Moving sand dunes in Leba
Moving sand dunes in Leba
Moving sand dunes in Leba are located about 100 kilometres from Gdansk towards the north. This is a sandy area close to the sea, that moves with the wind, with the average speed of several metres per year. So although dunes will not move in front of your eyes, if you look closely, you will see how the grains of sand are captured by the wind and moved – this is how the process takes place. Going to Leba is a good idea if you have a spare weekend, or plan to go towards Szczecin on your trip to Poland.
How to get to sand dunes in Leba from Gdansk
Getting from Gdansk to Leba by train
There are only two direct trains a day from Gdansk to Leba on the weekend, and only one on working days. The journey lasts about 3 hours, and the ticket costs about 30 PLN.
Getting from Gdansk to Leba by bus
There are several buses in the morning departing from Gdansk Main Bus Station. Most of the buses need about 3,5 hours to get to Leba, and cost about 30-35 PLN
Getting from Gdansk to Leba by car
This is the most convenient way to get to Leba, as it shouldn’t take more than 2 hours, and you are not dependent on bus/train schedule and are able to go there and back in one day. So it is worth considering renting a car or look for Blablacar ride to Leba. If you go to Leba with a car, bear in mind that most parking places in Leba need to be paid for, and those closest to the dunes (but still few kilometres away) are expensive.
How to get to the dunes from Leba city
To get to the sand dunes, first you need to get to Rabka. It is about 3 kilometres east of the centre of Leba. You can either walk or take an electric bus that will take you there (about 5 PLN). If you go to Rabka with your car, be prepared to pay 6 PLN/hour for the parking.
From here you may:
After buying the entrance ticket to Slowinski National Park (6 PLN), follow the path in the forest (separated from the bike and electric buses route). After about 3,5 kilometres you will approach the museum of Rockets (entrance fee 7 PLN). Then the path gest dusty and joins electric buses path. After another 1,5 kilometres, you enter the dunes. From here, you may walk up Lacka dune – the largest dune in Leba – or go to the beach.
Rent a bike
With a bike, it is much faster to get to the dunes, and there is a stand at the end to put your bike.
Take an electric bus
You may take a ride to the dunes (15 PLN one way) or to the Rocket Museum (9 PLN one way)
Take a boat trip
You may take a boat trip to the Rocket Museum (14 PLN one way) and then walk or take an electric bus (6 PLN one way)
What to see in Leba except for the moving sand dunes
Łeba is a small town, so there’s not a lot to see there except for dunes. But if you have some time, you may go to:
Dinosaurus Park (65 PLN)
Labirynt Park (25 PLN)
Amber Museum (15 PLN)
Places to eat in Leba
During summer there are a lot of bars and restaurants open in Leba, but the one we recommend is Bar Ambrozja. It is a large bar in the centre of Leba, that serves a large variety of dishes at a reasonable price (daily set including soup and main dish costs about 20 PLN). It is always crowded, but big enough to find a free table for you.