Gdynia Orłowo (get off at Gdynia Orłowo train station and head straight down ul. Orłowska) is the quieter, with an eroding cliff that proves popular with paragliders, and the scenic forest trails that lead to the top come populated with families of wild boar. This is a gorgeous spot and the renovation work of recent years have seen the pier and the surrounding gardens restored to the inter-war period glory. In summer, theatre performances take place on the beachfront open-air stage, courtesy of the Municipal Theatre.
Redłowska Beach is further up and is a similar setting to its southern neighbour, except there's more forest. On that note, the 30-minute walk from Gdynia Redłowo station is rather pleasant and at least half of that is through the green. Lifeguards are usually on patrol at the top end of the beach, which is something to consider if you have kids with you. That being said, the water isn't incredibly deep and the area is clearly marked with buoys. A great vantage point, Klif Orłowski, is at the southern end of the beach.
The city centre beach to the north is found right by Skwer Unii Europejski, and its 200-metre length is often packed to bursting point. The quality of the beach here is arguably better than its more illustrious neighbours and the development of modern shower and toilet facilities as well as the new bars and restaurants housed in brand new city built buildings make this a far more civilised place to come. There is also a great children’s play area right on the beach in front of the Del Mar restaurant, which allows mums and dads to relax over a coffee or beer while the little ones burn themselves out on the sand. You may be interested to know that the first ever ice-cream on a stick was created on the nearby Świętojańska street back in 1932!