The biggest attraction of Slowinski National Park in the Pomeranian Voivodeship are moving sand dunes and fantastic, wide, sandy beach. Park area characterize large pine woods, moraine hills and shallow lakes – the only saline lakes in Poland. The largest lake is Łebsko Lake – it’s 16.4 km long and 7.6 km wide. Seven rivers flow through the Slowinski National Park – the biggest is Łeba River, which goes through Łeba town.
The most numerous and frequent animals in the park are birds, but you may also meet moose, deer, wild boar and marine mammals such as seals and porpoise.
Beach and sandy dunes are not the only attractions of the Park – there’s sacred Kashubians Mountain, Rowokół; lighthouse in Czołpino, open-air village museum in Kluki and old german missile testing area (where missiles Rheintochter and Rheinbote were tested; also Wernher von Braun was working there). Slowinski National Park offers lots of trails for hiking, cycling and kayaking enthusiasts.
The easiest way to visit Slowinski National Park is to get to Łeba town – from there it is about 7 km to the park. Road goes through nice pine forest along the coast and is closed for cars. You can have a nice walk, hop on tourist mini-bus or rent a cheap bicycle (there are different options – from regular bicycles, through tandems to bicycles for 4 people). It takes about 40 minutes to cycle to the park. The path goes next to World War II german missile testing area which is open for visitors. In Rąbka there’s simple pier and observation tower with great views. Don’t forget to take some money with you, because there’s entrance fee to the park!
On the route back it’s worth to stop in Łeba to have a nice fish and chips in one of the local restaurants – they claim the fish is freshly catched.
If you plan short , quiet and stress-free holidays next to the baltic sea, Łeba and Slowinski National Park are excellent destination – town is full of campsites, hotels, bars and restaurants, so there’s something for everybody. And believe us – this place is fantastic!