Enjoy Copenhagen's Awesome Beaches this Summer
Summer is officially here and the temperature is rising here in Copenhagen. We can't wait for the weekend to head to the beach! Get your bikini or shorts ready and check out the amazing and clean local beaches just a stone's throw from the city, from Amager Strand a few metro stops away to the beautiful Bellevue Beach. And of course, we have a city beach at our Harbour Baths right in the city center and open all day and night.
If you have a bit more time and are staying longer in the city, you can enjoy Hellerup Beach just to the north of the city, or to Hundige Strandpark near the ARKEN Museum of Modern Art. But if you're on a quick trip, then here are our top 3 beach tips for beating the heat in Copenhagen!
The Harbour Baths - Brygge Island
Cool of in this clean sea water - in the baths in Copenhagen! This might sound a little crazy but the canal water here has been used to create bathing areas which are clean and monitored everyday to keep them that way.
The Harbour Baths at Brygge Island are the perfect place to chill while still staying in the city, with picnic areas, sunbathing space and swimming zones to take a dip. The baths can be reached on the metro just 10 minutes from the city center, or if you have a bike, you can cycle there easily too.
From 1st June until September, these inner city harbour baths are open throughout the day to provide a designated swim and picnic spot. There are different size and depth pools to choose from and a choice of diving boards from beginner height boards to daring high jumps. Bring a picnic and enjoy the sunshine while the weather is good! Find out more about the baths here
Get active with watersports in Copenhagen
If you're into kayaking or stand up paddle (SUP) or even windsurfing there are plenty of places to try this out, with kayak tours around the city's canals and windsurfing on the lagoon at Amager Beach, just 15 minutes metro from the center of the city.
This an urban beach in Østerbro which was made in 2010. This beach has a great pier stretching out 120 meters into the water to jump off and the beach itself is sandy and sandwiched between the promenade and the sea. This beach is super central for city dwellers, and gets busy as it's also quite small, and much less glamorous than the other beaches as it has a view of the power station! But it's handy to have a dip to cool off and super easy to get to.
Stay in Copenhagen
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