You don't have to look far for great beaches in Denmark
- the Danish coastline itself is one long sandy beach. However, there are some popular beaches in Denmark that simply overshadow all others. Use the list below to find one close to your travel destination or take a look at other beach areas in Scandinavia
(All of the following sandy beaches in Denmark are "Blue Flag" certified for great water quality, Danish public toilets, safety, and environmental education.)
Copenhagen Area: Amager Beach
If you don't want to stray too far from the Danish capital, visit Amager
Strandpark, the beach right outside Copenhagen
. Public transportation offers three stops along this beach (get off at "Amager Strand Station"), and there is an impressive view of the Oresund Bridge
and across the waters to Sweden. Wheelchair accessible.
Funen: Beaches at Middelfart Marina
Middelfart Marina is a popular beach for families on the Danish island of Funen
. There's a small shop and car parking close to the beach, as well as activities and a nice playground for children. More or less in the center of Denmark
, this beach is easy to find: From Odense, take road E20 (toward Middelfart/Kolding). From Kolding, go east on road 161 instead.
West Jutland: Nymindegab Strand / Henne Strand Beach
In the south-western part of Jutland
, near Esbjerg, you can pick among two great sandy beaches: Nymindegab Strand and Henne Strand
. These Danish beaches offer high sand dunes and nice waves from the North Sea. Drive toward the west coast of Jutland, and Road 181 will then lead you to Nymindegab.
North Jutland: Bisnap Beach
Bisnap beach is near the northern end of Jutland
, outside the town of Hals. The sheer size alone of this Danish beach makes it worth a visit. There are activities for kids, good parking, and even wheelchairs can access this Danish
beach easily on a dedicated path to the beach. Hals is found easily, it's about 30 km (20 mi) east of Aalborg.
South-West Zealand: Bildsø Beach
Bildsø Beach is one of the quieter, smaller beaches in Denmark with greens and nature typical for Zealand
. Oftentimes, Bildsø Beach is still considered a travel secret. Parking and a small convenience store are next to the beach area here. To get there, drive to Slagelse, the bigger town nearby, and from there follow road 277 for 15 minutes.