Find Your Beach in Denmark

Gather ideas for your next summer holiday with our guide to Denmark's best beaches MORE

Find your dream beach

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. MORE

Voted Denmark's Best Beach

Søndervig Beach in West Jutland was recently named Best Beach in Denmark, knocking another fabulous stretch of fine white sand, Marielyst Beach, off the top spot after three years!

Denmark's Best Beaches

Denmark has some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. With over 7,300km of coastline, choosing the best of Denmark's fine white sand, family friendly and crowd-free beaches is tough! We've picked some of Denmark's most popular beaches for this guide, bringing together dynamic dune-covered beaches and calm, sheltered beaches great for kids. What's more, you're never more than 50km from the coast in Denmark, which means a day at the seaside is easy. FIND YOUR BEACH


Head to the beach all year round

Across most of Denmark, beaches are open to the public. In Denmark, 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. There's nothing like experiencing Denmark’s wild side on one of Denmark's beaches in winter!

Søndervig Beach

Danes recently voted Søndervig Beach in West Jutland as Denmark's best beach. A popular seaside resort for the last century, Søndervig is a dynamic beach backed by rolling sand dunes on the North Sea.

Amager Beach Park

Copenhagen has its own beach park! 5 kilometres of sandy beach and outdoor activities on an island and lagoon. It's as popular with families as it is with young locals, due to its calm waters and open spaces. Get here by metro from the city centre.

Kerteminde North Beach

Kerteminde's North Beach on Funen Island is popular with families and young people. There's always life and a fun atmosphere here throughout the summer months. Only a few hours' drive from Copenhagen and close by Odense.

Getting active on Denmark's beaches

For more active beach-lovers, there are plentiful activities on offer at various beaches around Denmark, such as fishing, kayaking, kitesurfing and windsurfing. At Klitmøller Bay in North Jutland, sometimes known as Cold Hawaii, you can experience some of the best windsurfing conditions in Europe.

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