The staff and students from the Training Center for Divers and Scuba Divers of the Polish Army also train here on a regular basis.

Babie Doły Torpedo Station/ Hexengrund Torpedo Station

The Babie Doły Torpedo Station is visible from the Gdynia shore and is one of the most beautiful objects for photography on the Baltic Sea. It hides a story from the Second World War. It was a torpedo research facility, and today it is a dark ruin jutting out of the sea.

The torpedo stations on the Polish coast were built by the Germans. These were the so-called torpedo research centers in occupied Poland. They were erected during World War II, and torpedoes were mounted inside. There were also practice shootings. Torpedo stations were often connected to the shore by a narrow-gauge railway, which transported torpedo components.

Babie Doły is the northernmost district of Gdynia. It is here, near the shore, that the torpedo depot was built, one of two in Poland. It was a Luftwaffe research facility. The second torpedo house was built nearby, also in Gdynia, in Oksywie – it is a district bordering on Babimi Doły. It was, in turn, the research facility of the Kriegsmarine.

Both facilities were connected by Oksywie Shore Railaway. The narrow-gauge railway was also known as the Kashubian Express. Today, apart from one car, nothing is left of it.

Mechelinki

The charming and small marina is located on the beach in Mechelinki. It is true that only a few cutters moor there, but nevertheless the marina in Mechelinki is one of the most beautiful places related to the fishing culture in Northern Kashubia.

“Rewa Cypel” Headland

“Rewa Cypel” Headland is a sandy, narrowing beach that is up to a kilometer long at low tide. The views of the Bay of Puck and Gdańsk are wonderful! Cypel separates the main beach in Rewa from the one stretching towards Mechelinki. The hallmark of this place is often quite strong winds on the headland, which makes it a great place to learn kitesurfing.

On hot days, the wind is refreshing for sunbathers. However, if you would like to hide from its blasts, it will not be a problem, because you can choose to rest behind small dunes on the eastern beach or relax on the beach from the north.

This curiosity adds even more color to Rewa Cypel! The Rewa Cypel, which was created thanks to sea currents, goes into the depths of the Bay of Puck about 1 kilometer. However, if it were not for the 900-meter ditch, made in order for ships to pass freely, you could walk through the waters of the Bay to the Hel Peninsula! Behind the ditch there is a shallow stretching all the way to Kuźnica on Hel.

This shoal is called in various ways – as Seagull Shoal, Tern Shoal or Seagull Groove. Seagull Shoal divides the Puck Bay into the Puck Lagoon and the Outer Puck Bay. Artificial excavation is the so-called Głębinka.

Jastarnia

Jastarnia is, next to Hel and Jastrzębia Góra, the most famous summer resort in northern Poland, which was created from the merger of two settlements: Jastarnia Pucka and Boru, i.e. Jastarnia Gdańska. Currently, it also includes Kuźnica, which is a district of Jastarnia, and the most famous Polish bathing resort, Jurata.

It became a typical summer resort only in the twenties, when a railway was brought to the Peninsula. Previously, arriving at the spit was possible only by water, and the length of the journey depended on the strength and direction of the wind. Sometimes it even lasted up to 10 hours, which did not discourage tourists who, in fact, were less numerous, but equally willing to come to the peninsula.

The traditional fishing buildings that have survived in Jastarnia to this day give this place a unique character, and a walk along the fishing streets becomes an unforgettable experience for every tourist. Decorated from the tops with small chapels and images of saints, the fishermen’s huts make the tourist “go back” to the times when Jastarnia was a fishing village.

Jastarnia is not only about fishing and military, but most of all for recreation and relaxation as well as active leisure. The wide beaches encourage you to take long sunbaths and play in the golden sand, while the shallow waters of the “Little Sea” tempt all water sports enthusiasts. Kitesurfing, windsurfing, motorboat rides and water scooters are just a few attractions of Jastarnia. Local fishermen offer sightseeing cruises in the bay with traditional fishing boats, and a marina with 70 berths is prepared for those traveling with their own yacht.

