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Address: Hel Peninsula, Poland
Phone Number: 606282524
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Activities: Wind-surfing

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Hel, paradise

beautiful place, nice clean beach and is home to the famous - Seal Sanctuary in Hel (Fokarium w Helu) which is a public aquarium. Entry is 5zl or 1 Euro, the money goes towards... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Krakow, Poland
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Hel is a nice peninsula, however, an access is horrible. If you wish to stay for at least one hour in a traffic jam, Hel is a right place during august. Besides traffic jam, it is difficult to find a parking place - parking lots are full. Train or bike are much better choices.

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Krakow, Poland
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

beautiful place, nice clean beach and is home to the famous - Seal Sanctuary in Hel (Fokarium w Helu) which is a public aquarium. Entry is 5zl or 1 Euro, the money goes towards preservation and welfare of the resident seals that live here. Very nice to see cute seals in the aquarium. Can see that they are well taken... More 

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Madrid, España
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31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

- You can get there by train from Gdansk (via Gdynia) as the cheapest option BUT it is a hard trip that takes 2,5 hours. The best option is to take a ferry boat from GDANSK (or Gdynia or Sopot). A bit more expensive (60zl an adult) but also a bit faster (less than 2 hours) and much more beautiful.... More 

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Skierniewice, Poland
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138 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

An amazing area with lots of military history, other than that very little to do in Hel itself but plenty of water activities along the peninsular and great beaches.

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Laarne, Belgium
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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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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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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
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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