Słowiński National Park situated on the Baltic coast, one of the only two seaside parks in Poland, is renowned for its largest stretch of moving sand dunes in Europe.
The park’s area was once a Baltic Sea bay, under the influence of sea’s activity, the sand dunes were formed and it gradually separated the bay from the Baltic Sea. As waves and wind carry sand inland, the dunes slowly move to the east by up to 10 metres each year. Climbing up the Rowokół hill, which is the highest peak of the park, you can take in the sweeping views from the watchtower.
In addition to the moving dunes, lakes were also one of the highlights of Park. All of the lakes are shallow lagoons, both surrounded by peat bog, meadows and woods, which are home to many protected species of plants, various mammals and up to 260 species of birds including herons, cranes, ospreys and white-tailed eagles. The Park was designated as a world biosphere reserve by UNESCO under its Programme on Man and the Biosphere in 1977. Today parts of the lakeshores have been made into strict no-access reserves to protect the stability of plants and animal species with their habitats.
A health resort city of Łeba, about 8 km east of the park, is a great place for visitors to stay before or after exploring the park, which offers endless dunes and sun-baked Baltic sea coast.
Stay a night at beach cabanas, experience horseback riding right on the sand, admire the stunning sand dunes, come to Poland and you will be spoilt for choice.