Beautiful beaches, a specific climate with a high content of iodine in the air, warm waters of the Bay of Puck and the sound of the waves of the open sea create ideal conditions for rest even for the most demanding tourists.

Jurata

Jurata is a place on the Baltic Sea where you can feel a breath of luxury. Nature lives in its own way here – lush thickets hang over the very seashore, reminiscent of Mediterranean landscapes on sunny days. Walks along the local beach are full of amazing views and the air is extremely clean. Jurata is located on the Hel Peninsula between Jastarnia and Hel …

Jurata is a beautiful place on the Hel Peninsula, where you can relax like nowhere else. The atmosphere of this “town in the city” (because it is only a part of Jastarnia) still has something from the 1930s, when Jurata was a real “vacation hit”. Today it is still so, with the difference that also completely normal people can afford to spend their holidays here;)

The beach in Jurata is located at the end of the promenade, i.e. ul. Międzymorze, to the open Baltic Sea. It is not very wide, about 100 m long and hidden among lush green, lush vegetation. It makes you feel at ease here and totally relax – it’s just very intimate. Even the sand pampers sunbathers here – it is tiny, clean and very bright, in the sun it looks as if it was white.

Jurata most often wins in the rankings for the favorite place on Hel, and it is hardly surprising. The unique atmosphere of the artistic 1930s mixed with modern luxury, additionally located in a beautiful place with clean air, fine light sand … The sunsets viewed from the beach in Jurata are the most beautiful on the Polish coast. You have to see them with your own eyes …

Jurata & Jastarnia Torpedo Stations
From the pier in Jurata, you can see two buildings in Gdansk Bay. They are popularly called torpedo stations, but they were really observation points thanks to which torpedoes launched from the torpedo station in Babie Doły in Gdynia were observed. To our time, there are two points left and there were three of them. A few years ago there was an idea to create a small restaurant in one of them. Tourists would be brought by boat …. Interesting idea, but nothing came of it.

For lovers of the Second World War, these buildings will certainly be an interesting attraction.

Torpedo Testing Buildings in Jurata and Jastarnia

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From the pier in Jurata, you can see two buildings in the bay.. They are popularly called torpedo stations, but actually they were observation points. Torpedoes launched from the torpedo station in Babie Doły in Gdynia were observed here. To our time, there are two points left as there were three of them. A few years ago there was an idea to create a small restaurant in one of them. Tourists would be brought by boat …. Interesting idea, but nothing came of it.

For lovers of the Second World War, these buildings will certainly be an interesting attraction.

Hel

Hel is an old Kashubian port city, but Hel is also the Hel Peninsula. The 34-kilometer long peninsula (actually a spit), resembling a scythe, has various widths.

At its base, in the vicinity of Władysławowo, the peninsula is the narrowest – about 100 meters – and in the vicinity of Hel, the widest – about 3 kilometers. On the peninsula, tourists can enjoy the uncrowded beaches by the open sea or the beaches located by the Bay of Puck.

There are also many facilities on the bay that specialize in servicing windsurfers – there are very good conditions for practicing this sport. A railway line and a road with a bicycle path run through the entire Hel Peninsula.

We can also find a seal sanctuary here. Being part of a scientific and educational academic institution, it supports the reconstruction and protection of gray seals in the southern Baltic region. The center has been in operation since 1999, although activities for the research and protection of seals started much earlier. The inspiration was a successful attempt to cure the first seal delivered for rehabilitation to the Hel facility, named Balbin.

In the sealarium, among others, behavior of seals, methods of nutrition and their diet, age, migration routes, intoxication of tissues with toxic substances, as well as the state of parasite, and identifies the most important threats and causes of death of these animals.

