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    Orlowskie Cliffs

    by briantravelman Updated Jun 7, 2014

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    About 2.5 miles south of Gdynia, on a remote beach, lie the Orlowskie Cliffs. At 295 feet (90 meters) high, they are the highest cliffs in Pomerania. The cliffs are made mostly of rock and clay, which makes them really crumbly. Climbing them, is not a good idea. It is advised to not even stand next to them, but people do anyways. They are so interesting, that it's difficult not to.
    The cliffs are part of the Kepa Redlowo Nature Reserve. From the beach, there is a trail that leads through the woods to the top of the cliffs, where you can get a view of the nearby towns and beaches, the Gulf of Gdansk, and on a clear day, the Hel Peninsula.
    We visited the cliffs from Gdansk. Orlowo can easily be reached from Gdansk, Sopot, or Gdynia, by train. the cliffs are a 20-30 minute walk from the Orlowo train station. Little longer, if you stop to see places along the way.
    It is also possible to walk through the cliffs from Gdynia. All you have to do is follow the beach.
    Sometimes the tide rises and floods the beach, making the cliffs inaccessible. This usually occurs during storms, so check the weather forecast. You will be able to see the water level, when you approach them.

    This is by far the most beautiful stretch of coastline in Pomerania, and one of the most beautiful in Poland. If you're tired of the crowded beaches of Sopot and Brzezno, and want something a little quieter, come here.
    There were a few people on the beach in town, but the beach next to the cliffs was pretty much empty, except for a few people coming and going. If you're looking for a bit of nature, and rugged coastline in the city, this is the place to come. This was definitely my favorite spot I visited in the try cities. It was the one day, I actually got to relax from the huge crowds.
    I would highly recommend this spot for any nature lovers or geologists visiting this region.

    The only thing I didn’t like about is that it wreaked of fish. This would actually be a nice place to swim, if the water was cleaner.

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    Orlowo

    by briantravelman Written Jan 18, 2014

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    Though much closer to Sopot, than it is to Gdynia, Orlowo is a small suburb of Gdynia. It is also one of the richest neighborhoods in the tri-city area. We took a day trip here from Gdansk, to visit the cliffs, but the town also turned out to be nice. It was small, and not every crowded, and had a very nice small coastal town atmosphere and charm.
    Some popular sites are the Promenade, pier, Dom Zeromskiego, Orlowskie Cliffs, the Kepa Redlowska Nature Reserve, and the area’s many beaches, along with several hotels and restaurants.

    We took a train from Gdansk, but it is possible to walk from Gdynia, if you stay on the beach. The walk takes about an hour. We did the walk in the opposite direction, but it works either way.

    The train station is kind of out of the way. Once you exit the train station, take Przebendowskich Street, the street than changes into a park and promenade. Follow the promenade to get to the main tourist area. If you're still not sure, ask for directions.

    Orlowo is nice, because it's not as crowded as some of the other resort areas.

    When we were there, there was some famous Polish actress filming a movie.

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    Cafe Strych in a cottage

    by piosku67 Written Oct 7, 2012

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    If you do not believe that only 86 years ago Gdynia was a fishing village, visit a cottage, a former fisherman's hut, where Cafe Strych / Attic Cafe/ is located. It's a cosy place, excellent for a charming date or a chat with friends. You can dine, drink beer or coffee and even hear poetry. It's a place just behind a brand new built residential house in Kaszubski Square. There's a special passage to get through it to the cafe. In a yard, a bit below compared to adjacent buildings, there's a cottage with the huge, steep, old-fashioned roof. The contrast between new buildings and the cottage reminds us how Gdynia has changed from a village into a town.
    The address: Plac Kaszubski 7b (entrance from ul. Żeromskiego).

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    Go to Beka Natural Reserve

    by piosku67 Written Jul 17, 2012

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    Beka Natural Reserve / Rezerwat Beka should be a „must see” for tourists, especially for those who are attracted to bird watching. Also, Górki Wschodnie and Wyspa Sobieszewska in the Vistula River’s estuary, which is in the region, approachable form Gdansk, worth visiting.
    Anyway, Beka Natural Reserve is a unique place with special, i.e. halophyte vegetation and lots of birds. It is situated by the north border of Kasakowo Commune, in Puck Commune, but you can get there form Gdynia as well. It’s around of the Reda River’s estuary, between Mrzezino and Rewa. I, from time to time, ride there by bicycle form the down town of Gdynia, heading north to Kossakowo, but I guess you can get there by bus no. 146 from Plac Kaszubski (Kashubian Square).
    On the page: , unfortunately only in Polish, but you can discern how precious it is by Latin names of plants and birds mentioned in the text.

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    Why don't you go horse-riding?

    by zaffaran Written Jan 30, 2005

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    Not exactly in Gdynia but in Reda-Pieleszewo (a few kilometres north), easily accessible by car and by train heading for Wejherowo, a stable called Pegaz (Pegasus) offerring cheap rides by horse in the woods surrounding the farm or even longer (approx. 5 hour-long) trips. Very friendly hosts, good (and very friendly) horses Do you need more to have a really nice and active day?

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    Small Forest

    by coceng Written Aug 16, 2003

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    I had to take a walk in this small forest area to get back to the town of Gdynia. Make sure you are following the right trails. You don't want to get lost. Good for hikers & walkers as it offers beautiful forest scenes & sounds.

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    Gdynia is very nice indeed -...

    by Ben-UK Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Gdynia is very nice indeed - but if you fancy a change, you could take a short train journey to nearby SOPOT. This photo was taken from the pier.

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