Municipal Bathing Water
Resorts of the Municipality of Dziwnów would not be so charming and would not attract every year so many tourists from Poland and abroad if it was not for bathing beaches. Their total length is about 2000 metres, making the Municipality Dziwnów one of the longest bathing beaches in Poland. Municipal bathing beaches are said to be the cleanest on the Baltic Sea coastline and thanks to high sanitary standars they can boast a prestigious certificate of the so called BLUE FLAG (Błękitna Flaga).
- Międzywodzie – the bathing beach is situated between Westerplatte Street and Szkolna Street with the 600-meter long coastline. Sanitary facilities make up the supporting infrastructure next to the descent to the beach at Zwycięstwa Street and Westerplatte Street. The disabled-friendly descent to the beach is on the extension of Zwycięstwa and Szkolna Street. The bathing beach is guarded from June 15th to September 1st and in the period between June 15th and June 30th lifeguards on three lifeguard stands are ready to guard a 300-meter long coastline. From July 1st to August 31st there are six lifeguard stands per 600-meter long coastline. The lifeguards work from 9:00 to 17:00 each calendar day (in the period from June 15th to September 1st).
- Dziwnów – the bathing beach is situated between Parkowa and Żeromskiego Street. Its coastline is almost 600 meters long and includes a section of 100 meters to the east of the descent to the beach on the extension of Przymorze Street. Sanitary facilities make up the supporting infrastructure next to the descent to the beach at Parkowa, Kochanowskiego, Reymonta and Żeromskiego Street. The disabled-friendly descent to the beach is on the extension of Reymonta and Parkowa Street. There is an additional bathing beach just behind the western breakwater, to the left of the descent to the beach, on the extension of Spadochroniarzy Polskich Street which is 100 meters long. The bathing beach is guarded from June 15th to September 1st and in the period from June 15th to June 30th lifeguards on three lifeguard stands are ready to guard a 300-meter long coastline. From July 1st to August 31st there are eight lifeguards stands per 800-meter long coastline, including the section of the beach behind the western breakwater – the descent to the beach is on the extension of Spadochroniarzy Polskich Street. The lifeguards work from 9:00 to 17:00 each calendar day (in the period from June 15th to September 1st).
- Dziwnówek – the bathing beach is situated 100 meters to the east of 1 Maja and Plażowa Street and the coastline is almost 400 meters long. The estimated maximum number of tourists that can daily enjoy the bathing beach is about 2-2,5 thousand. Sanitary facilities make up the supporting infrastructure next to the descent to the beach at Kamieńska and 1 Maja Street. The disabled-friendly descent to the beach is on the extension of 1 Maja Street. The bathing beach is guarded from June 15th to September 1st and in the period between June 15th and June 30th lifeguards on two lifeguard stands are ready to guard a 200-meter long coastline. From July 1st to August 31st there are four lifeguard stands per 400-meter long coastline. The lifeguards work from 9:00 to 17:00 each calendar day (in the period from June 15th to September 1st).
- Łukęcin – the bathing beach is situated 100 meters to the east of the descent to the beach on the extension of Morska Street and 100 meters to the west of this descent to the beach and the coastline is almost 200 meters long. Sanitary facilities make up the supporting infrastructure next to this descent to the beach. The bathing beach is guarded from June 15th to September 1st and in the period between June 15th and June 30th one lifeguard stand is ready to guard 100-meter long coastline. From July 1st to August 31st there are two lifeguard stands per 200-meter long coastline. The lifeguards work from 9:00 to 17:00 each calendar day (in the period from June 15th to September 1st).
The most important tourist attractions
Apart from the tourist value, our towns have also health benefits. They can be characterised as typical sanatoria due to high iodine content in the air. Heart and respiratory system diseases treatment can be supported here. Except for sunny beaches and warm sea, parks and forests await the crowds of tourists. For those eager to have fun and excitement there are various events.
Particularly recommendable place is so-called ecological spot “Dead Dziwna” (“Martwa Dziwna”), located near western breakwater, which used to be the old, natural estuary of the Dziwna Strait. It is very beautiful and green place with walking and cycling path, where apart from the lake, many protected species of fauna and flora can be found. The one, which specially should be recognised, is the sea holly (Eryngium maritimum) – nature symbol of Dziwnów, placed in our emblem.
Another attraction worth mentioning is the Bascule Bridge enabling free crossing over the Dziwna Strait – one of a few in Europe.
It is also recommended to sail the sea and the bay in one of the “pirate ships” moored at the embankment.
The modern Sports Centre offers: a solarium, a sauna, a gym and various sports and artistic events. Just next to the Sports Centre there is Sports Stars’ Avenue, located at Reymonta Street, where replicas of the greatest Polish sportsmen’s medals can be seen. One of the most important, long-established festivals is connected with this unique place – Sports Stars’ Festival, organized since 2000, in the middle of August. During several days of the festival, Dziwnów becomes a place where it is possible to meet the champions of Polish sport – Olympic athletes and the most deserving people in sport take part in this event. Numerous tournaments, sports games and also Sports Beauty Contest take place at that time.
Another important summer event is the Greek Day, organized in July, celebrated to commemorate the Greek refugees who came to Dziwnów in 1949, to be treated in military hospital. Greek music concerts and Greek food tasting are organised at that time.