Getting to know the life history of seals, visitors to the seal sanctuary will learn about the problems of nature protection in the Baltic Sea. The facility staff educates and informs everyone who needs this kind of knowledge – from children to politicians. A special educational project called “Blue School”

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Marina w Gdyni – Baza Formozy – Torpedownia na Babich Dołach – Mechelinki – Rewa – Osłonino – Rzucewo – Puck – Swarzewo – Kuźnica – Jastarnia – Jurata – Hel – Marina w Gdyni

Marina w Gdyni

It is a base for many sailing events at the European and global level, incl. : Wind and Water Fair, Gdynia Saling Days, Tall Ship Races and many other. Gdynia’s marina – is the largest and most modern in Poland  – isthe base for all sailing events. Its unquestionable advantage is its location in the very center of the city. This is one of the most beautiful parts of Gdynia.

From early spring to late autumn, the marina is busy. Both wonderful and luxurious yachts as well as quite small and modest boats are standing here next to each other. Sailing clubs are located around Marina, where even several-year-old children can learn the secrets of sailing. And for those who discovered the love of sails a little later, sailing clubs offer a wide range of courses and charter cruises.

Formoza Base

Military Unit 4026. The following units are located here: specialist staff at the Military Control and Measurement Test Grounds, Formoza Military Unit, staff at the Babie Doły airport beacon. Until the turn of the 1960s and 1970s, Polish Naval Hydrography Offfice was located in Formosa, now replaced by a special division of divers. The staff and students from the Training Center for Divers and Scuba Divers of the Polish Army also train here on a regular basis.

Babie Doły Torpedo Station/ Hexengrund Torpedo Station

The Babie Doły Torpedo Station is visible from the Gdynia shore and is one of the most beautiful objects for photography on the Baltic Sea. It hides a story from the Second World War. It was a torpedo research facility, and today it is a dark ruin jutting out of the sea.

The torpedo stations on the Polish coast were built by the Germans. These were the so-called torpedo research centers in occupied Poland. They were erected during World War II, and torpedoes were mounted inside. There were also practice shootings. Torpedo stations were often connected to the shore by a narrow-gauge railway, which transported torpedo components.

Babie Doły is the northernmost district of Gdynia. It is here, near the shore, that the torpedo depot was built, one of two in Poland. It was a Luftwaffe research facility. The second torpedo house was built nearby, also in Gdynia, in Oksywie – it is a district bordering on Babimi Doły. It was, in turn, the research facility of the Kriegsmarine.

Both facilities were connected by Oksywie Shore Railaway. The narrow-gauge railway was also known as the Kashubian Express. Today, apart from one car, nothing is left of it.

Mechelinki

The charming and small marina is located on the beach in Mechelinki. It is true that only a few cutters moor there, but nevertheless the marina in Mechelinki is one of the most beautiful places related to the fishing culture in Northern Kashubia.

“Rewa Cypel” Headland

“Rewa Cypel” Headland is a sandy, narrowing beach that is up to a kilometer long at low tide. The views of the Bay of Puck and Gdańsk are wonderful! Cypel separates the main beach in Rewa from the one stretching towards Mechelinki. The hallmark of this place is often quite strong winds on the headland, which makes it a great place to learn kitesurfing.

On hot days, the wind is refreshing for sunbathers. However, if you would like to hide from its blasts, it will not be a problem, because you can choose to rest behind small dunes on the eastern beach or relax on the beach from the north.

This curiosity adds even more color to Rewa Cypel! The Rewa Cypel, which was created thanks to sea currents, goes into the depths of the Bay of Puck about 1 kilometer. However, if it were not for the 900-meter ditch, made in order for ships to pass freely, you could walk through the waters of the Bay to the Hel Peninsula! Behind the ditch there is a shallow stretching all the way to Kuźnica on Hel.

This shoal is called in various ways – as Seagull Shoal, Tern Shoal or Seagull Groove. Seagull Shoal divides the Puck Bay into the Puck Lagoon and the Outer Puck Bay. Artificial excavation is the so-called Głębinka.

