“Every time I am fortunate to visit the Polish coast, I am on cloud nine, really! The Kołobrzeg region has so much to offer, especially if you love spending your time actively. I hope my guide will be helpful during your holiday in Kołobrzeg and its surroundings. Enjoy!”
On behalf of yourself and Ania, we invite you to discover the vicinity of Grzybowo in the footsteps of Travelstory!
The Eastern Eco-Park (Eko Park Wschodni) is perfect for strolling or biking around. Beyond all doubt, it’s one of the most interesting natural places in the Kołobrzeg region. You’ll find here peat bogs, which are a breeding ground for many rare bird species. The views are pretty impressive. On one side, there is the Baltic Sea, on the other, there are the peat bogs and birds. Through the park goes one of the most beautiful cycle routes you’ll ever see.
The Salt Marina (Marina Solna) in Kołobrzeg houses a yacht harbour. A few years back, it was completely modernised and now it’s a great place for your afternoon walk. You’ll find here a restaurant with a viewpoint terrace where in the summer concerts are held. On the premises of the marina, there is the historical Morast Redoubt (Reduta Morast), from which private cruises depart.
Sightseeing cruises on the Baltic Sea – extremely interesting, a must-try for all those who spend their holiday near Kołobrzeg. There are two cruise types to choose from – either on a large ship or on a smaller motor boat. The cruise lasts 90 minutes and shows you the coast from a completely different perspective. More information can be found on the website of the cruise organiser: rejsywkolobrzegu.pl.
The Kołobrzeg Pier and the seaside promenade – a must-see for everyone visiting Kołobrzeg. The pier is more than 200 metres long and makes a perfect spot for admiring the sundown. Your stroll along the promenade, which begins near the pier and ends at the lighthouse, can lead you to the Rewiński fish fry, which offers delicious fresh fish.
The beach in Grzybowo is one of the most beautiful ones around. Located in the bay, it’s much safer since there are definitely fewer waves and the water is warmer. But the greatest asset of the beach is its width, in some places amounting to 40 metres. A dream-spot for your morning jogging.
The lighthouse is 26 metres high, it’s the best viewpoint on the coast. Taking these 180 steps is really worth it, because the view is breathtaking. The first lighthouse was built in 1666, and then extended over the years. Alas, during World War II, the lighthouse was completely destroyed. The present one was rebuilt after the war. An interesting fact – the range of its light is up to 16 nautical miles.
The town hall is a very interesting building which resembles in fact a medieval fortified castle. You should know it is one of the few to survive World War II. Now, it houses the Registry Office and the Gallery of Modern Arts. Around the town hall, there are a lot of cafés and restaurants where you can have some rest during your sightseeing.
Bike trips are one of the most interesting attractions which Kołobrzeg has to offer. A good idea would be to plan at least two days for the two-wheel relaxation. Along the coast, there stretch numerous biking trails which are part of the International Baltic Sea Cycle Route R-10. It is one of the most popular biking trails in Poland. Very picturesque and leading you through charming seaside towns, along the sandy beaches and cliffs. Choosing the right spot for taking a photo along the way is difficult, indeed, for the views are stunning everywhere. On the first day, take the route west from Grzybowo towards Mrzeżyno, and although it goes along a roadway for a while, a few kilometres later, it enters a forest to offer you truly spectacular panoramas. On the second day, go east to the Eastern Eco-Park. It’s an equally picturesque route, leading you first through the park and then along the beach.
The Hortulus Gardens (Ogrody Hortulus) is a garden and palace complex located 30 kilometres away from Kołobrzeg. It’s certainly worth a visit. There are 15 hectares of themed gardens there, like for instance: the Japanese Garden, the French Garden, the Stone Garden, the Romantic Garden, the Rose Garden, the Herbal Garden etc. Even spending a whole day in this charming park wouldn’t be enough. But the undoubted king of the Hortulus Gardens is the largest labyrinth in the world, with a 20-metre-high viewpoint tower. In the summer, attractions of various sorts for the whole family take place here, e.g. the Pumpkin Garden Party or the Festival of Edible Flowers.