Best time to visit Copenhagen

Beach Season in Copenhagen

Locals have learned not to take summer for granted, sun and warmth is cherished and enjoyed to its fullest

Best time: June–August

Beach Season
Beach Season

Denmark doesn't boast scorching sun. Nevertheless, when summer sets in, locals head out to beaches to enjoy warm season. Ample beaches provide enough space for both Danes and city's numerous visitors. You can explore the city's coastline and choose the beach that appears appealing to you. A few most popular ones include Amager Strandpark, Bellevue Beach, Svanemølle Strand, and Charlottenlund Beach Park.

Amager Strandpark is particularly famous for being the largest beach found in Copenhagen, truly vast and clean, with bathing docks, restrooms, non-expensive ice-cream stalls. This is a great place for BBQ-ing. Huge Bellevue Beach is also suitable for BBQ. It's favoured by Muslim and Asian Danish communities, and unlike other city's beaches, you probably won't find topless vacationers here. A small Svanemølle Strand is distinguished by urban landscapes, nice long pier to walk on, and this one is also the one that attracts the largest numbers of nudists, just so you know. Charlottenlund Beach Park is the smallest one, it sits in the suburbs of the city, and is mostly popular with locals, rather than tourists. However, it's worth a visit if you wish for something special. The beach is set beside Charlottenlund Park famed for lots of old trees, small ponds, and a military fortress erected in the late 1800s.

There are more nice seaside areas to discover. Summer in Copenhagen lasts normally from June to August.

Practical info

What are the most popular beaches in Copenhagen?

Copenhagen's most visited beaches include Amager Strandpark, Bellevue Beach, Svanemølle Strand, and Charlottenlund Beach Park. Amager Strandpark, the largest, is popular for its clean bathing docks, budget-friendly ice-cream stands, and restrooms. Bellevue Beach is significant and sought after by the Muslim and Asian communities. Svanemølle Strand is somewhat small but has urban landscapes and a large nudist community. Charlottenlund Beach Park is a former military facility located in the suburbs. Show more

Is it safe to swim at the beaches in Copenhagen?

Swimming at Copenhagen's beaches is safe, and primary beaches have regular water testing to ensure the same. Most swimming spots have designated areas allotted to make sure that everyone is safe while swimming. Being aware of your surroundings and cautious while swimming is imperative, just as it is in any body of water. Show more

Where can I find food and drink options at the beaches in Copenhagen?

Finding food and drink options alongside Copenhagen's beaches won't be a problem. Amager Strandpark has budget-friendly ice-cream stands and grill stands for barbeque enthusiasts. Bellevue Beach features various cafes, restaurants, and snack stands near the beach area. Charlottenlund Beach Park offers options like cafes, restaurants, and even a wine bar. Svanemølle Beach is an exception with no food or drink options available on site. Show more

When is the best time to visit Copenhagen for beach season?

Beach season in Copenhagen is at its peak from mid-June to mid-August. This season has relatively high temperatures ranging from 20 to 25 degrees Celsius, making it ideal for visiting the beaches without enduring the cold Danish climate. Though the water might not be as warm as the season's temperature, it is refreshing for those who like to swim or cool down. Show more

Are there any unique attractions near Charlottenlund Beach Park?

The Charlottenlund Beach Park is located adjacent to Charlottenlund Park and Palace Garden, where visitors can stroll around the palace and its old trees and small ponds. This park also hosts the Ordrupgaard art museum, exhibiting excellent French Impressionist artwork from Monet, along with Scandinavian and Danish art. The surrounding area also boasts of a military fortress dating back to the 1800s, making it a perfect place to explore Copenhagen's history and art combined. Show more

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