Get In The Summer Spirit: 5 Copenhagen’s Amazing Harbors To Swim In

There is no better way to initiate your summer than jumping in the ocean in one of Copenhagen’s best harbors!

There is no better way to initiate your summer than by jumping in the ocean in one of Copenhagen’s best harbors!  So stick around to find out which is the best harbor near you and head on over there to show off your new swimwear.



For those of you lucky enough to live in trendy Vesterbro, there is a perfect harbor waiting for you not far from Fisketorvet. The best thing about this harbor is that it has closed off sections within the harbor to create different pools. There is a children’s pool, a normal pool and a diving pool with a one, two and three-meter-tall diving boards. But danes don’t just create their own salt water pools, the also bring in sand and create a small beach and a suntanning area. There are not many cities in the Europe where the harbors are kept as clean as the ones here in denmark. So don’t miss out on the opportunity to jump in and enjoy the clean fresh water.

Where: Kalvebod Brygge 55, København V

Open from: 15 June – 31 August (11:00 – 19:00)


Amager Helgoland and/or Sneglen (The Snail) 

Amager Strandvej is already a great beach to start your summer with, but if you want to dive further into the water instead of walking into the ocean, there are two perfect places for you to do that in Amager. Amager Helgoland has sectioned off a piece of the ocean and created beautiful ocean pools for you to bathe in. There is a nude section and a normal section where you keep your privates covered. There is a small cafe where you can get cocktails, coffee, ice cream and snacks. However, you need to be a member in order to come into these pools. If you want something less exclusive, Sneglen (The snail) might be a better choice. It is a very curious and remarkable piece of architecture that has the shape of a snail. You can sunbathe in the outer ‘rings’ of the snail, and jump into the water at the center. There are bathrooms and changing rooms 10 meters away. It is a great place to jump into the ocean.

Where: Sneglen (The Snail), Amager Strandvej 301, 2770 Kastrup, Danmark

Open: All year

Where: Amager Helgoland, Amager Strandpark, København S

Open from: 23. June – 31 August (10:00 – 18:00)



Svanemølle Stranden (Svanemølle Beach)

For those of you who live too far away from Amager this beach might be more accessible, and don’t worry, you will not be compromising much because this beach is also quite beautiful. This beach if over 130 meters long and has a spacious pier that stretches out into the water. There is also a small kiosk where you can quench your hunger or thirst. It is the perfect family beach, with white clean sand and shallow waters to play in.

Where: The beach promenade, Copenhagen

When: All year



Islands Brygge Havnebad

A beautiful and relaxing place to sunbathe, swim or dive. It’s perfect central location makes it one of the most popular diving places in Copenhagen. The main pool is 75 meters long, but there are also smaller and shallower pools for children and a deep end where people can dive. Since it is so centered, there are plenty of opportunities to buy all kinds of food, from a simple ice-cream to a fancy salad, you will surely find something for every craving. There are toilets close and a lifeguard on duty at all times.

Where: Islands Brygge, Copenhagen S

When: 15 June – 31 August (Mon-Fri: 7:00-19:00, Sat-Sun: 11:00-19:00)

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