Welcome to Hel Peninsula
Located north of the Tri-City, the Hel Peninsula (Półwysep Helski) is a 34km-long, crescent-shaped sandbank arcing out into the Baltic Sea. A mere 300m wide at the base, it’s no wider than 500m for most of its length, though it does expand out to around 3km at the end to accommodate the ‘capital’ Hel. Reaching just 23m above sea level, much of the landscape is covered with trees – picturesque, wind-deformed pines predominate.
Hel is a popular day trip from Gdańsk, though many Poles come here for beach holidays in summer. However, even at the height of the season (July to August) finding a secluded stretch of sand is not difficult.