Beach holidays in Denmark: Europe's best kept secret! [1]

No matter where you are in Denmark, you’ll never be more than 50km from the sea. And with over 7,000km of coastline, it’s hardly surprising that beach holidays are a popular part of Danish culture. So consider a beach holiday in Denmark!

Find your dream beach in Denmark

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.

Denmark's Best Beach 2014

Søndervig Beach [2] in West Jutland was named Best Beach in Denmark in 2014, knocking another fabulous stretch of fine white sand, Marielyst Beach [3], off the top spot after three years! Søndervig has been a popular holiday resort on the North Sea for over 100 years and continues to draw holiday-makers to its dynamic dunes and wide sandy beach.

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 [4] Bay in North Jutland, sometimes known as Cold Hawaii, you can 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 [5] around the coast, Denmark offers you some of the cleanest natural swimming areas in Europe. 

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!

Further reading

See our guide to Denmark's best beaches [6].

Read more about Natural adventures in Denmark [7].