Hey sailors, welcome back to Harba’s blog 🙂
We received a lot of positive comments on our weekly series about sailing destinations in Denmark, therefore we want to add another sequence. We are happy to introduce you to “Sailing in Poland”!
The first polish marina we want to introduce to you is Pogoń Marina.
How to get there
Pogoń Marina is located near Szczecin, 6 kilometres away from the city center and 10 kilometres from the access road to the motorway A6, leading to Berlin/Germany.
To access Pogoń Marina by water, you need to enter Regalica, and sail along the Dąbska Struga channel. If you are navigating the boat from the Szczecin Lagoon, you will reach the Pogoń Marina by the Oder (through Przekop Mieleński), or by the Dąbie Lake (through the main fairway). If you are sailing towards Dąbska Struga through Regalica from the north, you should be careful of the shoal on the Northern side of the waterway. The entrance from the Regalica direction is marked day and night, but the Dąbska Struga and the entrance from Dąbie Lake are not marked.
Facilities at Pogoń Marina
Pogoń Marina is huge! The are is over 72 000 m2 big and the marina can accommodate up to 300 yachts along its quays. Boats with a length of up to 18 m and a maximum permissible draft of 3.4 m can book a berth at Pogoń Marina. The marina has a filling station with gasoline, fuel oil and liquefied petroleum gas. There is also a waste collection and all piers have water and electricity connections. At the main dock you can connect to the free Wi-Fi (you will get the access code at the Marina office or through the HarbaApp when you book the spot 🙂 ). Of course, the marina offers sanitary facilities and it is secured with 24 hour supervision and a barrier with a license plate recognition system.
Enjoy this short video about Pogoń Marina:
What to do around Pogoń Marina
The city Szczecin, which the capital city of the West Pomeranian Voivodeship and the 7th biggest city in Poland, is located very close to the marina. There are a lots of things to discover around Szczecin and we will introduce them to you today 🙂
Waly Chrobrego Promenade
The promenade shows you a the combination of an old style and elegant buildings on one side, and on the other you can take a look at the clear Soviet era style with open space and big concrete entrances. The architecture is impressive and you will definitely enjoy walking along the boulevard with a splendid view to the marina. Close by you can find the river, a castle and museums the promenade is close to the city center as well. Waly Chrobrego Promenade is very impressive and should not be missed during your visit.
Pomeranian Dukes’ Castle
Another place you should visit is the castle. It is a historical gem in the center of Szczecin and offers an interesting glimpse into the architecture of another century. You can walk around or go up the wall, from where you can enjoy a beautiful stunning view over the entire city. In the courtyard you will find a stage for outdoor concerts and the opera situated at the castle as well. There are restaurants and an information office around the castle. In our personal opinion, the view is the must-visit place in Szczecin!
The concert hall has a very interesting and unique architecture and if you have the time, you should go to one of the classical concerts. The building features a main concert hall and two smaller practice halls. If you are not into concerts, you can still go inside the philharmonic house. You will find a coffee place and restaurant, where you can enjoy your time with a drink or cake, and admire the beautiful architecture and interior of Filharmonia Karlowiczae.
Beech Forest (Puszcza Bukowa)
If you want to leave the busy city life behind and you are actually looking for quite place to relax, this forest will be the right place for you. You can go for a long relaxing walk in this huge forest, and besides the birds singing, it is quiet and soothing. Go on a walk outside and be in reunion with the nature at the Beech Forest
As you can see, there is a lot of things to do in Szczecin, which is only a few kilometers away from Pogoń Marina. We can not imagine a better destination in Poland for a short sailing weekend, which offers both an interesting and cultural city and a relaxing natural landscape. We at Harba hope to inspire you to visit this marina! Pay for your berth or mooring with HarbaApp – a free mobile app for boaters.