Sopot Travel Guide

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Sopot Highlights

  • Pro
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     Relaxed, sandy beaches, lots of fun places 

  • Con
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     My bathing suit days are over 

  • In a nutshell
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     Main seaside resort of Poland. 

Sopot Things to Do

  • Grand Hotel

    One of the most famous landmarks in the tri-city area, the luxurious Grand Hotel was built between 1924-1927. Some famous hotel guests included, Egyptian actor Omar Sharif, former French president Charles DuGaulle, Russian president Vladimir Putin, and even Fidel Castro, and Adolf Hitler, stayed in this hotel.Today, the hotel is a symbol of Sopot,...

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  • Augsburski Church

    This Lutheran/Evangelical church was built between 1913 and 1919.The church is small, and doesn't have any historical significance, other than being nice to look at.There is a small organ loft inside the church, and they were playing it when I went in.The architecture is different from most Polish Catholic churches. It's built in a modern style,...

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  • Sopot Beach

    The beach in Sopot is part of a 6 mile long beach, that stretches from Brzezno to Orwolo. The beach is the most popular, and most beautiful beach in the tri-city area. It is also the most popular vacation beach in Poland, and probably even on the entire Baltic coast. This beach is a must on any trip to the tri-cities. The beach is pretty loose on...

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  • Monte Cassino Steet

    Monte Cassino Street (Heroes of Monte Cassino Street) is the street running between the railway and the pier. It is a busy street lined with lots of shops, cafes, restaurants and bars. If you visit Sopot you will probably find yourself wandering up and down this street. I can just imagine how crowded it would be on a sunny summer’s day.

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  • The pier in Sopot - Molo

    First I was surprised to see so many people on the pier in Sopot, during a day in January. But thinking of it, it was not strange as it was the first sunny day for some time and it was holiday, Twelfth Night-weekend. It was a very nice day to walk on the pier and at many places there are benches where you can sit down and rest, or watch people...

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  • Old Lighthouse – Stara Latarnia Morska

    The tower next to the pier in Sopot is an old lighthouse. It was built in 1904 and the building it is a part of is an old spa. It is possible to walk the stairs up to a viewing platform, 25 metres above ground. I did. It is a nice view from there, over the pier, the beach and the surrounding buildings. Admission was 5 zloty.

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Sopot Hotels

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Sopot Restaurants

  • Green Way

    I saw that there was a Green Way-restaurant (it is a chain of vegetarian restaurants) in Sopot so when it was time to eat I went there and ordered the filled dumplings and a mango cocktail to drink.I had eaten the filled dumplings in Gdansk and liked the meal very much. Guess if I was disappointed when the plate arrived and there was no salad on...

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  • Grycan Ice Cream Parlour

    Grycan has ice cream parlours in many polish cities. They do not only sell ice cream but also cakes, fruit cocktails and coffees. Everything looks very yummy so when I saw there was a Grycan in Sopot I decided to go there for a coffee and cake. When I arrived all tables were occupied but I saw that some people had finished their desserts so I...

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  • Polish cuisin

    "Comfortable and quiet, Weranda Pod Kogutem has the traditional Polish food you've been looking for at prices that can't be matched in any other sit-down restaurant. The combination of an exceedingly friendly staff and extremely welcoming chairs and leather sofas will make you feel right at home. The soup of the day is always a special treat and...

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  • Great seafood with view on the beach.

    In August 2006 we had delicious meal in Tawerna Rybacki. We were seating right on the balcony on the third floor, overlooking pedestrian boardwalk and the Sopot beach.The balcony was very small, only two tables, so it made us feel "special" hehe.Food was great, service good and the view fantastic. We had a three fish combo in some kind of...

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  • Whatever you want , honey!!!

    Best place to find the food you like is Bohaterow Monte Cassino street in Sopot.Monte Cassino is a pedestrian street only, stretching from Sopot train Station to Sopot Molo.You can find there all kind of restaurants, entertainment, shopping, etc.There is also plenty of food vendors right by Grunwaldzka street and by the molo.Clean toilets right...

