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“Hel and back.... What a trip!!!”
Review of Hel

Hel
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

We took the 11 o'clock ferry from Sopot pier and arrived in Hel at 12:15 after a crossing on a very calm Baltic. The town is fantastic with many small shops for souvenirs, bars and restaurants. We followed the trail through the forest to the other side of Hel which has a long golden beach and is stunning. The sun shone and we enjoyed our 4 hours on the peninsula before returning for the 17:00 ferry back to Sopot. A must whilst visiting Sopt, Gdansk or Gydnia.

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Reviewed 21 August 2016

We spent a week in Hel, Poland, located at the far north of Poland into the Baltic Sea. It was busy with lots of cars on such a small peninsular, get the time wrong you will suffer many hours in the traffic. We camped on the furthest possible point, Hel Camp, busy but clean and well resourced. Hel centre was a typical seaside resort, restaurants, fishing, seal attraction and lots to do. We had great weather but it would be cold and difficult if it were bad facing 2 sides of water and weather. A great week but would not have a reason to return. Good food, interesting history and furthest point north of Poland.

1  Thank nige4554
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Reviewed 4 July 2016

A friend recommended Hel as a half-day trip during our vacation in Sopot. We're happy we took his advice on "going to Hel and back".

Great town for people watching, restaurants and taking in the natural beauty.

A haven for kite boarders and wind surfers. I've never seen so many in one place!

Thank Tadas V
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Reviewed 5 May 2016

Beach in Hel is not the best I have seen, sand is not as white and water is not as clear as for example in Sopot, but it is definitely worth to visit. In combination with walking from downtown through the forest it was a nice experience and a chance to see another face of Baltic nature.

Thank EvaF2Eva
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Reviewed 23 April 2016

Visited the town by a 50 minute train journey from Puck which gave us a chance to see the scenery from an elevated position.On arrival we walked through the well signposted woods to the very sandy big beach and returned to town on a buggy that was advertising trips to WW2 installations as Hel had a prominent military history.The town itself also has a good beach and a pretty harbour.Numerous pubs and street cafes to watch the world go by as well as the usual tourist shops.You got to buy a fridge magnet with HEL on!!
We paid a 10 minute visit to the focarium which was enough time but at only 5zl the money was going to a good cause.The town was relatively busy when we visited with not everything opened up but would imagine in the Summer months it will be heaving.

Thank AndyIsobel
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