Welcome to Słowiński National Park
A big attraction for nature lovers on the Pomeranian coast, the 186-sq-km Słowiński National Park extends for 33km between Łeba and Rowy. The park is mostly made up of lakes, the two largest being Łebsko and Gardno, both encircled by peat bog, meadows and woods. All of the lakes 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 lakeshores have been made into strict no-access reserves, safe from human interference. By far the best time to come here is in late spring and summer. In 1977 the park was placed on Unesco’s list of World Biosphere Reserves.