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Hel

Hel Peninsula, Poland
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Type: Beaches, Resort Communities
Activities: Wind-surfing
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Wellingborough, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Hel, alongside Jastarnia, are very beautiful calm tourist destination, with clean, beautiful, white sandy beaches. The summer is very warm and even when it's raining, there is plenty of tourist attractions and other things to do. Hel overall is in a very natural environment, covered by a wide forest and sand dunes. There is a beautiful red lighthouse to see,... More

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Opava, Czech Republic
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

On a hot day it is the best thing you can do. Take a 2-hour ferry ride, which itself is a special experience for "landlockers" as the sea was pretty rough. Btw, the only thing that helped was lying down on the couchette. But we were rewarded by awesome beach. If you prefer quiet and virgin beaches, walk to the... More

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Gloucs UK
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89 reviews 89 reviews
41 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
54 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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
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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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Berlin
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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