The Northern Kaszuby. The sea side in the Kashubian version.

From Hel through Wladyslawowo till Bialogora. From Puck through Wejherowo till Sierakowice. The Northern Kaszuby along with the Landscape Seaside Park, it is a region which has a lot to offer. Opened to the Baltic Sea, friendly with Gdansk Bay, full of seaside landscapes and green hill. The Northern Kaszuby is one of the most popular touristic destination in Poland. Each year there are thousands of tourists coming here.

There is no reason to be surprised. The access to the sea it is a great advantage of the Northern Kaszuby. The touristic, as well as historical, architectural and cultural advantage  too.

The Hel Peninsula

The Hel Peninsula is unique in a European scale. Surrounded by the Baltic Sea and the Baltic Bay in the narrowest point, between Chalupy and Kuznica it is only 150 m wide! It is 34 km long and is curved at the end, looking like a scythe, Hel Peninsula is  a very divisive area when nature is concerned. There are pine forests, sand dunes and headlands here. Ornithologists appreciate different bird species flying over the peninsula and the biologists investigate the porpoises and the seals in the area.

The Hel Peninsula, Fot: Pomorskie.travel

Hel Peninsula is a currently is a tourist attraction for those who like sunbathing, water sports and cycling. Big hotel and gastronomy facilities invites the tourists, as well as the clean beaches of Jastarnia or Jurata, Wladyslawowo, Karwia or Jastrzebia Gora. We can also find old wooden fishermen huts there – who were leaving, heading to the sea at the dawn. The lighthouses were showing them the way. The most famous is the one in Rozewie and the most beautiful in Stilo, near Sasin. Despite the fact, the fisherman boats are now more modern, we can still see the old fishing boat, called “Pomeranka” in the Fishing Museum in Hel. We shall find boats all along the sea shore. Form Wladyslawowo through the charming Jastrzebia Gora, where You can see the cliff, Karwia, till Debki, Piasnica and Bialogora.

  Beach near to Choczewo, Fot: UG Choczewo

Visiting the Nothern Kashuby we cannot miss Puck. It is a charming small town with the market square and the pier, from which there is a wonderful view to the , so called “Little sea”, as Kashubians called the Baltic Bay. Close by there is a Pomeranian Cistercian Trail and many small villages with typical local architecture . Most of the houses are typical wooden black and white constructions. Near the roads there are small chapels and road crosses, passing them we should stop and cross oneself.

Wejherowo and around

When talking about the spiritual issues, it is also worth going to the sanctuary in Swarzewo and the calvary in Wejherowo. “The Kashubian Jerusalem”, this is how people call the third oldest calvary in Poland. This place is visited by thousands of people every year.

The Northern Kashuby, it is also Zarnowiec with the Benedictine Abbey. Historians stress, that is it this region where sisterhoods (along with the Norbertine, also  Benedictine), in medieval age times developed the tradition of kashubian embroidery. If You prefer legends You should visit Gniewino, with their big Stolems, the giants, who love Kashubian bread with lard.

 Calvary in Wejherowo Fot. Pomorskie.travel

The Northern Kashuby, those are also castles and mansions situated deeper in the region. Visiting the are You should definitely stop at Krokowa Castle, where duke von Krockow lived, Palace in Ciekocinko, where along with the great restaurant You will also find a stud farm, Wieniawa Palace in Rekowo or a mansion in Salino.

The Northern Kashuby, called “Norda” is a region which fascinate not only during summer time. Kashubian people invite during the Fall or Winter time, when there are less tourists, the landscapes, looking the same but with a different shape and the Kashubian food a  bit heavier and more tasty. 

Discover attractions in the Northen Kashuby

When you visiting Kashuby, it's worth visiting the Tricity, historical Gdansk, modernist Gdynia and spa in Sopot.

Kuźnica

Kuźnica

Kuźnica is a small fishing village located on the Hel Spit, currently a district of Jastarnia, 3 km away. The oldest mentions of its existence date back to 1570, when its name was Kuczfelta.
Years ago, due to the defences erected by King Władysław IV to Kazimierz, it constituted an important point in the defence of the country. Now, it is a fishermen's capital. For many years, fishing was the main occupation of the majority of its people. Among the 451 residents settled in Kuczfelta in 1920, as many as 169 were fishermen associated in 7 maszoperias To this day, Kuźnica scenery is rich with the tools used by the fishermen, with the fishnets (fyke nets and nets) outstretched on the pole stands, give this place a unique character. Fyke nets were most popular among the people of Kuczfelta when it came to eel fishing in spring and autumn. Sometimes one can spot a person with a wooden needle, mending a net.


Kuźnica was the first settlement on the peninsula to become a holiday resort, where, in 1922, the first tourist facilities were created, such as Morskie Oko (Marine Eye). Kuźnica, despite the fact that, like Chałupy, it was located on the narrowest section of the spit, is is surrounded with unbelievable natural attractions, which additionally attract tourists.


One of these is the Libek dune, the highest elevation on the peninsula, reaching 12.5 metres in height. The name of this mountain of sand comes from the ship called Lubeck, which probably crashed after encountering a shallows, in the vicinity of Kuźnice, in the 17th Century. Also, the Libek Mountain constitutes the beginning of the Rybitwia Mielisna (Gull Shallows), located along the Bay of Puck. This segment of the bay is so shallow that you can cross it without the water reaching your waist. The shallows were divided by a series of dykes to allow the fishing boats to sail through. Another one of the natural curiosities is Kuźnicka Jama (the Kuźnica Pit), located in the shallows, a 7-metre-deep pit in the "Little Sea". It is in the area of Rybitwie Mielisny where there is the annual traditional "March of the Herring" (""Marsz Śledzia"). Its participants have to go against the current of the Bay of Puck , from Kuźnica to the mainland.


Among the architectural relics, it is worth considering seeing the 20th-Century church, modelled on the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Swarzewo, Queen of the Polish Sea (Sanktuarium Królowej Morza w Swarzewie). It is here in Kuźnice, where the pilgrimage of fishermen sails out from, in traditional boats, to Puck, for the church fair of St. Peter and St. Paul.