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Camping in Poland - how does it work?

We received some questions from a reader about camping in Poland, and were inspired to write a post about it. Here we summarise our experiences of camping in Poland. How many campsites are there? How are they organised? And what is the standard?

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Reflections on camping in Poland

Here are some reflections after camping in different places around Poland.

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  • There are plenty of campsites - Poles love camping and there are campsites everywhere. They mostly camp in caravans, tents or cottages. Most of the motorhomes you see are German.
  • Campsites are unorganised - The campsites are quite messy and you usually drive into a large area full of tents and caravans and then you have to stand wherever you happen to see a free spot.
  • The standard is ok - The standard is lower than in Sweden, but toilets and showers are usually ok. To empty the latrine you sometimes have to lift a manhole cover ...
  • Safety feels good - There are always staff around the clock, and if you come in late in the evening/night they check carefully that you really have something to do there ...
  • It's easy to fit in – Vi bokade ingenting i förväg och hittade alltid campingar utan problem. På The whole peninsula some campsites were full, but there are always more to choose from.
  • You can accommodate large motorhomes - In most cases it is probably no problem at all, but in some cases it might be crowded. However, the Poles are helpful: when we couldn't get in with our car, they pulled the fence posts ...
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Poles themselves like to camp in caravans, often in small ones.
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Others camp in tents, and they can also be really small sometimes...

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UpdateWe have returned to Poland several times after this trip. Here you can find more tips and inspiration about Poland:

All our top tips for Poland. Click on the image!

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