Jastrzebia Gora lies west of Rozewie and is a well-known resort with many posh hotels and boarding-houses, a few cafes, restaurants and nightclubs, all in a forest and close to the sea. The upper part of the village is situated on a high cliff that commands a magnificent view of the sea but is also a little precarious. The houses close to its edge...more
This beautiful ravine, known as Lisi Jar or the Fox Canyon leads from the main road Wladyslawowo - Jastrzebia Gora to the Baltic and was formed over the centuries as a result of erosion. It used to be 10 km long but the sea has flooded a large part of it and is taking away more and more every year. The ravine is almost 50 m deep at places and is...more
The avenue of sports champions (Aleja Gwiazd Sportu) in Wladyslawowo was set up to commemorate the greatest sports champions, although the term 'greatest' is arbitrary in this case. The avenue starts with a decorative fountain and is paved with brass stars inscribed with the names of great sportsmen of modern times, most of them Polish, although...more
The port in Wladyslawowo was built in 1936 and it consists of four parts: the shipyard, which you are not permitted to look around, the fishing port, the marina and passenger harbour, open only during the high season. At the entrance to the port there is a fishmonger's selling fresh and smoked fish, cheap and very popular with the locals. In the...more
The present Town Hall of Wladyslawowo used to bear the name of the Fisherman's House, but I can't say what went on there at the time. Its tower has a viewing terrace which commands a view of the town, the Hel Peninsula, the Baltic and the Pucka Bay, but it is not high enough to see very far. The building now houses also an internet cafe, the only...more
Karwia is a village west of Jastrzebia Gora but, unlike this famous resort, it offers little entertainment. Its greatest attraction is probably the widest beach on the whole Polish coast with fine white sand. In the summer there is a disco near the beach and a slide for the children. Out of the season - nothing but the beach. Even the only...more
Rozewie is the second northernmost point in Poland and takes its name from the oldest lighthouse on the Polish coast. It was first shown on a Swedish map from 1696, but the present construction dates from 1821. You can climb it for a marvellous view of the sea and visit the museum of lighthouses. The lighthouse stands on a high cliff overgrown with...more
The beach at Wladyslawowo is 23 km long and it's fine sand all the way. On clear days you can see as far as the cliff and lighthouse at Rozewie. There are a few bathing places with lifeguards and some amenities for the children. We were there off season, so it was empty but expect crowds and lots of small eateries and souvenir shops open in the...more
14 Niepodleg?o?ci St., Wladyslawowo 84-120
I would not call it a fast food restaurant as the food is homemade and really nice but the place has the ambience of this kind of establishment and caters for large numbers of people coming and going all the time. It is set up in a yard between some buildings and faces the main street. It is only a summer business and closes in October to be opened...more
When we visited the place last year it was so full of smoke that we gave up before even ordering anything but this year it was all right. It was the Saturday just before Easter and the bistro was closed so we had no choice anyway. Wladyslawowo has very few restaurants open out of season. But the selection of dishes on the menu was quite extensive...more
If you stay in Chalupy off season, when most of the local eateries, and there are some good and inexpensive ones there in the summer months, are closed, it may be worth going the eight kilometres to Wladyslawowo to have a cheap but savoury meal. The Bistro Bar in the centre of the town offers a wide choice of pizzas, salads, meat dishes with chips,...more
This traditional man-operated capstan is still in use in Karwia to haul fishing boats out of the sea. The village now has only one or two fishermen left so no better equipment is available but, no matter how far from modern the capstan is, it seems to serve its purpose well.
Cetniewo is a part of Wladyslawowo with the Olympic Training Centre, which has all the sports facilities. However, you don't have to be a professional sportsman to stay there. If you stay at the hotel or one of the cottages on the premises, you will be able to use the facilities as well. There is a swimming pool, a tennis court, stables with horseriding lessons and many more. The centre is situated just 20 m from the beach and has its own nightclub and sauna. And if you just like watching sports, you can meet some famous Polish sportsmen training there.
For windsurfing or kiteboarding you'd better visit Chalupy nearby.
Equipment: Sports equipment of various kinds can be hired on the spot.
This collection of fishing paraphernalia can be found outside the restaurant 'Checz', which, in Kashubian, means simply 'cottage' in Wladyslawowo. What caught my eye was the fishing collection outside, displaying parts of old fishing boats, anchors, rudders, fishing nets and the like, all the more interesting that time and wear have taken their toll on them. It's good to think that they haven't just been thrown away but left to tell us their stories of the fishing expeditions of the past, the storms they conquered or succumbed to and the people's struggle with the sea to make a living.
Address: Starowiejska 8, Wladyslawowo