Holidaymakers looking for a vacation packed with interesting activities near the coast may like to try Kolobrzeg County in Poland. This beautiful area of northwest Poland lies by the Baltic Sea and has plenty for tourists to do and see. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, apartments, cottages and cabins.
The county has some beautiful beaches along the Baltic Coast including at Kolobrzeg and D& 378;wirzyno. Many watersports are available in the area as well with yachting, canoeing and windsurfing popular on Lake Resko. Visitors can also come to the county for the fishing with salmon, trout, eel, sander and perch found in the waters here.Cycling is a major activity in Kolobrzeg with the longest cycle path in Poland extending from here to Podczele. Cyclists, hikers and horse riders will be able to enjoy the great scenery here with views of woods, beaches, swamps, thickets, bird nesting grounds amongst other things. The area is renowned also for its spa and swimming facilities. Numerous eateries are to be found in the area, especially in Kolobrzeg with bars, cafes and restaurants along the waterfront. Visitors can shop for souvenirs and gifts at the various boutiques in the county. Self catering holidaymakers will find plenty of grocery stores and markets to purchase food and beverages from.
The county has many interesting buildings and museums including the Museum of Polish Arms, Fort Munde and the lighthouse at Kolobrzeg harbour. There are many art exhibitions located in the county including in the Kolobrzeg town hall, which houses the Gallery of Modern Art. The town hall also contains the Municipal Cultural Centre, where many summer concerts take place. Visitors may like to take a trip to Wolin, an island in the Baltic Sea near the German border with a National Park amongst other attractions found here.
The warmest months in this part of Poland are generally June, July and August with an average high temperature of around 23 to 24 degrees centigrade. However, July can also see the largest amount of rainfall with an average of 82mm rain. January and February are the coldest months with average high temperatures of only 1 degree and the average low of -5 degrees centigrade. Snow covers the ground for an average of 40 days each winter in this part of the country.
Szczecin-Goleniów Airport is approximately two hours’ drive from Kolobrzeg and had flights to and from Dublin, Hamburg, Liverpool, London-Stanstead, Oslo and Warsaw. There are car rental firms located at the airport or visitors can catch a train to Kolobrzeg from the nearest station, which is in Goleniow. Alternatively Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport is a three and three quarter hour drive and has flights to and from a larger selection of cities including Barcelona, Berlin, Copenhagen, Dublin, Edinburgh, London, Oslo, Paris, Rome and Stockholm amongst others. The train journey from Gdansk to Kolobrzeg takes about four hours or visitors can hire a car from the airport.