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  • Restaurants, bars, cafes and more...

    The Monciak pedestrian street is the easiest place to find a restaurant or cafe to your liking, the street is literally lined with them! I chose Cafe Vergnano and had a chicken salad for lunch. It was delicious, so was their Vergnano coffee! One downside: the service was rather slow in the busy lunch time which was a bit annoying...

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Sopot Nightlife

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  • Nighttime at the seaside

    If you want to spend nice evening I would recommend first to go for a drink to a beach bar (open during summer), where there are fake, but funny palm trees, swimmingpool and the best mojito drink ever!Then you can dance in many clubs throuout the Sopot- In my opinion the best one is called Mandarynka (Mandarin) and the club at the end of the...

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  • Wicked Spatif

    This was one wicked place, I had soooo much fun here it was incredible. The locals were fantastic and everything just went off. Dancing on tables, smiles & laughs galore. Normal dress unless specified - jeans alowed.

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  • Night? What night?

    Being a seaside place, Sopot has a lot to offer for nightlife: bars, pubs with live music, discoes, clubs, gay clubs, jazz clubs, you name it... They are scattered all over the town but quite many are located in the Monciak and in the vicinity of the pier. Some nightlife events may be taking place right on the beach! I can't recommend any nightlife...

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Sopot Transportation

  • Train from Sopot to Gdansk

    The commuter train SKM runs frequently between Gdansk Glowny and Gdynia Glowna. One stop it makes along the way is in Sopot, so when I was going back from Sopot to Gdansk that is the train I took. I bought the ticket over the counter and it was 3.80 zloty (January 2014). The guy at the counter said the trains were running every 15 minutes (it was a...

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  • Walking from Oliwa to Sopot

    I had taken the tram to Oliwa and there visited the Cathedral and the Ethnographic Museum. From Oliwa I was going on to Sopot, and as it was a sunny day (the only sunny day during my visit to Poland) I decided to walk. I followed Pomorska out to the coast and then walked along the sea to Sopot. I had been thinking of renting a bike but I'm glad I...

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  • Bike, Pros and Cons

    We rented bikes in Brzezno, for 38 zloty, and biked the 3 miles to Sopot. The ride is really nice, and there are a lot of cool places to see along the way. The terrain is flat, and the bike path isn't too crowded, so it's an easy ride. With a bike, you can travel at your own pace. It took us about an hour, with stops. Without stops, you can...

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Sopot Shopping

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  • Freshly baked bread?

    A very good place to buy fresh bread and pastry; hot chocolate, tea and coffee are also available. Not much !

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  • Shopping on a sunday

    Sopot is a seaside town and quite lively on a Sunday. Food shops and other shops are open. I particularly liked the food shops and small grocery shops where I bought dry sausages. And a CD of a Polish pop artist.

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Sopot Local Customs

  • Sopot's Pier

    Sopot Pier is a tourist must see. However, you have to pay for entering there during summer time. To avoid it go there late at night. Everybody comes here even angels. I'm kidding:)

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  • Language Time

    Hello: TchezhtGood Morning : jin dobryHow are you : yak shim mashGood; dobjehBye: TcheztHow much is it : ila to koshtooyeYes : takNo: niehOK : dobraWhere is : gijeh yestBus station: pshystanek Money : pyeniontzeyou are welcome: proshe bartzoThanks : tzienkuyeHere you go proshe bartzoWater : vodaFood : yetzenyeHungry : gwodnyThirsty :...

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  • Cafe town

    Sopot is a place of leisure and if you've had enough of the beach life in summer or enough shopping and strolling on Monte Cassino, you'll have plenty of places to choose from to grab a cup of coffee or tea and a tasty pastry. I had a coffee at Cafe Art Deco, which is at the upper (western) end of Monte Cassino (you have to go under the tracks)....

