Poland’s Baltic coast is characterized by fluffy pine trees, a gentle sea, salty breeze, sand dunes, and Teutonic castles visible in the distance. Besides the resorts on the Baltic Sea, Poland has lakes and mountains, nature reserves, castles, medical resorts, and many interesting cities that contribute to the country’s cultural wealth. The Masurian Lakes, located in the northeastern part of the country, is known as the land of a thousand lakes and the green lungs of Poland. This is one of the few regions in Europe where nature has been preserved almost in its original form. The lakes are connected to each other by small rivers and artificially created channels, through which you can travel endlessly. The yachting capital of Poland is Mikołajki, where the shores of two large lakes, Talta and Mikołajski, converge, and the largest yacht club in Poland is located.
Yachting Regions in Poland
Baltic coast of Poland
Yacht Hosts for Yacht Rental in Poland
- Baltic coast of Poland: Gdansk, Gdynia, Swinoujscie
- Masurian Lakes: Mikołajki, Gizycko, Węgorzewo
Nearest Airports in Poland
- Gdansk Lech Walesa International Airport (GDN)
- Olsztyn-Mazury Airport (SZY)
Features of Yachting in Poland
- Region Difficulty: Yachting along the Baltic coast is recommended for experienced yachtsmen due to the difficult navigation with tides, currents, water level differences, and wind waves in shallow water. There are many bays for anchorages, but some anchorages have sand dunes, shallow coastal waters, and strong currents that can pull yachts into the shallows. Yachting in Masuria is suitable for beginners due to its excellent yachting infrastructure, many bays, coves, equipped berths, and flat water. Navigation involves drawbridges and locks.
- Season: The maritime temperate climate is characterized by wet and cloudy periods often followed by dry and clear periods. In summer, the average temperature is between +17-22°C. The most favorable time for yachting in Poland is from mid-June to mid-September, although July and August can be rainy.
- Winds: In summer, westerly winds of 20-25 knots prevail. The extreme variability of weather conditions is characteristic, and the direction and strength of the wind can change very quickly.