Poland is located in the heart of Europe with the access to one see – the Baltic. The Polish coastline is much longer (770 km) than the maritime border of the country (440 km). There are two bays: Pomeranian and Gdańska. Baltic has in majority of places beautiful white sandy beaches but in some parts, cliff coasts can also be found. There are 4 big cities at the coast. Gdańsk Sopot and Gdynia create one huge urban area called Tri-city. Świnoujście is also usually visited in connection to Szczecin city sightseeing. This is why in practice there are 3 big tourist centres at the Baltic Sea. Below you will find a description of all these interesting agglomerations prepared for us by ITS Poland, renowned and successful Polish travel agent.
5 most interesting Polish seaside cities by ITS Polish travel agent
Gdańsk, Sopot and Gdynia are often regarded by Poles as one big city. It is a mistake as in reality they are three very different cities in the character. Gdańsk with its over one thousand years history and Hanseatic origin tempts mainly with its Old Town and historic monuments. It also invites tourists to very modern and huge Museum of WWI, European Solidarity Centre and Amber Museum. Tourists will also find here many high-quality hotels and an excellent gastronomy base. Sopot is a typical seaside resort, open to the sea and with a small-town character. It boasts the longest wooden pier in the world, beautiful resort park along the coast and luxurious hotels, restaurants and clubs. Gdynia has totally different origin and it is the youngest of the three. It was designed as a harbour city and is full of architectonical pearls of the beginning of the 20th century. Currently, it mainly tempts tourists with the city beach, modern Emigration Museum, Experiment Science Centre and aquarium. In common they create mesmerizing and lively destination, perfect for some shorter or longer city breaks. ITS Polish travel agent also advices to visit top attractions of Tri-city vicinity such as UNESCO World Heritage List Malbork Castle or Elbląg Canal (next Polish candidate to the UNESCO List) or Stutthof Nazi German Concentration Camp Museum.
It is situated in the central part of the coast. The origins of Kołobrzeg success are connected with medical resort roots of the location. Kołobrzeg area is rich in healing bog deposits that has been used for various medical treatments and are called the black gold of Kołobrzeg. Bog is a type of peat which is rich in substances with antibacterial, nutritional and anti-inflammatory effects. Tourists in Kołobrzeg appreciate diverse hotel and sanatorium base, beautiful and huge resort park that stretches along Kołobrzeg beach and the harbour attractions. The city can also boast the pier, lighthouse and aquapark, Museum of Polish Arms and Pomerania Amusement Park. ITS Polish travel agent also says it is a must to visit Hortulus Gardens near Kołobrzeg as they are spectacular gardens and labyrinth complex in close proximity of Kołobrzeg.
For majority of international tourists visiting Poland, Świnoujście is inextricably linked with its bigger neighbour Szczecin, divided only by Szczecin Lagoon and Dąbie Lake. Świnoujście itself boasts beautiful wide and white sandy beaches, good hotel base, the highest lighthouse at Polish Baltic coast and Prussian fortifications. Szczecin on the other hand delights with star shaped urban layout, the new and surprising Philharmonics Building, Breakthrough Centre, magnificent and proud Wały Chrobrego Promenade, Ducal Castle and Underground Bunkers. It is also famous for tall sailing ships rallies that are organized every year in summer. Attractions of both cities joined together created really interesting compound destination for international tourists. ITS Polish travel agent also advices to visit the crooked forest, turquoise lake and the underground town at Wolin Island located close to the 2 cities.
Summing up, Polish seaside resorts have really much to offer for tourists that want to relax and sightsee at the Baltic Sea. ITS Polish travel agent especially recommends visiting Tri-city area and also Świnoujście with Szczecin cities. They provide a lot of attractions that can easily fill any group’s itinerary. If you need any planning or organizational assistance in your next groups trip, feel welcome to contact ITS Poland our checked Polish travel agent. The professional trip advisors there will be happy to prepare your Polish adventure.