Osłonino

Osłonino is a small town with a very long and fascinating history. It was here that traces left by the first settlers of this part of Pomerania were discovered.

Archaeologists have managed to find, among other things, traces of houses, jewelry, or decorated clay vessels from several thousand years ago. We hope that the finds will one day become a tourist attraction in Osłonin. Even without their exposure, the town attracts tourists every year. This village is the perfect choice for everyone who wants to relax close to nature. Nearby is the “Beka” nature reserve, which protects salt meadows with many species of rare plants. Osłonino is a quiet and peaceful place, without crowds of tourists and noisy attractions. The beach, although narrow, has a small pier and picturesque views. While in Osłonino, it is worth visiting the nearby castle in Rzucewo.

Oslonino/Rzucewo Cliff

Less known than the cliff in Orłowo, but equally picturesque. The active cliff of Oslonino enchants with its beauty and power. He has always attracted photographers and painters. Huge boulders lying at its foot create a lunar view. Summer vacationers took a liking to this charming corner before the Second World War. Back then, the number of tourists in the season exceeded the number of inhabitants. Later, scouts, firefighters, and camps took a liking to the camps.

Rzucewo

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Rzucewo is a small fishing village just outside Osłonino.

On Cypel Rzucewski, in the long-gone times (5th-2nd century BC), there was a settlement of seal hunters. Traces of the settlement were discovered quite recently, in 1894, and since then a series of archaeological research has been carried out, thanks to which it was possible to learn more about the prehistoric inhabitants of these lands.

Of course, no buildings have survived to our times, but a small museum (the Kashubian Cottage Museum) with archaeological finds has been created on the site.

In the area of Rzucewo Cypel, the Seal Hunters’ Settlement Cultural Park was established. As part of the project, replicas of huts (including shaman’s hut), workshops and totems were recreated. On the hill, directly behind the museum, an observation platform has been built, from which there is a view of the surrounding area and the panorama of the Hel Peninsula.

Puck

Puck is an attractive city for tourists, it is one of the most interesting holiday resorts on the coast. It is characterized by the healing influences of the sea climate, clean water, clean air – filtered with the scent of iodine, as well as a sandy beach with guarded bathing areas. There is no doubt that this fact is conducive to spending free time in the summer on a sunny beach, a safe bathing beach, and for all those who want to rest, regenerate, it is a wonderful and dream holiday.

There are no age limits for sunbathing, so among the visitors there are children, adolescents, adults, even babies and the elderly, even the elderly, who enjoy the fresh sea air under the umbrella. For several years, enthusiasts and lovers of sails, windsurfing and other water sports have unlimited opportunities to use one of the best water reservoirs in Central and Eastern Europe, which is undoubtedly the Puck Bay. This is confirmed by the annually organized European and World Championships in various types of sailing and windsurfing classes.

The pier is an ideal vantage point. It offers views of the Puck ports, beaches, a large part of the church, areas with windmills and the Hel Peninsula stretching for kilometers. On the main pier there is an unusual “Bursztynia” – a round restaurant with glass walls behind which the waters of the Puck Bay extend from everywhere.

A very popular place for walks by residents of Puck and visitors from outside the city.

Swarzewo

Swarzewo is a large fishing and tourist village located on the Bay of Puck, between Puck and Władysławowo. In Swarzewo, there is a fishing harbor with a pier, a summer swimming pool, a windsurfing school and a water equipment rental. There is a marina at the pier where you can moor a canoe or a sailboat.

The church in Swarzewo, dating from the end of the 19th century, is a famous sanctuary of Our Lady, Queen of the Polish Sea. In the main altar, behind the image of the Madonna enthroned with the Child, which is being raised, there is a wooden statue of Our Lady, patron saint of fishermen (first half of the 15th century). In addition, there is a small fishing open-air museum in Swarzewo, the remains of a forest sunk in the bay and archaeological excavations dating back to 2.5 thousand years.

