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Hel Peninsula, Poland
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Type: Beaches, Resort Communities
Activities: Wind-surfing
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Gloucs UK
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89 reviews 89 reviews
41 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Worth getting the ferry to Hel from Sopot for the Seal Sanctuary alone. Time your visit to coincide with feeding times: 11am and 2pm, when the seals do their clever tricks too. Entry is only 5zl, BUT make sure you have 5zl pieces or get change (from notes) from the right-hand machine at the entrance before joining the queue, as... More

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Guelph, Canada
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Best way to enjoy the trip is to start off with a ferry ride. You get to enjoy the sea and then enjoy the land. The town is very touristy, but quaint and fun. The beaches are fantastic, although there are some jelly fish. On the way to the beach you can pass through all the WWII bunkers and guard... More

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Sydney, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Wow what a pleasant surprise Hel was in Poland. The beach was as good as an Australian beach. The little beach stalls are great and one restaurant was suburb. Every thing is much cheaper there as well especially the amber. Loved the place and would go again

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127 reviews 127 reviews
52 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

The best way to Hel is via the ferry, about 40 zloty return. You will need at least 3-4 hours on the peninsula. We went to the seal sanctuary at feeding time, there is a very small entrance fee.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I really liked the place and it's very nice and all. But I was told that it would have been amazing and honestly it wasn't. Maybe I had to many expectations. Anyhow the ride to get there is quite nice, and once there you can visit the place where the seals are, so you can see them eating. After we... More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

On the peninsula and also along the northern Polish coast nearby (Jastrzebia Góra, Karwia, Debki…) are some of the most spectacular, broad, long and white, clean beaches; behind the woods are fairy tale style, with heather and mushrooms… You don't have to be a surver to feel like in paradise there but may as well enjoy long walks, bathing and... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2011

Here you can arrive being on a vacation in Jurata or Jastarnia. Worth seeing but for a short journey. It is possible get to Hel town by bicycle or train. Interesting to try to taste the fish straight from the sea and sight seeing. For one day journey.

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