Hel Peninsula: a journey to the strip of land on the Baltic Sea

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hel peninsula poland

Journey to discover the Hel peninsula, what to see in the narrow strip of sandy land washed by the Baltic Sea.

Where is Hel Peninsula

In northern Poland, between the Bay of Puck and the Baltic Sea, is the narrow Hel Peninsula, about 35 kilometers long, with a maximum width reaches 500 meters in the central part, and 3 km in the final part.

From the town of Wladyslawowo, the coast, the town of Hel, on the tip, a railway and a highway, crossing the peninsula between campsites, tourist villages and seaside resorts with beautiful sandy beaches, as Jurata, Jastarnia and Chalupy.

What to see in Hel

Hel’s village is a typical place of sea with the fishermen’s houses, the harbor, where there are ferries to Gdansk and Gdynia, many locals eat freshly caught fish or buy items of amber which, once, were rich the coasts of the Baltic Sea.

Hel is surrounded 270 degrees by the sea and is home to a structure called Fokarium dedicated to the repopulation and care of seals in the Baltic Sea. From the historical point of view, because of its strategic location on the peninsula were built many fortifications in the period that followed the First World War, until the end of World War II, a museum and some remains of stations are evidence.