Baltic coast

The coast at Jarosławiec, West Pomerania

Location and history

Poland’s northern border is primarily a border with the sea, namely the 524 km long coastline along the Baltic Sea.
In the coastal areas there is a favorable microclimate, characterized by many hours of sunshine and the considerable humidity in the air, which also has a healing content of iodine. Extensive forest areas and the absence of major industrial companies ensure a clean air in the area. Favorable ocean currents still bring new building material to the long sandy beaches.
From the coast and 200 km inland you will find a varied landscape, consisting of lakes, created after the ice age, rivers, forests and hills.
The land area of Poland, located on the Baltic Sea coast – on the stretch from the western border of Poland on the Odra River and to the border with Russia – is called Pomerania (in Polish: Pomorze, meaning the land by the sea).
Historically, the designation of Pomerania encompassed the land that lay along the Baltic coast from Rostock to Gdańsk. East of Gdańsk and the river Wisła lay Prusy, inhabited by a Baltic speaking people. The southern border of Pomerania was the Notec and Warta rivers.
Today, Pomerania is divided into West Pomerania with Szczecin as the main city and East Pomerania with Gdańsk as the main city in this region.

The history of the area

(including the Danish-Polish relations)

East Pomerania
West Pomerania

Cities along the Baltic Sea coast

Many coastal cities have an ancient history. The oldest of them are of Slavic origin. Some have arisen in connection with princely castles, fortresses belonging to the Crusaders, chivalry castles, royal castles or monasteries. Among them we find fishing villages as well as market towns and among the youngest coastal towns that have arisen as a result of an increasing interest in the healing qualities of water and air.

Follow the links below for a brief description of the individual cities and towns:

ŚwinoujścieMiędzyzdroje -PogorzelicaKamień PomorskiKołobrzegSarbinowoMielnoJarosławiecDarłowoMrzeżynoDźwirzyno . -DziwnówDziwnówDziwnówDziwnów . – Niechorze . – Wolin . – Łazy see here: Koszalin . – Ustronie Morskie . – Łeba . – Oliwa . – Gdynia . – Sopot . – Gdańsk . – Sztutowo. – Władysławowo. – Hell. – Krynica Morska. – Szczecin.


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