One of the longest wooden piers in Europe – its length: 511,5 m. Not only is a lighthouse with a viewpoint to be found here, but also a summer cinema and an ice rink in the winter.
The pier is one of the busiest tourist sights in this area. There is a marina at its end. However, entrance is not free of charge during season time, many people take advantage of being able to go for a walk, thus it is a peculiar viewpoint. The Gulf of Gdańsk, Tricity coast and the city itself might be admired from here.
This tourist sight was established in 1827 and consists of two parts: wooden and land.
The land part (Treatment Square) is a square with an area of 20 thousand square meters, mass events for up to 6 thousand people can be organized here. Summer cinema can be spotted here in the summer, yet artificial ice rink in the winter.
The wooden part (walking) is an ideal spot where its walkers are attracted to admire the panorama of Sopot.
Apart from the main pier (511,5m from which 458 m surfaces with the Gulf of Gdańsk), there are lower decks and a side deck which enable passenger ships (such as Ship Pirat from Gdańsk and a ferry to Hel) to anchor. Since 2011 there has existed a yacht marina which can hold up to 100 yachts in season.
It’s worth knowing that
Entering the walking pier is free of charge until 27 April 2018. A particular attention is advised as the weather conditions are not amiable (snow, low temperature, strong wind). Thus, the wooden deck might be really slippery.