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Address: Hel Peninsula, Poland
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Activities: Wind-surfing

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Amazing place to visit

Tucked out of the way is this lovely piece of coast. Lovely restaurants and a good walk along the prom. Really enjoyed my visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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Laarne, Belgium
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Let's be honest. The name is part of the reason why so many people visit (and it gets even better if you manage to snap an instagram shot with bus 666 driving up and down the peninsula). Other than that, it is a pretty nice place in itself, though not unique for the Baltic coast. Walking will consume most of... More 

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Surrey, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Tucked out of the way is this lovely piece of coast. Lovely restaurants and a good walk along the prom. Really enjoyed my visit.

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Wellingborough, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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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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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56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 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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14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

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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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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Address: Address: Hel Peninsula, Poland
Location: Europe  >  Poland  >  Northern Poland  >  Baltic Coast

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