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Summer spots by the water: beaches, swimming spots, water sports

No matter how you like to spend your summer – in a lazy or very active way – you’ll surely enjoy the season in Silesia. You’ll find many places to swim, sunbathe, or enjoy water sports.
Here are our 11 recommendations.

Hubertus Swimming Spot

Hubertus is actually a group of several ponds between the cities of Katowice, Sosnowiec, and Mysłowice. In the last place, Mysłowice, there is a body of water called Hubertus 3 – and a swimming beach.

  • ul. Szabelnia, Mysłowice

Access from Katowice:

less than 12 km from the center so we recommend taking tram line 15 to the Szopienice Stawiki stop and then a 15-minute walk along the pond

Park Słupna

Another swim area in Mysłowice where you’ll find a sandy beach and recreation center.

  • ul. Stadionowa, Mysłowice

Access from Katowice:

less than 15 km it’s fastest to go by car, but public transport will also take you there: take tram line 14 to the Mysłowice Dworzec PKP stop, and then it’s a 20-minute walk

Wake Zone Stawiki

It’s both a swimming spot and a wakeboard station. The complex offers many different other activities throughout the summer.

  • ul. Sobieskiego, Sosnowiec

Access from Katowice:

only 10 km from Katowice center we recommend taking ram line 15 to Sosnowiec Brynica stop and a short walk.

Zalew Sosina

“Sosina” Holiday and Recreation Center is situated in Jaworzno on the western bank of the Sosina water reservoir with a total area of 50 ha.

  • ul. Bukowska Jaworzno

Access:

The 30-kilometer distance from Katowice is about a 40-minute drive. By public transport it’s best to take a train or bus to Dworzec PKP Jaworzno-Szczakowa railway station and change for the bus to Szczakowo-Bukowska.

Czechowice Swimmng Area

By the Chechowickie lake in Gliwice, there’s a sandy beach with lifeguards and a dedicated swimming spot for children. The shoreline is almost 145 m long.

  • ul. Ziemięcicka, Gliwice

Access from Katowice:

less than 40 km from Katowice it’s easier to reach by car (about 35 minutes); public transport: take a Koleje Śląskie train to Gliwice, then a bus to the Czechowice Skrzyżowanie stop.,and then it’s a short walk.

Słoneczna Plaża

A swimming spot in Niewiesze, by the Pławniowickie Lake. It offers sailboat rentals, walking/baking trials, and fishing areas.

  • ul. Plażowa, Niewiesze

Access from Katowice:

the distance from Katowice is about 50 km so we recommend taking a car

Swimming spots in Katowice

In summer 2021, there are 3 short-term swimming spots in Katowice. All of them have lifeguards.

  • ul. Lotnisko (Pond no. 4)
  • ul. Morawa (Morawa Pond)

Access from Katowice

it’s best to reach Dolina Trzech Stawów by bike (only 15 minutes from the city center) or take a 40-minute walk; you’ll get to Morawa pond by tram lines 15 and 20, Szopienice Kościół stop

Paprocany

Well-known recreation place by the Paprocany Lake in Tychy. There’s a beach with lifeguards, watersport rentals, proximity to forest and bike routes.

  • ul. Parkowa, Tychy

Access from Katowice

approx. 30 minutes by car, Silesian Railways approx. 28 minutes to Tychy Lodowisko station, then a bus to Jezioro Paprocańskie bus stop

Biała Przemsza gorge

The Biała Przemsza river, appears mainly as a place created for leisure activity, for example canoeing: there’s a 64-kilometer-long watercourse, but the most popular is the gorge of the Biała Przemsza in Dąbrowa Górnicza – Okradzionów.

  • ul. Olkuska, Sławków

Access:

To Sławków, where most of the rafting starts, about a 30 minute drive by car from the center of Katowice.

Pogoria swimming spots

Pogoria is a complex of four water reservoirs formed in Dąbrowa Górnicza. The most popular swimming spot and beach are in Pogoria III.

  • ul. Siewierska, Dąbrowa Górnicza

Access from Katowice:

Car approx. 30 min., Silesian Railways approx. 25 min to Dąbrowa Górnicza-Gołonóg station, then a 25 minute walk above Pogoria III. From Dąbrowa Górnicza bus lines 116 and 644.

Gródek Quarry

Known as Little Croatia, this place is a picturesque spot perfect for walking. The wooden footbridges, the pier, the gazebo, and the vantage points are pleasant places to relax.

  • ul. Płetwonurków, Jaworzno

Access from Katowice:

Car approx. 30 min, Polish railways approx. 30 min. Get off at Jaworzno Szczakowa station and get on 314 bus, after 5 minutes get off at the stop at the Pieska Dive center, and it takes just 15 minutes to get to the quarry on foot.

For more information, photos, and detailed description of each of these places, visit our blog posts:
https://wellcome-home.com/blog/things-to-do-in-summer-silesia/
https://wellcome-home.com/blog/beaches-and-swimming-places-in-silesia/ 

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