Kuznica Travel Guide

  • The new port at Kuznica
    The new port at Kuznica
    by evaanna
  • Kuznica viewed from the marina
    Kuznica viewed from the marina
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  • The new port
    The new port
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Kuznica Things to Do

  • The new port at Kuznica

    The new port at Kuznica is now nearly ready. It is much bigger than the old one with a marina, some new wharves and piers and, unfortunately, a new, much bigger and lacking the originality of the old one, metal cross. I am not sure if the old cross has been kept but we couldn't see it anywhere. The port is now much more convenient for boats and can...

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  • The fishing harbour

    The fishing harbour at Kuznica is not big but it is really used a lot, with quite a few local people earning their living in this way. You can often see them there doing repairs to their boats or nets or just chatting. The cross at the end of the port, with a rope around it and just a carved face of Christ on it must have been erected there to...

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  • Kuznica walks

    Kuznica is a small fishing village situated where the peninsula becomes extremely narrow - only just over 200 metres at places. Because of the danger of the place being flooded over, particularly during the winter storms, everything is being done to protect the beaches. Sand is transported from the bay to the coast on the other side and blocks of...

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  • Birdwatching at Kuznica

    It wasn't until 2008 that we realised that Kuznica, and the Hel Peninsula in general is a great place for birdwatchers. We were walking along the coastal path when we saw this young man with a pair of binoculars and a telescope on a tripod. He also had an encyclopaedia of birds and kept consulting it from time to time. He turned out to be a member...

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  • The new face of Kuznica

    Traditional though it looks, the building in the picture appeared at Kuznica sometime during 2005. Not yet used, it will soon house the new Tourist Information Centre and some other amenities, including an Internet cafe. I think the architect has done a marvellous job, imitating the style of houses originally to be found in the area, with the watch...

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  • The roadside shrine

    The interesting red-brick shrine in the main street of Kuznica is dedicated to St Anthony and was erected to commemorate the flooding of the village by the sea waves in the years 1872, 1874, 1879, 1902 and 1914. The Hel Peninsula is extremely narrow here so floodings were common. In the period between the two World Wars the shrine bells would warn...

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  • The new promenade

    The new promenade at Kuznica was also built partly from the EU funds. The old uneven dirt road has been turned into an elegant alleyway running parallel to the bay and the cycle track and offering beautiful views of the water and the fishing port. There are two or three benches from which you can watch the boats or admire the sunsets but I hope...

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  • The boat harbour

    The new boat harbour at Kuznica was built partly from EU funds. A low floating pier is added in the summer to the permanent one to let the boats call in. By the pier you can hire boats, water-bikes, kayaks but again only in the high season. The pier is a great place to watch sunsets or the birds on the bay. Thanks to it, the village has turned into...

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  • The beaches at Kuznica

    Kuznica has beaches running from Chalupy up to about the middle of the village, where the man-made high coast starts, its aim being to protect the village from the winter storms. Then, just past the last part of the village, called Siberia, a new stretch of the beaches starts and goes as far as Jurata, with quite high dunes at places. So Kuznica is...

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Kuznica Restaurants

  • Kashubian restaurant

    This is a cosy place run by local people and serving mainly fish although you can get some other dishes as well. We have only been there once as I think it is closed out of season when we usually visit Hel. We had fried cod and salad, and Chris had zurek - the traditional Polish soup with bits of sausage and boiled egg, which he quite enjoyed. The...

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  • Friendly Inn on the Bay

    This restaurant has been there for just three seasons. It used to be open from May till end of September and at weekends in October but, apparently, it is now open all year round. It is beautifully situated right next to the bay and the pier so you can watch the boats and surfers while having your food - just mind the fish bones if you are having...

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  • Fish Restaurant

    This new restaurant opens onto the Pucka Bay with wonderful views from all the windows and the seats outside. It serves a wide variety of fish dishes at rather high prices. Open between May and October, it is one of the two restaurants at Kuznica that do not close already in August. We had fried fish there but it was tasteless and expensive. Tell...

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Kuznica Warnings and Dangers

  • Don't walk on the dunes

    Staying at Kuznica, and indeed in any other village on the peninsula, don't forget that the dunes between the forest and the beaches are protected areas and not to be walked on. Use only the marked trails, especially when entering or leaving the beach. The highest of the dunes - Libek (13 m) - may only be climbed from the forest but as the pictures...

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  • Don't miss this sign!

    The bay is not deep - just look at the windsurfers walking in the water when their board tips over and you will see it hardly comes up to their chests at places. There may be stones on the bottom near the shore too. So obey this sign and forget about diving into the water head first. Surely you don't want to spend the rest of your life in a...

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Kuznica Sports & Outdoors

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    by evaanna Updated Sep 27, 2007

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    The Hel Peninsula has now become a fantastic place for bikers. The cycle track along the bay runs all the way from Wladyslawowo via Chalupy, Kuznica, Jastarnia, Jurata as far as Hel at the tip of the peninsula. So, without breathing in the car fumes and endangering your life in a stream of cars, you can now cycle all along the bay admiring the views, stopping to watch the birds or to have a snack and a rest. And I bet that in the high season you will be much faster than the damned cars. The traffic jam in the main road is indescribable at all times then.

    Equipment: Of course the best thing is to bring your own bike, but bikes can also be hired from many boarding-houses. In Kuznica you can hire a bike opposite the new pier. Inquire at the restaurant there.

    Children can enjoy cycling too Family cycling Cycle track along the bay You can cycle all along the bay here Cycle track along the bay
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    • Beaches

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Kuznica Favorites

  • No ordinary pines

    Ku¿nica, like the whole of the peninsula (more appropriately called a sandbar) enjoys a mild sea climate so the plants growing here can sometimes surprise you. The trees in the pictures are pines characteristic of the Mediterranean and not found in other parts of Poland. Graceful yet hardly ever straight, they look like banners flying in the wind.

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  • Kuznica sunsets

    Kuznica may not have any nightlife, not that we know of anyway, but its great attraction are its fantastic sunsets. As the evening approaches, quite a few photographers gather on the bay to watch the wonderful spectacle. So of course we had to be there with our camera nearly every evening as well. There must be even more people taking pictures...

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  • Nature all around

    In the summer Kuznica, like the whole Hel Peninsula, is always crowded and noisy, with numerous food and souvenir stalls and cars slowly moving, and more often standing in traffic jams, all along the main road. But whenever we were there off season the place was quiet and beautiful and it was only then that nature in all its forms came into its...

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