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Address: Hel Peninsula, Poland
Phone Number: 606282524
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
nige4554
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

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5 of 5 stars 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!

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Thank Tadas V
Kaiserslautern, Germany
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4 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank EvaF2Eva
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank AndyIsobel
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4 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank kasia e
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5 of 5 stars 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 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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4 of 5 stars 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.

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2 Thank KathyPiaskowy
Bratislava, Slovakia
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3 of 5 stars 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.

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Krakow, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

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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1 Thank IndiangirlinPoland
Madrid, España
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

- 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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