Seasonal beaches in the open air are still fashionable. Check where you can take a rest by the Oder. Below you will find an overview of city beaches in Wroclaw.
ZaZoo Beach Bar
A perfect beaching spot in the city centre. ZaZoo Beach Bar has its frequent visitors and attracts a growing number of those who love relax on the water with friends and family. The ZaZoo city beach occupies a few thousand square metres in the place where the Old Oder joins the Oder – only 300 metres away from the Zwierzyniecki Bridge.
Every city dweller and his family will find here everything that they need for rest. Three bars offer a rich choice of various beverages. At ZaZoo, you can eat pizza straight from the oven and delicious ice-cream.
Hot Spot Beach Bar, ul. Wejherowska
The biggest artificial city beach in Poland has as many as 15,000 square metres. On the meadow between the Oder and swimming pools at Wejherowska, over 1,110 tons of sand were poured last year.
Hot Spot Beach Bar is divided into two zones.
The recreational part contains deckchairs, hammocks and huge umbrellas. There are palms like on a real beach, and in the evening after sunset, HotSpot is illuminated by atmospheric lamps.
The organisers guarantee a lot of sun, music and dance. Visitors of HotSpot Beach Bar will have an opportunity to travel through various music styles. Apart from musical events, various speeches and meetings are held here.
The second zone is intended for lovers of active rest. It contains a volleyball and badminton field, a football field for children, a skimboard track and a pétanque playing area.
If you plan to spend the whole day on the sand, you do not have to worry about being hungry. The foodtruck offer includes: Gruba Ryba [Big Fish] – a foodtruck known for the best fish & chips in the city, Egyptian cuisine, pizza from Happy Little Truck and ice-cream from Rondo Café. There is also a wide choice of wines, alcoholic and soft drinks.
HotSpot Beach Bar is open:
- Monday – Thursday, 12:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.;
- Friday, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
- Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
- Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Entrance is free.
Forma Płynna Beach Bar, Wybrzeże Wyspiańskiego
Instead of sand, you will find the neat green grass here. Instead of umbrellas and sunshades, you will see crowns of mini-forest trees. Right on the bank of the Oder, a climatic city beach called Forma Płynna [Liquid Form] has been established; it neighbours on the boulevard of the Wroclaw University of Technology through the fence.
The climate of this place is created by trees and by hammocks and deckchairs suspended between them. On hot summer days, it is an optimal place for a lazy afternoon with friends. “Chill, relax, jazz”, we can read in Internet opinions of thrilled visitors of the new Oder beach in the city centre.
On the spot, there is a bar with an excellent menu and even better staff, open-air toys for children, and the programme contains music evenings, concerts and workshops.
Stara Odra, Trzebnickie Bridges
The picturesquely located Stara Odra [Old Oder] Beach Bar had many regular visitors last year. Situated beside Mosty Trzebnickie bridges close to the tram terminus at ul. Zawalna, it attracted local people and visitors from other parts of Wroclaw.
The attractions include, e.g., jazz concerts, stand-uppers’ shows, yoga and fitness exercises, animations for children and dance evenings.
On the spot, there is a bar with a rich menu, foodtrucks, and an outlet serving hot-dogs and ice cream.
OpatoVice Beach Bar, Opatowice Dam
Close to the Opatowice Dam, a cosy OpatoVice Beach Bar is being established. Apart from the bar, deckchairs and the barbecue, hosts offer activities for children (including the smallest ones), young mothers, and yoga and crossfit lovers.
Odrana Beach Bar, Wybrzeże Wyspiańskiego 41A
Odrana Beach Bar occupies a part of the boulevard of the Wroclaw University of Technology. Beside the bar with a rich choice of beverages, there is a pizza oven and small snacks. And they are surrounded with very comfortable seats and deckchairs in the sunshine or in the shadow of umbrellas and canopies. Children can have fun in a place relevant to their age – a big inflatable labyrinth. More active visitors can let off steam in the beach volleyball field.
Chillout music, a view of the fashionable Oder and the historic pressure tower guarantee an atmospheric pack of impressions.
The Odrana Beach Bar is open on all days of the week: Monday –Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 0:00 a.m., Friday 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m., Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 0:00 a.m.
Przestrzeń: park, pizza and chillout, ul. Mickiewicza/Paderewskiego
Away from the Oder, you can also find suitable places to rest during a good weather. “Przestrzeń is an idea to relax away from the tourist pubs, noise and prices of the Wroclaw Market Square,” encourage the hosts of an open-air diner at Sępolno. At the junction of Mickiewicza and Paderewskiego streets, the atmospheric spot has started another summer season.
There were many changes in infrastructure during winter. The large container was designed as a cosy diner that contains not only a bar, but also a kitchen and a pizza oven.
In the shadow of old oaks, guests relax on deckchairs and comfortable garden furniture. Children have a big sandbox and a small playground at their disposal, and adults can taste beer, cider and fine coffee. It is also possible to play chess and badminton or read the current press.
Przestrzeń [Space] attracts a colourful and cheerful company, families with children, and lovers of good music and ambitious cinema. The open-air cinema shows documentaries every Wednesday and world cinema masterpieces every Sunday. On weekends, musicians from Wroclaw and other places play together on the stage of Przestrzeń.
Przestrzeń is open every day from 3:00 p.m. till 10:00 p.m. (Monday – Friday) and from 3:00 p.m. till 11:59 p.m. (Saturday – Sunday).
Beach on Politechnika Boulevard, Wybrzeże Wyspiańskiego
Sun lovers can also visit a cosy beach on the Promenade of the Wroclaw University of Technology at Wybrzeże Wyspiańskiego. If you love recreation by the water, you have a beach and sandy volleyball and badminton fields at your disposal.
Unlike on other city beaches, there is no bar or toilets here.
Prosto z Mostu Beach Bar
Wroclaw inhabitants can also enjoy the charm of another beach that has recently been created close to the Warszawskie Bridges: Prosto z Mostu [Straight from the Bridge] Beach Bar. It occupies as many as 5,000 m2 of space intended for relax, where various events (e.g., volleyball games, pub quizzes or film shows) are organised very frequently.