The Polish seaside is a very popular summer destination for Polish tourists, in particular the resorts in the region north of Gdansk get very busy during the summer time, with temperatures often reaching 30 degrees.
The most popular resorts are Sopot, Międzyzdroje, Kołobrzeg, Łeba, Władysławowo, Hel, Jastarnia, Darlowo, Mielno and Rewal. The coastline is over 200 miles long.
What are the seaside resorts like? My first impression is that they are more wild and disorganised than resorts in the UK, accommodation often available from private landlords in extensions which have been put up in the back garden, sandy beaches, pine forests, dunes, flat landscape (not rocky cliffs). Summer market places selling sun glasses, hats, tshirts. Good night life with open bars and dancing. Seaside sports like surfing, wind surfing, kite surfing, sailing, swimming.
Seaside Accommodation and Hotels
We have often travelled to the coast without booking accommodation, during the summer months most of the locals make space to take in visitors, if you walk round the centre, in between restaurants, shops, holiday stalls and places selling sunglasses, you will find signs like ‘Pokoje’ (rooms) advertising availability.
The Sofitel Grand in Sopot is a five star hotel and offers the most refined lodging in the area, lavish, elegant with sea views, near the beach and city centre, adjacent to Europe’s oldest wooden pier.