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LOCATION Amager Beach is 3 miles (5 km) from central Copenhagen, Denmark
CITY POPULATION Around 500,000
DAYTIME TEMPERATURES Jan: 36°F (2°C); Apr: 50°F (10°C); Jul: 72°F (22°C); Oct: 54°F (12°C)
Amager Beach Park is made up of a series of beaches and a 1-mile- (2-km-) long artificial island, opened in 2005 and linked to the original Amager Beach by three bridges. The mainland beach is divided by a headland.
The northern area has a natural, untamed feel and its broad, sandy shoreline is backed by low-lying, grassy dunes. The beach to the south, known as the “city beach,” has more facilities, including coffee shops, a pier, and a marina.
The addition of the island has created a natural lagoon which is popular for water sports, and the shallow waters are calm and safe – perfect for children.
Getting There and Around Copenhagen’s international airport is 5 miles (8 km) south of the city. The beach is 8–10 mins by Metro from Nørreport or Kongens Nytorv stations.
When to Go Jun–Aug is ideal for a Danish beach visit (water temperatures reach a comfortable 66°F/ 19°C), but it is also high season.