Hel is Paradise: Hel Peninsula ranked 3rd best post-coronavirus beach destination in Europe

The European Best Destinations report said that Hel Peninsula was chosen for the size of its beaches and Poland’s low levels of coronavirus. European Best Destinations

The beaches of the Hel Peninsula in the north of Poland have been named as the 3rd safest seaside destination to go to on holiday in post-COVID-19 Europe.

Selected on the basis of various criteria including low number of people infected by the virus, the size of the beaches and the number of  square metres available for each person on the beach, the report by European Best Destinations said: “This huge strip of sand (35 km long, 30 metres up to 3 km wide), offers travellers millions of square metres. 

“If you are either idle or active, Hel is made for you. We recommend you rent a bike to discover all the beauty of this unique peninsula in Europe.” 

Poland’s borders are expected to be reopened for tourism, without the 2-week quarantine period, in mid-June.CC BY-SA 3.0

Being one of the countries least affected by COVID-19, Poland experienced up to 20 times fewer confirmed cases than most countries of Western Europe. 

Making the destination even safer is the proximity of medical facilities, which due to a fairly low coronavirus-related burden, have remained fully operational throughout the pandemic. 

Furthermore, the bed to resident ratio is high and comparable to that of the Netherlands and Switzerland.

Poland came behind Preveza in Greece which took first place and Comporta in Alentejo - Portugal which took second. 

Poland’s borders are expected to be reopened for tourism, without the 2-week quarantine period, in mid-June.

To read the full report click HERE.