Denmark’s unbelievable coastline

Denmark beaches
No matter where you are in Denmark, you’ll never be more than 50 km from the sea. And with over 7,000 km of coastline, it’s hardly surprising that beach-life is an important part of Danish culture and a popular holiday escape throughout the year.

Space for everyone

Summers can be lovely and hot in Denmark and with this much coastline around the mainland and many islands, there’s always room for everyone at the beach. No endless rows of sunbeds and rushing to find the best spot here. Days at the beach in Denmark are easy and relaxing, whether you want space to enjoy the beach with your children or find your own peaceful spot to lie back on.

Active adventures

For more active beach-lovers, there are plentiful activities on offer at various beaches around the country, such as fishing, kayaking, kitesurfing and windsurfing. At Klitmøller Bay in North Jutland, you’ll experience some of the best windsurfing conditions in Europe. Swimming in the sea is very popular in Denmark and with over 200 Blue Flag beaches around the coast, Denmark offers you some of the cleanest natural swimming areas in Europe. 

All year round experiences

Most of Denmark’s coast is open to the public. Danish beaches are incredible on stormy, rainy or frosty days, when the bracing wind and salty sea air can really revitalise you. Take a walk along a Danish beach outside of the summer season and you never know what you’ll find – washed up amber, driftwood or fossils. Experiencing Denmark’s wild side is a real must.

Read more about Natural Adventures in Denmark.

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