Straddling the banks of River Świna, Świnoujście – an important fishing port in Poland – boasts one of the widest shorelines in the country. The city is home to a stretching golden beach that makes for a great evening stroll with sprawling views of the Baltic Sea.
Apart from scenic coastlines, Świnoujście is also home to several attractions of great historical value. One such site is Fort Gerhard, a defensive structure on Wolin Island built in the 19th century. Restored to become the Coastal Defense Museum, this spot showcases more than 2,000 documents and photos detailing the history of the town's forts and other relics. Another place of interest is the Museum of Sea Fishery, where there are displays of stuffed albatrosses, sharks and seals, alongside fish tanks and a coral aquarium.
You can start exploring Świnoujście at the Stawa Młyny – the city's official emblem that's often featured on postcards. This 19th-century windmill-shaped beacon stands on the Baltic coast and acts as a signal for incoming vessels. Other iconic structures in the city include Świnoujście Lighthouse – one of the tallest brick lighthouses in the world, and Park Zdrojowy, a large green space with fountains, ponds and walking trails.