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“Slightly off the beaten track”
Review of Hel

Hel
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Stroud, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
172 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“Slightly off the beaten track”
Reviewed 26 June 2014

Worth getting the ferry to Hel from Sopot for the Seal Sanctuary alone. Time your visit to coincide with feeding times: 11am and 2pm, when the seals do their clever tricks too. Entry is only 5zl, BUT make sure you have 5zl pieces or get change (from notes) from the right-hand machine at the entrance before joining the queue, as admission is via a coin-op turnstile only.
Seal Sanctuary T-shirts and other clothing on sale in a shop next to the market stalls. Some lovely cafes/restaurants in the main street, some bonkers WWII re-enactment bods have their HQ in the woods nearby........

Visited June 2014
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  • Czech first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hungarian first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Guelph, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Paradise”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Best way to enjoy the trip is to start off with a ferry ride. You get to enjoy the sea and then enjoy the land. The town is very touristy, but quaint and fun. The beaches are fantastic, although there are some jelly fish. On the way to the beach you can pass through all the WWII bunkers and guard stations, a great history lesson. I could have spent hours there just walking along the shore. Simply beautiful place.

Visited September 2013
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Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Best beach in poland”
Reviewed 25 August 2013

Wow what a pleasant surprise Hel was in Poland. The beach was as good as an Australian beach. The little beach stalls are great and one restaurant was suburb. Every thing is much cheaper there as well especially the amber.

Loved the place and would go again

Visited July 2013
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Meppershall, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
176 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Good day out”
Reviewed 31 May 2013 via mobile

The best way to Hel is via the ferry, about 40 zloty return. You will need at least 3-4 hours on the peninsula. We went to the seal sanctuary at feeding time, there is a very small entrance fee.

Visited May 2013
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Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Interesting ride to get there, but nothing special”
Reviewed 14 March 2013 via mobile

I really liked the place and it's very nice and all. But I was told that it would have been amazing and honestly it wasn't. Maybe I had to many expectations. Anyhow the ride to get there is quite nice, and once there you can visit the place where the seals are, so you can see them eating. After we went to a nice Italian restaurant and went to the lighthouse to the east, which was nice as well. But the best for me was the bunkers from WWII that are still there and you can visit them and even go inside. Take a flashlight with you since they are not illuminated in any way.

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