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Holidays in Świnoujście, Poland

More and more holidaymakers are opting for a holiday in Świnoujście at the very top of the north on the island of Usedom. In the seaside resort near the German-Polish border, the tourist infrastructure has improved extremely in recent years. Poland’s largest seaside resort has much more to offer than sun, sea and beach. Of course, the beach is one of the main reasons for many tourists to spend their holidays in Świnoujście. Many shops and elegant boutiques invite you to shop. The restaurants, some of which are also classy, are a wonderful place to feast. The amusing nightlife is provided by cosy bars and pubs. Here, people often party until the early hours of the morning. In the summer months, musicians can often be seen and heard on the Promenade Open Air.

The beach in Świnoujście

Holidaymakers can look forward to an approximately 3-kilometre-long stretch of coastline with light, fine sand. It is not for nothing that the city beach of Świnoujście is the most beautiful beach in Poland. For wheelchair users and prams, there is a dune path parallel to the coast, with which even holidaymakers who have difficulty walking have access to the Baltic Sea . Several coffee stalls, coffee carts and small snack bars on the beach provide for the physical well-being on a beach day. Beach chairs are available for leisurely lingering, which can be rented out by the day or week. Here, holiday guests can relax and unwind. Showers, changing rooms and a Polish Baywatch in season complete the offer on the beach. Of course, the beautiful beach in the seaside resort of Świnoujście is not only an attraction in the summer season. In the cooler seasons, long walks on the beach along the Baltic Sea are almost a must.

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The city of Świnoujście

Lighthouse Świnoujście
Lighthouse in Świnoujście, Image: Radoslaw Maciejewski / shutterstock

The beautiful promenade of Świnoujście is an endless 800 meters long. Here you can take a wonderful stroll. Again and again, comfortable seating invites you to take a break. Separate footpaths and cycle paths leave plenty of space for everyone. There are also plenty of shops, cafés and restaurants to stop for a bite to eat right on the promenade. The sights in Świnoujście are diverse and very interesting. If you don’t want to explore the city on foot, you can make yourself comfortable in a horse-drawn cab and feel like you were in imperial times.

One of the many attractions in the city is the historic lighthouse in the port of Świnoujście. (Not to be confused with the white mill beacon on the beach) The lighthouse is considered one of the most beautiful and tallest beacons on Poland’s Baltic coast. Those who dare to climb the 308 steps to the lamp house will be rewarded with a fabulous view. The windmill lighthouse is located on the west pier directly on the Baltic Sea. This photogenic white beacon is a signal for shipping traffic towards the port. With its aesthetic windmill wings, the lighthouse is a real visitor magnet not only for photographers. Not only holidaymakers, but also many day tourists are drawn to the so-called Polish Market for shopping. Every day, you can shop to your heart’s content at densely packed market stalls and in small shop stalls.

The Polish shopping mile stretches endlessly and the range of cheap cigarettes, clothing, basketry and many other things is huge. Payment is made in both zlotys and euros, as in most shops and restaurants in the city. Those who want it a little quieter can enjoy beautiful nature with an old, species-rich tree population in the Świnoujście spa gardens. On about 60 hectares of land with small ponds and streams, tourists can take beautiful quiet walks here.

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Accommodation and arrival

Sunset in Świnoujście
Sunset in Świnoujście, Image: marcinjozwiak / shutterstock

There are countless hotels and guesthouses in the seaside resort of Świnoujście. Whether star and wellness hotels or cheap accommodation with breakfast are desired, in Świnoujście every guest is sure to find the right accommodation according to taste and budget. Spa hotels with swimming pools, saunas and other wellness offers are often booked by guests who want to take a cure in Świnoujście. The mild, stimulating climate of the Baltic Sea region is very valuable in terms of health. Many hotels are located in older villas that have been lovingly renovated.

The villas are adapted to the style of the seaside resort architecture and shine invitingly with their white facades. Families with children or couples who prefer to be independent of a hotel business have a large selection of holiday homes and apartments to spend their holidays in. Travelers who cannot or do not want to drive to Świnoujście in their own car have the option of taking the train. There are train stations at the harbour or in the city centre. Comfortable bus trips to Świnoujście are also offered from Germany . Whether you travel to Poland with a partner, with your family or in a group. It will always be an interesting, relaxing and usually cheap holiday or day trip.