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Sopot Tourist Traps

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    Tree blocking the house

    by briantravelman Written Sep 7, 2013

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    What kind of BS is this? All the pictures I've seen of this house were taken in either winter or spring, when the trees had no leaves on them. I didn't realize this, until I took a close look at a post card of it.
    So here is what happened. We kept asking people how to get there, and couldn't find it. I didn't realize there would be a huge tree in front of it, so we must've walked by it like 5 times, and didn't see it. I finally spotted it on the way back, and realized that there is a huge tree blocking the view.
    This place is stupid. It was purposely built as a fun tourist attraction to take pictures of, but you can't even see the darn thing, except in winter and spring, when there are no tourists there, because some idiots decided to plant trees in front of it.
    It was a good idea, but they need to cut the trees down, or at least trim them, so you can actually see the darn thing.

    Unique Suggestions: Go there in spring or winter, when the trees have no leaves, and bring the kids.

    Fun Alternatives: Any other place in Sopot.

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Sopot Off The Beaten Path

  • Hiking in the nearby woods

    Sopot is very popular among tourists because of typical sea resort’s activities it offers. I mean sunbathing, strolling along the sea shore, or hanging around in the main street colloquially called “Monciak” by the Polish . There are many clubs, restaurants and cafes. But if you want something different, then get to Sopot Wyścigi (...

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  • You can see Gdansk in the distance

    On a clear day, you'll be able to see across the Gulf of Gdansk to the Gdansk shipyards and the Westerplatte area. Gdansk's main station is only about a 20 minute commuter train ride away.

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  • Gdynia

    Gdynia, a few km away from Sopot is also a must see seaside town. Actually Sopot lies between Gdansk & Gdynia so do make these 3 amazing & beautiful towns as your must see places this side of Poland !

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Sopot Sports & Outdoors

  • Heaven for some water sports

    Sopot is popular for water sports and it has a few equipment rentals if you don't bring your own. The Bay of Gdansk is especially popular among windsurfers and boat sailers (I've selected only 'Boating/Sailing' in the tip theme). For equipment rental try the Sopocki Klub Zeglarski which also does courses for beginners :-)

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  • Beach

    It was a beautiful October day when I visited Sopot, but it was after all, OCTOBER, so I didn't spend much time on the beach. I did, however, walk out on the sand just so I could stick my finger in the Baltic Sea. The water was cold and the sand was very soft. I imagine in the summertime, this would be an excellent beach. It's very wide, with...

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  • Summer capital of Poland

    Every sea country has place, called “summer capital”, in Lithuania it is Palanga, Latvia – Jurmala, Estonia – Parnu, Poland actually gives advantage to Sopot.Sopot has one of advantages to other seaside places – it is sheltered by forested area and Hel peninsula, so it makes water warmer than in other places in Baltics. What is more, it is easily...

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  • The green square before the pier

    Just before you reach the pier, you'll find yourself in Plac Zdrojowy, a nice green square with benches, ice-cream stands, cafes and restaurants. It's another place to hang around, if you're bored with the sea view. You see people of all ages there: teenagers, young people, families with little children, older people who come to Sopot's health...

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  • Sopot architecture

    Being an old seaside resort, Sopot has lots of nice houses and old villas. Peek into the side streets as you walk along the Monciak, and look up for some architectural details. You'll see some cute additions like the one in the picture. We call them "fillings", just like in a tooth. Sopot has quite a few of these. On my last short visit I didn't...

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Monte Cassino
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El muelle - Molo - Pier
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Grand Hotel
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Famous pier
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Old lighthouse of Sopot
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Monciak
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Pier
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Sandy beaches
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Krzywy Domek
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Monciak
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BEACH, BEACH, BABY!!!
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Sopot beach
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Main street Sopot..
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Train to Sopot
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Fountain of Youth????
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Fancy a boat trip?
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All trains stop there
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The Forest Theatre
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Water fun in the AquaPark
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Viewing deck in the lighthouse
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Taking care of your health
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Cafes galore
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Take a break in the shade
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Learn the CHA CHA !!!
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Walk the beach...dip your toes...sun bathe
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COLORFUL SAILING
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BOUNCE AROUND ON A RUBBER RAFT
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Hang on to the BANANA BOAT !!!
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