Practical Tips for Tourists
TOURIST INFORMATION: If you are looking for a place where you can learn more about the Municipality of Dziwnów, please come to the Tourist Information Centre situated in the building of the Miejski Ośrodek Sportu i Kultury (Municipal Center of Sport and Culture) in Reymonta Street 10 in Dziwnów. Telephone No.: +48 91 3218957, electronic mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Tourist Information Center is open from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. five days a week (Monday – Friday) from the beginning of September till the end of June. In July and August it is open seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
PARKING FEES: Paid Parking Zone and Parking Fees in the Town Car Parks apply in the summer season, i.e. from 15th of June to 15th of September (Parking fees do not apply to participants of the regatta in specially designated parking lots, which will be indicated immediately before the competition)
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ANGLERS: All tourists, who are planning recreation in the form of angling in the Municipality of Dziwnów should read the information in the link below. It contains all up-to-date information concerning fees, seasonal fishery and techniques of angling (prepared by the Regional Inspectorate of Sea Fishing in Szczecin). Link to the website of the OIRM in Słupsk: https://girm.gov.pl/rybolowstwo-rekreacyjne
HEALTH AND SAFETY:
- HEALTH CENTER in Dziwnów – Address: ul. Słowackiego 19, 72-420 Dziwnów, tel. +48 91 3813703. Admission hours: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. five days a week (from Monday to Friday),
- St. George’s Hospital in Kamień Pomorski – ul. Szpitalna 10, 72-400 Kamień Pomorski, tel. +48 91 3262690. Website: SZPITAL W KAMIENIU POMORSKIM,
- Pharmacy “Bursztynowa” ul. Kochanowskiego 3, 72-420 Dziwnów, tel. +48 91 3813080,
- Pharmacy “Błękitna” – (seasonal) ul. Mickiewicza 15a/1, 72-420 Dziwnów, tel. +48 91 3814122,
- Pharmacy “Anen” – (seasonal) ul. Bałtycka 2, 72-415 Miedzywodzie, tel. +48 91 3813938,
- Limited Service Pharmacy “Vitaminka” ul. Armii Krajowej 2d, 72-415 Międzywodzie, tel. +48 694455845, Limited Service Pharmacy “Efekt” ul. Kamieńska 14/15, 72-415 Dziwnówek, tel. +48 667234218,
- Limited Service Pharmacy “Nad Morzem” ul. 1 Maja 17, (entrance from Zaułek Street), 72-418 Dziwnówek, tel. +48 91 3821500, +48 519686002.
Below there is a list of contacts to the institutions connected with the community security.
- POLICE STATION IN DZIWNÓW: ul. Mickiewicza 19, 72-420 Dziwnów, tel. +48 91 3825598
- CITY GUARD DZIWNÓW: ul. Mała 3, 72-420 Dziwnów, tel. +48 91 3814107; mobile +48 501958835
- VOLUNTARY FIRE FIGHTERS DZIWNÓW: ul. Mickiewicza 21, 72-420 Dziwnów, tel. +48 91 3813998
- WATER VOLUNTARY RESCUE SERVICE: ul. Kochanowskiego 4, 72-420 Dziwnów, tel. +48 721 625 848; +48 601100100
- COAST RESCUE STATION: ul. Os. Rybackie 16j, 72-420 Dziwnów, tel. +48 91 3813029; mobile +48 505050981
Please note that feeding waterbirds (swans, ducks and seagulls) is recommended only in the periods of severe frosts when the surface of water is frozen for a couple or dozen days. You must not feed bread to animals !!! It is a very popular form of ‘help’ however it is extremely dangerous to swans and ducks. Bread eaten by them for a longer period of time causes gastro-intestinal system disorders (this weakens them and consequently leads to freezing). During digestion of bread kvass is produced which acidifies the gastro-intestinal system and this, in turn, results in diarrhoea and many other very serious illnesses (such as gastric acidosis or angel wing). Swans and ducks are mainly herbivores so you can feed herbal food to them. You can also give them grain, oat bran or oatmeal, groats and raw or boiled finely chopped vegetables (without salt). Birds also like maize grains, cereal, bran, cereal grains-cooked or dry.
DOGS ON THE BEACH:
Please note that the visitors with dogs should comply with the following provisions applicable on the beaches of the Municipality of Dziwnów:
1. In the summer period, i.e. from 15th of June to 1th od September, when the bathing beaches are open (between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.) the dogs are not allowed on the beaches. The guarded beaches are marked with special information boards situated in the stretch of the beach.
2. In the same summer period, on the unguarded beaches, dogs are allowed 24 hours a day, but please remember that they should be be kept on a leash and should be muzzled.
3. Out of season, between 1th of September and 14th of June, there are no restrictions for the dogs to stay on the beach. The owners, however, should observe the requirement to keep the dog on a leash and to muzzle it.
Please note, that the dogs’ owners should take care of cleanliness and order therefore they are expected to have special dog-waste bags and to clean up after the pet. This requirement refers not only to the beaches but also to all other places on the territory of the Municipality. Failure to comply with the provisions may be penalized.
We recommend searching for accommodation through generally available internet portals, e.g. booking.com. It is best to look for accommodation in Dziwnów, Dziwnówek or Międzywodzie.