"the coastline" Denmark Off The Beaten Path Tip by elsebeth

Denmark Off The Beaten Path: 88 reviews and 113 photos


Almost all Danish beaches and stretches of coastline are open to the public on foot and using the beach is free. This free access has some limitations.

In principle, you can get to the beach by road, path and over uncultivated areas. But you may not put your belongings or bathe closer than 50m from private residences. You may not pitch tents on the beach.
Some beaches allow cars on the beach, e.g. on Fanø and between Rødhus and Løkken on the west coast of Jutland, where you can park your car on the beach while using it but may not stay overnight.

Do not block roads or paths, and park as instructed. This applies especially to plantations. It is in everyone's interests that ambulances and fire engines can get through if an accident happens. Always use existing paths when climbing on cliff tops to protect the vegetation and prevent erosion. In summer, dogs must be kept on leads. Read and observe the local notices explaining special rules/bans for the area.

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  • Written Mar 3, 2003
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