Each year in the peak season, the lovely fishing port of Leba is crammed with tourists drawn by the allure of sand, sea and nature – even when the neighbouring resorts are empty. Although Leba has little to offer in terms of historic sights, there are still some pleasant nooks, the famous shifting dunes and other attractions of the unique Slowinski National Park to marvel at. Once there, it is easy to understand why Leba is such an immensely popular holiday resort.
If you are in the mood for some lazy beach life, Leba is the place to be. Families come here for their summer vacation to pass the time on the beautiful wide sandy beach and to enjoy the water, which is reputed to be the cleanest on the Polish coast. More of a large village dotted with cottages than a town, Leba still has ample accommodation of all grades, including about a dozen camping sites. In July and August, a common sight are the snack bars and fish stalls, where you can buy freshly fried and smoked fish daily.
The Baltic Sea town of Leba is located in Middle Pomerania, 110 km from Gdansk, on the right bank of the river from which it takes its name. To the east lies Lake Sarbsko, while to the west is Lake Lebsko. The town is surrounded by beautiful pine woods and has a population of 4,000.
Through the centuries, Leba has contended with the destructive forces of nature. Due to its location by the open sea, the town bas been time and time again affected by storms and waves. Moreover, only in the second half of the 19th century was the river regulated, while before that it repeatedly flooded its banks. The chronicles mention huge floods in the years 1396, 1441, 1467 and 1497.