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.
Enjoy the laid-back atmosphere and authentic charm of Denmark's seaside hotels, dotted around Denmark's beautiful coast. Many of Denmark's seaside hotels (badehoteller) have top-of-the-range spa and wellness facilities. At others, it's all about good food, great views and nothing but relaxation. Only some of the hotels are open all year round, so make sure you check before you book a refreshing winter break!
You can play on many North Sealand golf courses as a non-member and they are close enough to each other that you can try different courses out over one holiday. You'll find courses for golfers of all abilities in the region.
The sea is rougher here than in other parts of Denmark, making these beaches excellent water sports areas. If you’re looking for more child-friendly and family areas for swimming, try the coastal area around Limfjord.
Head to popular beach spots at Karrebæksminde in the Smålandshavet Archipelago, the old holiday town of Fakse Ladeplads and the coast of Møn. You’ll enjoy some of the best beaches in the region at Marielyst on the East Coast of Falster, with wide stretches of sand and dunes.
The gently undulating landscape of South Zealand and the flat islands of Lolland and Falster are great places to get on your bike and cycle round the region. Cycle routes are easy to find and well sign-posted.
You can kayak at various spots along the coast and for an alternative way to see the dramatic Møns Klint, why not join a horse riding tour of the area?
West Sealand has a seemingly endless coastline. You can find many, family-friendly beaches with calm, shallow water along the Great Belt coast. Sejerø Bay on the Kattegat coast offers you some of Sealand’s best beaches, with fine, white sand and dunes.
Cyclists love West Sealand, with its many sign-posted cycle routes and easy access from Copenhagen. Hike the area’s many popular sign-posted routes, such as those across the Odsherred peninsula.
The river Suså and the Tystrup-Bavelse Lakes are great for kayaking and angling. As an angler, you’ll also find great catches all along the coast. At Lammefjord Canal you might even catch a carp.