The region

The Mielno commune is situated on the coast of the Baltic Sea covering 25 km of the coastline. Mielno and its neighbourhood belong to the most attractive regions on the Polish Coast, both because of its tourism and natural environment values. Besides the natural and recreational values the region is characterized by the sea climate-the air filled with iodine and salt. A lot of different water, pedestrian and bike routes cut through the region. The air filled with iodine and salt, large forest areas, attractive tourist routes and the specific microclimate are the unquestionable attributes of the Mielno commune. In summer a lot of different artistic, sport and recreation events take place here. Mielno is the capital of the commune; it is 12 km from Koszalin. The main attraction of Mielno is the clean and lifeguarded beach surrounded by numerous cafes, restaurants, fish and chips shops and other fast food bars. One can take a walk along the picturesque walking promenade. There are a lot of tourist attractions in Mielno: for the brave and adventurous- bungee jumping, for children- funfair and street zoos, for everybody- horse riding.


Here are the all season tourist attractions of Mielno commune.


At the Kościuszki Street beach entrance there is a fragment of the promenade that was completed in November 2009; the construction elements are made of Azobe Bongossi- an African tree of great endurance. A wide footbridge and 400m2 terraces make it a wonderful observation deck with the magnificent view of the sea.
On the other side of the promenade there is the tourist favourite place in hot summer - a fountain. Around it there are benches where one can rest and cool in the shade of high trees.


The statue of a walrus in Mielno
(R. Sobociński- the author, Magdalena Muszyńska – Płaskowicz- the originator). The statue is situated at the the Kościuszki Street beach entrance and is the symbol of the International Winter Swimming Enthusiasts Rally, which has been organized in Mielno since 2004. Mielno has become the World Capital of the Winter Swimming Enthusiasts who come here in thousands every year in February. The rallies are becoming more and more popular; which was acknowledged by an entry to the Guinness Records Book in 2010 when the 1054 participants of the event beat the American record.



The statue of a deer in Mielno
The statue of a deer is situated in the District Council Square at 10 Chrobrego Street in Mielno. It has been there forever –everybody asks about it- it is a nice element characteristic for the district. Unfortunately, it is very often destroyed- yet, each time it is renovated. The sculpture was funded during the interwar period by one of the landowners to commemorate a happy hunting. It depicts a metal figure of a natural size deer put on a low concrete plinth.


The church in Mielno
The church in Mielno dedicated to the Transfiguration is situated in 27 Kościelna Street. It is a gothic church from the 14th century built on a small hill around which there are traces of a moat. In the old times, apart from the sacral function, it probably was a kind of fortification and still earlier a pagan cult place. The 15th century nave is the oldest part of the church. The tower is one century younger (16th century). The church was reconstructed several times; the last time was in 1856 when a Chancel( from the eastern side) and a Transept (from the northern side) were added. Also a sacristy was added in the early 20th century but the gothic style was still retained.



The lime –tree avenue
An avenue of lime trees stretches along the 2km road from Mielno to Mielenko. The avenue is formed by three rows of lime-trees that were probably planted at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. The trees have naturally formed crowns. It is a single species avenue of big leaved lime-trees. Roadside avenues were planted for a practical reason: They cast a shadow on the road and constituted a wind absorptive area for the cultivated fields.



The Turkish hazel trees avenue
The avenue is 3km west of Mielno past Mielenko in the direction to Gąski. The roadside avenue is formed by two rows of the Turkish hazel trees planted probably in the twenties of the 20th century. The tree comes from the south-eastern Europe and Asia Minor. The hazel tree is very resistant to drought and with no problems endures our winter and only grows in very clean climate. Its fruit are big bunches of edible nuts, similar to cobnut. It is very rare in Poland. The specimens in the avenue are 12 meters tall and are a hundred years old. They have banner crowns shaped by the blowing winds.


The 16th meridian in Chłopy
On the coastline bike route, about 300metres from Chłopy in the direction of Mielno there is a big boulder pointing to the place the 16th meridian runs. The boulder is 2,3m tall ,weighs 5 tons was found on a nearby field and was transported to the spot by the villagers.


The church organ in Sarbinowo
The organ in the parish church in Sarbinowo, in 17 Nadmorska Street, were designed and erected by Voelkner company from Duninow (Dünnow) in the 19th century. Originally the organ had two manual keyboards, but one keyboard was removed during renovation in 2005. In summer there are concerts played on the instrument as part of the International Organ Festival in Koszalin.




The lighthouse in Gąski
The lighthouse in Gąski is one of the greatest tourist attractions in the region. It was built in winter 1877/78 and the second biggest lighthouse in Poland. It has massive foundations, is placed on an octagonal basis and is 50,2 meters tall. Winding stairs lead to the top from which there is a breathtaking view of the sea and the coast. When the weather is good one can see the light from the distance of 19,5 nautical miles (aprox.36km). The lighthouse is open to visitors.


The Jamno Canal
The Canal, called the Jamno Current, is 0,5 km long and connects Jamno lake with the Baltic Sea. It is on the way from Unieście to Łazy. Its vicinity is a perfect place for anglers because of exceptional delightful peace and quiet. Because of the mixed waters there is a wide variety of fish- both fresh and saltwater. There is a naturist beach 1km away from the Canal.



Fishing harbours in Unieście and Chłopy.
It is worth taking a trip to our two fishing harbours in Unieście and Chłopy. In the morning you can see fishermen returning from the sea with nets full of fish. Climatic taverns, smokehouses and bars serve fish in a hundred different ways and make them unquestionable tourist attractions and ensure a real culinary feast.


In addition next to the harbour there is ,the only in Mielno region, pier- a perfect place to watch a sunset at the end of a romantic walk.