In terms of tourism, the area around Słupsk is one of the most interesting regions in Poland. Both Słupsk – a seven-hundred-year-old town, and other fascinating sites, combined with the vicinity of the sea, make it an increasingly-common popular destination for tourists.


Słupsk lies a short distance from the sea, and the sit on which it was founded is a crossing of the Słupia with an ancient route going from west to east along the the Baltic Sea coast. The town, population one hundred thousand, nurtures its historic sites, and especially the local Castle of the Dukes. It also makes every effort to foster local culinary traditions, and to be a significant cultural hub. It hosts music and theatre festivals and artistes’ meetings, and it has its own fair and sporting events. Having at its disposal the largest collection of Witkacy’s work in the world, the oldest operating lift in Europe, and a leaning tower, the Capital of the Słupsk Land has a good reason to advertise itself with the slogan, “Słupsk – more than you think”.

The Capital is matched by the entire region. Its greatest attractions (besides the beautiful Baltic beaches) are the shifting sands near Łeba, called “the Pomeranian desert” and the Checkered-House Land – the area of characteristic rural architecture connected with the Slovincian culture, once inhabiting this place. No less great are the water courses and hydrotechnical monuments of the Słupsk Land. Cutting through stunning landscapes and areas of protected nature, the canoe trails deliver not only experience of invigorating contact with nature, but also to learning about many interesting solutions used in water management and ways to obtain renewable energy from the force of the flowing river waters.

The Słupsk land is a place of diversity, as well as activities, culture, and water tourism. Its untouched nature and well-preserved historic buildings, great beaches and wonderful local cuisine  make it the dream holiday destination .
 

The beaches of Ustka

The beaches of Ustka

     Ustka’s beaches offer more than just water and sunbathing on golden sands. The two beaches of Ustka, divided by the harbour, provide an experience that is on a par with that of the best-known beaches in the world.

For more than a dozen years, sunbathers in Ustka have been asking themselves the question - the east beach or the west beach? The dilemma is no less difficult than it is pleasant, as both beaches have a plethora of attractions. The east beach, located along a promenade, in the close vicinity of the oldest part of the town, is easily accessible, so it enjoys popularity all the year round. It is the site of the beach social life, and beach sports - volleyball, and also football. Water equipment rental facilities have various devices to let you feel at least some of the excitement of struggling with the sea. It is a true paradise for children. Big slides, inflatable castles and trampolines let the children jump off their excess energy. The beach kindergarten - a truly unique solution - allows parents to take a break from the joys of sunbathing with their children. The needs of disabled people and people with prams are also catered for - wooden platforms lead you straight to the water.


Sunbathing on the western side of the Słupia's mouth is slightly different. First of all, you need to get there. It is not, however, an obstacle, but rather an additional attraction, as transport on the waters of the harbour channel is provided by a ferry that runs every fifteen minutes during the season. The west beach may be reached by taking the "Ustka steam-engine train" or on foot, by traversing the 3-kilometre-long path over the bridge on the Słupia.


The west beach is considerably wider than the east beach, and much wilder, which usually makes it less crowded. Although the beach infrastructure is clearly not as rich here, it is an excellent place for everyone who likes a more traditional model of spending time at a beach. Bathing security is watched over on both beaches by lifeguards.


In the evening, when the beach is becoming empty, the beach life moves on to dozens of small bars and more sophisticated places near the east beach. You can also stay on the beach and take advantage of the illuminated playing fields, or listen to a beach concert, or dance in a beer tent.


Among the other wonderful Polish beaches, both beaches in Ustka reveal themselves as places for everyone to find something for them.Seaside rest can be practised here until the small hours. It is no wonder then that the beaches in Ustka have for years enjoyed a well-earned popularity.