Darlowo is a lively seaside town fringed by sandy beaches and grass-covered dunes. Visit historical attractions like Darłowo Castle and set sail on a pirate-themed tall ship cruise. Laid-back cafes and restaurants make Darlowo a great resort for families.
Things to do in Darłowo
Swim, sunbathe and build sandcastles on Darlowo Beach. Sunseekers flock to bask on the long stretch of honey-coloured sand and swim in the Baltic Sea. Walk along the breakwater for fantastic views over the beach and the Wieprza River estuary.
Darłowo Castle commands a dramatic setting on the Baltic Sea. Also known as the Castle of Pomeranian Dukes, it’s one of the only Gothic strongholds on the Polish coast. See centuries-old antiques, art and weapons on display in the castle museum, then climb the 24-metre-tall tower for sweeping views over the Baltic Sea and surrounding countryside.
Set sail on a tall ship cruise along the coast. The double-masted wooden sailing ships offer a taste of life on a historic pirate ship. Costumed interpreters bring the experience to life with sea shanties and pirate stories.
The Church of St Mary of Fatima towers over the town and dates to the 14th century. Admire the Gothic façade and step into the nave to see the ornate wooden pulpit. The church is the final resting place of 14th-century ruler, Eric of Pomerania.
Darłowo Lighthouse soars over the seafront promenade and is a local landmark. Climb the spiral staircase to see the sparkling Fresnel lens and enjoy the panoramic views from the open-air observation deck.
Getting around Darłowo
Darlowo is compact and easy to get around on foot. The town is in West Pomerania, a two-hour drive from Gdansk. Rental cars are the best way to visit Darlowo and explore the Baltic Coast at your own pace. Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport is a 2.5-hour drive away.