P O L I S H   D U N E S

Hel Spit

The Hel Spit [1] it is peninsula about 35km long on East part of Polish coast - between big gulf of Gdansk, smaller Puck Lagoon and Baltic sea. Its' narrow base [2] close to regular land (near Władysławowo) is still eroded by sea. Only end of the spit is wider one, where accumulation still occurs.
Whole peninsula is covered by small villages, not so far restricted for mass tourism - caused by special military zones. Along spit there is only one road and train track. Many parts of the spit are endangered by flood during strong storm surges. Eroded dunes and beach are nourished and protected by groins.

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Institute of Marine Sciences
University of Szczecin

Tomasz A. Łabuz M.Sc.

Dunes development
Human impact

Świna Gate Barrier
Dziwna River Sandbar
Dunes of Highland
near Pobierowo
Lake Sandbar
Rega River and
Resko Lake Sandbar
Parsęta River
Delta Dunes
Jamno Lake Sandbar
Bukowo Lake Sandbar
Wieprza River
Delta Dunes
Kopań Lake Sandbar
Wicko Lake Sandbar
Słupia River
Delta Dunes
Łeba Barrier
Sandy lowlands: Stilo
to Jastrzębia Góra
Hel Spit
Vistula Spit

Since 01.08.2004.

Tomasz A. Łabuz