Swarzewo is a rest in silence, without the hustle and bustle of the city and exhaust fumes. When going on holiday in Swarzewo, it is worth taking a bicycle with you – the Puck – Hel bicycle path runs through Swarzewo. You can also use horseback riding. Swarzewo is a good starting point for organizing attractive car trips on the Gdańsk Coast – from Swarzewo close to Władysławowo, Puck and even the Tri-City. In Swarzewo, there are several shops, small eateries, there are places where we can taste fresh fish straight from the catch of local fishermen. Accommodations in Swarzewo are usually guesthouses, holiday centers, apartments and guest rooms.

Chałupy

CHAŁUPY is a popular summer resort located on the Hel Peninsula, only 8 km from the center of Władysławowo. Once a fishing village, it gradually began to turn into a popular seaside resort.

Today, Chałupy is a quiet summer resort and a recognized kite and windsurfing center. Chałupy, due to its location on the quiet and shallow Puck Bay, is a wonderful place to learn these sports. There are many schools and equipment rentals here. Tourists are welcomed by a clean, wide and sandy beach that is never crowded.

Kuźnica

Kuźnica, still in 1663, was located on an island – at that time, the Hel Peninsula was a series of islets that merged over time to form a scythe-shaped spit. When choosing accommodation by the sea, it is worth considering Kuźnica – in the vicinity of the beach, not too crowded – these are the advantages of Kuźnica. Kuźnica, once the most populated village of the spit, today is a district of Jastarnia.

It is also a popular summer resort, holidaymakers began to come here together with the construction of the railway line connecting Władysławowo with Hel in 1922. This is where the railway line runs closest to the sea shore. No wonder, the Hel Peninsula near Kuźnica is the narrowest – only 200 meters wide. Kuźnica is also a large fishing center. The local population has been fishing for centuries. And to this day, despite the strongly developing tourism, the fishing traditions are maintained in the village.

The custom of the boat pilgrimage to the church of Saints Peter and Paul in Puck also survived. The Herring March is an attraction organized in Kuźnica. It is an event promoting tourism on the Puck Bay, safe rest on the Baltic Sea and nature protection. The march is organized on a rag called Rybitwia Mielizną between Kuźnica and Rewa. Moreover, a bicycle path runs through Kuźnica.

The local beach is situated on the side of the open sea, it is fine sand, wide, and there are two passages leading to the beach from the village. To get to the beach, you need to cross the train tracks. On the beach, however, you can come across multi-colored fishing boats. Especially the shallow Pucka Bay creates great conditions for practicing windsurfing.

 From the side of Zatoka Pucka there is a fishing port, guarded by two breakwaters, with a 3.5 hectare pool. The quay was expanded and the building of the boatswain’s office was erected. Here you can easily buy fresh fish, take advantage of the offer of many fryers and smokehouses.

Jastarnia

Jastarnia is, next to Hel and Jastrzębia Góra, the most famous summer resort in northern Poland, which was created from the merger of two settlements: Jastarnia Pucka and Boru, i.e. Jastarnia Gdańska. Currently, it also includes Kuźnica, which is a district of Jastarnia, and the most famous Polish bathing resort, Jurata.

It became a typical summer resort only in the twenties, when a railway was brought to the Peninsula. Previously, arriving at the spit was possible only by water, and the length of the journey depended on the strength and direction of the wind. Sometimes it even lasted up to 10 hours, which did not discourage tourists who, in fact, were less numerous, but equally willing to come to the peninsula.

The traditional fishing buildings that have survived in Jastarnia to this day give this place a unique character, and a walk along the fishing streets becomes an unforgettable experience for every tourist. Decorated from the tops with small chapels and images of saints, the fishermen’s huts make the tourist “go back” to the times when Jastarnia was a fishing village.

