Ustka is a health resort and port town on the Słowiński Coast, at the mouth of the Słupia River to the Baltic Sea.
The first patients came to Ustka for sun and sea baths already before 1830. In 1988, Ustka received the status of a spa - for many years it has been an important resort in the country, it even aspires to be the summer capital of the country. It is called the "pearl of the Baltic Sea" for a reason. Ustka is a city with over a hundred-year-old fishermen's houses, a seaside promenade from 1875, teeming with life, a fishing port and a mild microclimate, the only one in Poland. It offers a beautiful white sandy beach, clean sea water in an open water area and unique tourist attractions. Iodine-rich sea air helps in treating respiratory diseases, thyroid, heart disease and allergies.
Ustka is also distinguished by the fact that the buildings of the former fishing village and some historical industrial facilities at the former port have been preserved here. Today, after revitalization carried out in recent years, it captivates again with its beauty. The history of Ustka dates back to the fourteenth century, but the shape of the present city was shaped by the changes that took place here less than two hundred years ago, when the first tourists appeared at the mouth of Słupia and the expansion of the port began. The mentions of the first vacationers coming to Ustka come from 1832. Few guests then came to the sea in carts and enjoyed the hospitality of local fishermen. The charm of the place, peace and proximity to Słupsk made Ustka a popular holiday destination among the local nobility as early as in the mid-19th century. The Pomeranian junkers who came here, including Otto von Bismarck, created the "Ustka fashion" among the German elite. The construction of the railway line from Ustka to Słupsk in 1878 opened the nascent resort also to mass tourism. Soon, next to a fishing village, a district of exclusive boarding houses, which is still enchanting with its beauty, was established.