Amager / Strandpark

Continent
Europe
Country
Denmark
Next Big City
Copenhagen
Next Town
Copenhagen
 
Type:
Ocean, Lake
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
School, Shop, Rescue, Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop, Small wave
Hazards:
Swimmers, Wave breaker, Bridge
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Nice clean sea bottom - no rocks. Both at sea side and in the inner lake, it gets deeper than 2 meters after 20-60 meters out. Nice flat water in the lagoon.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Big
Hazards:
Concrete, Bystanders
Beach Users:
June, July, August

Just five kilometers from the center of Copenhagen you will find Amager Beach, the new city beach with enough space for all kinds of beach life. It serves a densely populated area and is extremely popular in the summer. It is a 4.6 kilometer long bathing beach divided into two parts. The beach on the mainland running along the road of Amager Strandvej and a two kilometer, man-made long island, which is connected to the mainland with three bridges. The island is divided by a point that makes it possible to give the beaches their own distinctive character. The northern part of the island has a more natural, wild beach with wide, sandy beaches and low sand dunes. A winding path takes you through the wild, northern beach down to the southern part where the city beach is. A wide pier serves as the backbone of the southern part of the island (the city beach). The pier is perfect for a nice stroll along the coast, and you can buy yourself a cup of coffee or an ice cream. The southern part of the island is rounded off with a little marina, where small boats can moor for the day. You can walk directly from the marina to the mainland, where there are two parks for recreational activities. They are called 5øren and 10øren.

Wind

Best Months:
April, May, September, October
Wind Type:
Frontal
Best Direction:
NE, ENE, E, ESE, SE
Main Direction:
SW, WSW, W, WNW, NW

Works on all directions. The optimal wind conditions are: Northeast, East and Southeast. Often surfing in the inner lake is nice because of the nice flat water surface, and the ability to surf in more `offshore´ conditions. The wind tends to be gusty when coming from shore.



How to get there

Transport
Car, Bus, Train
Access
Short walk

Amager Beach is situated along Amager Strandvej in Copenhagen. You can easily get there by bike from the center of the city, in 15-20 minutes. Another possibility is to take the Metro or bus to the beach park.

Extra information

Rules
Zones

Four indicated beach area's are monitored by 8 lifeguards all days from 10am to 6pm during the school's summer holiday and until 31 August. The bathing season starts mid June and ends late August. In this period, surfing is restricted by certain rules, where to launch and enter the sea.

Nightlife

Copenhagen rocks - remember, that nightlife in the city center is very dress-up-like, so instead try out the city qourters: Vesterbo (down Istedgade) and Norrebo (around Kultorvet). This is where you will find the nice clubs and down-to-earth people.