Jastarnia is not only about fishing and military, but most of all for recreation and relaxation as well as active leisure. The wide beaches encourage you to take long sunbaths and play in the golden sand, while the shallow waters of the “Little Sea” tempt all water sports enthusiasts. Kitesurfing, windsurfing, motorboat rides and water scooters are just a few attractions of Jastarnia. Local fishermen offer sightseeing cruises in the bay with traditional fishing boats, and a marina with 70 berths is prepared for those traveling with their own yacht.

Beautiful beaches, a specific climate with a high content of iodine in the air, warm waters of the Bay of Puck and the sound of the waves of the open sea create ideal conditions for rest even for the most demanding tourists.

Jurata

Jurata is a place on the Baltic Sea where you can feel a breath of luxury. Nature lives in its own way here – lush thickets hang over the very seashore, reminiscent of Mediterranean landscapes on sunny days. Walks along the local beach are full of amazing views and the air is extremely clean. Jurata is located on the Hel Peninsula between Jastarnia and Hel …

Jurata is a beautiful place on the Hel Peninsula, where you can relax like nowhere else. The atmosphere of this “town in the city” (because it is only a part of Jastarnia) still has something from the 1930s, when Jurata was a real “vacation hit”. Today it is still so, with the difference that also completely normal people can afford to spend their holidays here;)

The beach in Jurata is located at the end of the promenade, i.e. ul. Międzymorze, to the open Baltic Sea. It is not very wide, about 100 m long and hidden among lush green, lush vegetation. It makes you feel at ease here and totally relax – it’s just very intimate. Even the sand pampers sunbathers here – it is tiny, clean and very bright, in the sun it looks as if it was white.

Jurata most often wins in the rankings for the favorite place on Hel, and it is hardly surprising. The unique atmosphere of the artistic 1930s mixed with modern luxury, additionally located in a beautiful place with clean air, fine light sand … The sunsets viewed from the beach in Jurata are the most beautiful on the Polish coast. You have to see them with your own eyes …

Jurata & Jastarnia Torpedo Stations

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From the pier in Jurata, you can see two buildings in Gdansk Bay. They are popularly called torpedo stations, but they were really observation points thanks to which torpedoes launched from the torpedo station in Babie Doły in Gdynia were observed. To our time, there are two points left and there were three of them. A few years ago there was an idea to create a small restaurant in one of them. Tourists would be brought by boat …. Interesting idea, but nothing came of it.

For lovers of the Second World War, these buildings will certainly be an interesting attraction.

Hel

Hel is an old Kashubian port city, but Hel is also the Hel Peninsula. The 34-kilometer long peninsula (actually a spit), resembling a scythe, has various widths.

At its base, in the vicinity of Władysławowo, the peninsula is the narrowest – about 100 meters – and in the vicinity of Hel, the widest – about 3 kilometers. On the peninsula, tourists can enjoy the uncrowded beaches by the open sea or the beaches located by the Bay of Puck.

There are also many facilities on the bay that specialize in servicing windsurfers – there are very good conditions for practicing this sport. A railway line and a road with a bicycle path run through the entire Hel Peninsula.

We can also find a seal sanctuary here. Being part of a scientific and educational academic institution, it supports the reconstruction and protection of gray seals in the southern Baltic region. The center has been in operation since 1999, although activities for the research and protection of seals started much earlier. The inspiration was a successful attempt to cure the first seal delivered for rehabilitation to the Hel facility, named Balbin.

In the sealarium, among others, behavior of seals, methods of nutrition and their diet, age, migration routes, intoxication of tissues with toxic substances, as well as the state of parasite, and identifies the most important threats and causes of death of these animals.

Getting to know the life history of seals, visitors to the seal sanctuary will learn about the problems of nature protection in the Baltic Sea. The facility staff educates and informs everyone who needs this kind of knowledge – from children to politicians. A special educational project called “Blue School”