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Address: Hel Peninsula, Poland
Phone Number: 606282524

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Nice Town. Too turistic for my likes

The town was nice but way too packed, guess summer is not the best time to visit... The forts and bunkers had historic interest and free to enter. I just couldn't cope with the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 7, 2016
Joel M
Warsaw, Poland
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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

The town was nice but way too packed, guess summer is not the best time to visit... The forts and bunkers had historic interest and free to enter. I just couldn't cope with the thousands of tourists there, it was too much.

Thank Joel M
Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

We took the 11 o'clock ferry from Sopot pier and arrived in Hel at 12:15 after a crossing on a very calm Baltic. The town is fantastic with many small shops for souvenirs, bars and restaurants. We followed the trail through the forest to the other side of Hel which has a long golden beach and is stunning. The sun... More 

Thank Carole M
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

We spent a week in Hel, Poland, located at the far north of Poland into the Baltic Sea. It was busy with lots of cars on such a small peninsular, get the time wrong you will suffer many hours in the traffic. We camped on the furthest possible point, Hel Camp, busy but clean and well resourced. Hel centre was... More 

Thank nige4554
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

A friend recommended Hel as a half-day trip during our vacation in Sopot. We're happy we took his advice on "going to Hel and back". Great town for people watching, restaurants and taking in the natural beauty. A haven for kite boarders and wind surfers. I've never seen so many in one place!

Thank Tadas V
Kaiserslautern, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2016

Beach in Hel is not the best I have seen, sand is not as white and water is not as clear as for example in Sopot, but it is definitely worth to visit. In combination with walking from downtown through the forest it was a nice experience and a chance to see another face of Baltic nature.

Thank EvaF2Eva
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2016

Visited the town by a 50 minute train journey from Puck which gave us a chance to see the scenery from an elevated position.On arrival we walked through the well signposted woods to the very sandy big beach and returned to town on a buggy that was advertising trips to WW2 installations as Hel had a prominent military history.The town... More 

Thank AndyIsobel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2015

Hel peninsula is beautiful and offers a lot of attractions for the whole family. Beautiful small town offers a little bit of everything for all. The beaches are clean and nice, lots of beautiful spots for pictures and fun events for all. Lots of great food options too! One bad thing is the traffic jams. There is only 1 road... More 

Thank kasia e
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

We went by a tour boat from Gdynia to Hel and enjoyed the ride and Hel itself. Despite the heavy rain we had fun and walked through little town with many Interesting sites. Visiting fokarium and watching seals being fed was the highlight of our trip. Great place and worth seeing it. You can also rent bikes and ride on... More 

Thank Halifaxrealtor
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2015

A small, cosy holiday resort at the end of Poland. Beautiful beaches. Also a unique occasion for the fans of the WWII, as lots of old ruins from that time still to discover.

2 Thank KathyPiaskowy
Bratislava, Slovakia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2015

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.

1 Thank Olga K

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