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Beaches on the East Coast

Photo: A. Krummholz

Along the east coast of North Jutland, you will find an abundance of idyllic coastal towns. Here you will find the perfect opportunity for a beach holiday with the entire family.

Child-friendly beaches

The conditions of the sea of Kattegat differ a lot from those of the North Sea. The west coast can be rough, with high winds and waves, whereas on the east coast you will often find calm seas and shallow waters, perfect for the family vacation. With the shallow waters and tide, you will often find small islands emerging from the water, so you can have your very own private island for a short while. See the overview of the blue and white flags on the beaches in North Jutland.

The east coast is the epitome of child-friendly beaches. The waves are calm and the waters shallow.

Østerhurup familie
Photo: Mette Johnsen
Østerhurup badepige
Photo: Mette Johnsen

If you like an exotic twist during your vacation, then look no further than Frederikshavn where you can find the only palm beach in Denmark. Each year 100 palm trees from China and the Canary Islands are planted along the beach. Furthermore, there are lifesavers on the beach,  beach volley, and beach football fields.

In Øster Hurup there is a popular child-friendly beach with calm and shallow waters. Great parking and toilets are available in the area.

Sæby is also offering a slightly different beach experience because here you can walk along the two kilometer long seaside promenade. It is also interesting to explore what the sea and waves wash up onto the beaches. You can, for instance, find red conches, razor clams, tower shells and with the right wind from the southeast, you might be lucky enough to find amber.

In the seaside towns along the east coast, it is possible to hire kayaks or SUP boards. A great opportunity for the whole family to have a look at the beach and towns from the seaside and at the same time get some fun exercise.

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Asaa Beach
Photo: Bendt Danielsen

Asaa Beach

Asaa Beach is mild and children-friendly - the perfect place for at lovely day with the family.

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Bisnap Beach
Photo: VisitAalborg, InfoCenter Hals

Bisnap Beach

The beach between Hou and Bisnap is about 6 kilometers long. The beach is child-friendly with white sand and a slightly sloping shoreline, making it a pleasant location for both children and adults.

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Dokkedal Beach

Dokkedal Beach

Dokkedal Beach offers a lovely sand beach with a freely available pier and a depth that’s child-friendly. You will also find toilets and trash bins in the beach area. Dokkedal is located south of Aalb...

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Egense Beach
Photo: VisitAalborg, InfoCenter Hals

Egense Beach

Egense Beach lies right next door to Kattegat, and is a kid-friendly beach with lots of family visitors during the summer. Egense Beach is a man-made beach, made from sand from the nearby island of Læ...

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Hou South Beach
Photo: VisitAalborg, InfoCenter Hals

Hou South Beach

Hou South Beach lies as a natural frame around the cozy town of Hou. The beach is six kilometres long, reaching all the way down to Hals. It's kid-friendly and easily accessible from Hou.

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Skagen Sønderstrand
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Skagen Sønderstrand

Sandy, family beach, close to town, featuring the bascule light as an attractive landmark.

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Sæby Nordstrand
Photo: Mette Johnsen

Sæby Nordstrand

The beach north of Sæby is very popular, not least for families with children

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Øster Hurup Beach
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Øster Hurup Beach

Øster Hurup Beach is starting at Als Odde from the estuary of Mariager Fjord and is ending at Dokkedal, which is 10 km north of Øster Hurup.

But you will find the best part of the beach, north of the...

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Aalbæk - Napstjert beach
Photo: Mette Johnsen

Aalbæk - Napstjert beach

The beach at Aalbæk and Napstjert frames the harbour.

The nice, white beach sand invites children´s play, while the clean, calm water invites a dip in the Kattegat´s wawes.

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