The 5 best local beaches and swimming spots Copenhagen

Bellevue Beach

Strandvejen 340

Klampenborg

North of the city centre and just a few steps from Klampenborg train station is fashionable Bellevue Beach. Featuring 700 metres of sand, Arne Jacobson watch towers, and a reputation for attracting nude sunbathers, Bellevue epitomizes the classic Danish beach experience.

Harbour Bath

Islands Brygge 7

Copenhagen S

Located in the very heart of Copenhagen, Islands Brygge is an essential swimming spot for locals. With views of the city, a grassy lawn for lounging and barbecues, and the best diving platform in town, Harbour Bath is the best of summer in the city. The baths are open in June, July and August.

Kastrup Sea Bath

Amager Strandvej 301

Kastrup

In winter, the Kastrup Sea Bath is an architectural curiosity: an uninhabited, curling woorden seashell hoevring out over the water between Denmark and Sweden. But in Summer, the Sea Bath is a gathering place for local sunbathers, swimmers, and daredevils who come to take the plunge off the bath's 3- and 5-metre jumping platforms.

 

Amager Beach Park

Amager Strandvej 110

Copenhagen S

Unlike anything else in Copenhagen, the Amager Beach Park area is a diverse and semi-wild getaway from the city that features wide beaches, grassy lawns, sports facilities, sand dunes and access to numerous waterfront activities. The Beach Park is easily accessed from Copenhagen via the Metro line M2.

Charlottenlund beach

Strandvejen 150

Charlottenlund

On the east side of Charlottenlund Fort is a narrow strip of park and sandy beach almost completely hidden from the noise and traffic of the adjacent and busy coastal road. And this quiet isolation is what makes Charlottenlund Beach such a beloved hidden gem for locals. Come to explore the fort, for a swim, or to admire the silboats from nearby Skovshoved harbour.

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