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).
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.
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?
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.
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.