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Spa and nature experiences near Szczecin

Kilometer after kilometer of immaculate sandy beaches, a national park and plenty of spa and wellness centers. Does that sound like an exotic holiday paradise? It’s still Poland – no more than an hour outside of Szczecin.

Beach life is perhaps not the first thing that springs to mind when you think of Poland. However, the Baltic Sea coast has fantastic beaches, that, together with the sea and fresh air, have attracted holiday visitors for well over a century. The region has numerous spa hotels and wellness centers, that offer everything from healthy diets, exercise and asthma treatments to rejuvenation programs, massages and general rest and relaxation all year round.

Outside the bathing season, the beaches are popular for walking, Nordic walking, cycling and amber hunting, and the national park offers very special and unique nature experiences. Here are our recommendations for spa and nature visits near Szczecin. 

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Hiking in Wolinski Park Narodowy

Lace your hiking boots and head to the seaside resort of Miedzyzdroje and Wolin National Park, whose stunning landscape with towering cliffs, forests and sandy beaches offers breathtaking vantage points. The National Park has three different walking trails to choose from: a 15km Green Route, 19km Red route or the 26km Blue Route. You can also choose to walk just parts of each route – there are several short cuts along the way. You can also cycle, horseback ride or kayak in the National Park, that also boasts a nature museum, eagle sanctuary and bison reserve.

Wolinski Park Narodowy

Miedzyzdroje, Polen

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Amber hunting

Amber is known as Baltic Sea gold in this part of the world, and the resort of Kolobrzeg, about a one-hour drive from Szczecin, is the perfect place to go amber hunting. The 2km sandy beach has made the town the number one holiday resort in the region, and if you’re on the lookout for amber, the best time to come is between December and April. There are fewer tourists and locals out hunting then, and the big waves created by winter storms mean that many golden nuggets of amber are washed ashore.

Kolobrzeg Strand

Kolobrzeg, Polen

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Marine Hotel by Zdrojowa

Ultramodern, five-star designer hotel by Kolobrzeg beach. The hotel offers many different spa treatments, including Turkish bath, massage, beauty treatments and rejuvenation spa. The hotel is renowned for good food in its Lobster restaurant, and also has a café on the 6th floor with spectacular sunset views. Luxurious and tasteful spa complex, exercise center, squash court, bowling alley, children’s play room with ball pool and delightful personnel.

Marine Hotel by Zdrojowa

Sulkowskiego 9, Kolobrzeg, Polen

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Hotel Aquarius Spa

New, five-star and colorful spa hotel with good pool, exercise facilities and a really good restaurant, that’s recommended in Gault & Millau 2018. A family-friendly hotel with indoor play room and a large and modern outdoor play area for children. The hotel is no more than 130m from a park and 500m from Kolobrzeg beach. You can also rent bikes from the hotel to go cycling in the area. Spa with pool, exercise hours, sauna, physiotherapy and rejuvenation spa.

Hotel AQUARIUS SPA

ul. Kasprowicza 24, Kolobrzeg

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Shuum Boutique Wellness Hotel

Stylish new 4-star hotel just 50m from the sea, wonderful gardens and a cycling trail right on the doorstep. Really good breakfast and restaurant, recommended by Gault & Millau, and where the food is based on fresh, locally grown ingredients. Healthy food is part of the concept here, and you can enjoy vegetarian food and seek the advice of a dietitian on site. The hotel spa offers massages, facials, exercise, sauna, jacuzzi and children’s pool, while kids can also entertain themselves in the two outdoor play areas and one indoor play area, that is conveniently located above the restaurant.

Shuum Boutique Wellness Hotel

Ul. T. Kosciuszki 17, Kolobrzeg

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Last edited: January 29, 2019

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