Eleven stops from Gdańsk Central Station (Gdańsk Główny) on the main Tri-City train passenger service – SKM – lies the district of Gdynia Orłowo.
After climbing the many steps which arch over the platforms at Orłowo station, you should quickly find Orłowska Street. Traffic lights and one major road aside, this street leads right down to Gdynia Orłowo Pier.
As the sea comes into view, one immediately notices how much more intimate and personal the surroundings are compared with the hustle and bustle of Sopot.
Unlike the pier in Sopot, Gdynia Orłowo Pier is “free to enter”. For stunning views, it is well worth sitting on a bench on the pier to admire the backdrop of Orłowo Cliff which is perched behind Orłowo beach. After a session of cliff-gazing, the abundance of clean air might well cause you to nod off on your bench.
There is not a great deal to do in the area around the pier. A few tired-looking taverns and restaurants do a steady trade. Otherwise, gaze at the cliff from the pier, climb to the top of the cliff to admire the views or walk along the shoreline towards Sopot. The distance between Gdynia Orłowo pier and Sopot pier is a mere four kilometres.
Finding Poland summary and score:
Incredible fresh air, uncrowded, fantastic scenery – 10/10