Lake Rusałka is ideal for sunset walks, biking and bird watching, but if the birds you're eager to ogle are the kind without feathers, then head for Rusałka's north shore. Each summer an artificial beach right in the middle of the north coast becomes a popular sunbathing and swimming area, with lifeguards on duty and kayak and canoe rental. This year a lot of energy and investment has gone into making the area more attractive than ever, for both students and families. In addition to an increased focus on community involvement, the north shore now boasts a new playground, volleyball courts, a beach bar (PiachBar) serving drinks, ice cream, waffles and snacks, a large public barbecue area (with three grills at your disposal in case you didn't pack your own), a stage for concerts and events, and the brand new Rusałka restaurant located in the old boathouse. A great place to spend a sunny day, beat the heat, and relax with the locals. The easiest way to get there is by cab, or catch bus 160 from 'Małe Garbary,' getting off at 'Golęcin;' it's a 15-20min walk through the woods from there.