The Hel Peninsula is a scythe-shaped environmental landscape unique in Europe. At the narrowest point (in Jastarnia town) it is only 150 m wide. From the north, Hel Peninsula is surrounded by the Baltic Sea, from south by the warmer waters of Bay of Puck. Along the peninsula runs the railway line. Passengers of the train can enjoy the beautiful coastal scenery – more perceptive tourists will notice the sea shore on the left and right side at the same time.
Puck Bay waters are a paradise for windsurfers and kite surfers. The beautiful, sandy beaches of the peninsula attract thousands of tourists every year.The largest city in the Hel Peninsula, Hel, offers many attractions such as: Seal Centre, numerous military relics from World War II (artillery positions, observation towers, Polish and German fortifications, bunkers and shelters) and the Lighthouse. Strengthening stone breakwaters and submerged wrecks are great attractions for divers. An interesting fact is that in the shaded forest , far from the city center, Polish President has summer residence.
You can get to Hel Peninsula by car, train and water bus from Gdynia City. For a few hours visit, we recommend a water bus, which runs 1.5 hours. Train from Gdynia takes about 2 hours, travel by car in the season unfortunately can last much longer. Hel Peninsula has a whole wide range of accommodation from campsites, through pensions and the very exclusive hotels.