Growing up near the ocean, I’ve always had an attraction to water. Currently living in Central Europe, sometimes I have a longing just to sit back and enjoy a sunset on the beach.
While it’s not the Atlantic, Bagry Lake provides a nice break from the hustle and bustle of the city. Originally a gravel pit flooded after WWII, the lake is now part of a larger recreation area with a soccer field, volleyball nets, a food truck area and restaurants, an outdoor gym, a brine graduation tower and two sandy beaches. During the summer months, it can get quite busy with locals looking to cool down; however, there is a wilder side with tall grasses and areas to spread your blanket and enjoy closer to the railroad tracks.
There are several rental facilities open during the warmer months with kayaks, canoes and paddleboards. There are also some sailing clubs which operate on the lake, the largest being Horn Sailing Club.
Bagry Lake and Recreation area is most easily accessed from the city centre via Tram (11 or 20 to Mały Płaszów P+R), Electric Scooter or Bicycle.