Hel Peninsula in Poland

Hel Lighthouse

Hel Lighthouse

Of 34 Kilometers, Hel was the center of the herring trade in the 12th century. The Hel city at the tip of the Hel Peninsula leads you to Pucka Bay and Baltic Sea which are on both its sides. This place has beautiful beaches, where you can rest your toes in soft sands that feels like silk and you can run along the shores where pretty resorts are intermittently located. Many authors, artists, rich professionals come here for a short getaway between the times of WWI and WWII. Jurata has many vacationers as well as settlements. On the seaside resort, there is an old fishing village called Kuznica. The heart of the municipality is Jastarnia. If you enjoy sailing, or even wind surfing, at the right time and weather, you can find these activities very fun. History buffs may want to explore its old Kazubian culture. A tip about the peak season if you cannot avoid is to make prior bookings and reservations. Otherwise, try to experience the haven where Hel has to offer in the low season during months of June or September. It is best to avoid the wintry months as there are extra strong winds during this period.

Kuznica

Fishing Houses in Hel

Fishing Houses in Hel

This is a very popular seaside resort in Poland. It is also a part of Jastarnia. You can find Kuznica just between Chalupy and Jastarnia on the southern Baltic Sea. This is northern Poland and mostly the inhabitants are Kashubians. These Kasubian speaking Poles are mostly into tourism and fishery. When you are visiting hel, there are some basic things you must really check out. For example, the memorial to the 1939 defence during the Nazi invasion, the museum of fishery, the Fokarium, the 42 meters high brick lighthouse and the 19th century half-timbered Fishing Houses. The ul Wiejska is the street to see these special houses all at once. If you had enough of the sun-kissed look after the sunbathing session on the beach, go to the center off the beach to the Fokarium. This signature place is where you can see Baltic grey seals, watch out for the feeding time from 11am to 3pm. The highlight of the Museum of Fishery is its old structure that dates back to the 1402s. it is the oldest building and it used to be a Gothic Church. Be it boat-building techniques, or just checking out the collection of old fishing boats, here you can find dioramas and simply going up to the tower for a great breathtaking views over the town, the Gulf of Gdansk and the peninsula.

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