There are four lakes in the park, two large and two small. They are shallow lagoons that started life as bays and were gradually cut off from the sea by the sandbar. With densely overgrown, almost inaccessible marshy shores, they provide a habitat for about 250 species of birds, which live here either permanently or seasonally. Large parts of the lake shores have been made into strict no-access reserves, safe from human interference.
About 16km long and 71 sq km in area, Lake Łebsko is the biggest in Pomerania and the third largest in Poland, after Śniardwy and Mamry in Masuria. It’s steadily shrinking as a result of the movement of the dunes, the growth of weeds and silting.