Wonderful Beaches

Wonderful beaches on Fyn and the Islands

While conditions vary greatly from place to place around Fyn and the Islands, the swimming water is always top quality. Fyn and the Islands have fully 1,100 km of coastline featuring a string of truly delightful beaches. Here are some of the most beautiful.

Fyns Badestrand (Bathing Beach) in Nyborg

A magnificent, large beach that was established when the West Bridge over the Great Belt was built. It is a beautiful sandy beach, bordered by clear water and with the sandy seabed continuing a little farther out. You do not need to wade out far before the water is deep enough for a good swim. The large volume of water flowing through the Great Belt ensures that the bathing water here is always clean and clear. If you prefer not to wear a bathing costume, please keep to the outermost 150 metres of the beach – closest to the bridge. Lifeguards are on duty between 10.00  and 18.00 in the summer months, keeping a watchful eye on the beach and water from their towers.

Fyns Badestrand ved Nyborg

Ristinge Beach – Langeland

A little farther to the south – on Langeland – you will find the famous Ristinge Beach, which is one of the very best places to swim in the region. Well-known for its beautiful countryside with 30-metre dunes, for example, it is also a great place to hunt for fossils. Combine your visit to the beach with another countryside treat: pick up fascinating stones to add to your collection at home, or simply to admire in the car during the return journey.

Ristinge Strand Langeland

Christiansminde Beach near Svendborg

This excellent beach is located east of Svendborg – within easy walking or cycling distance of the city. A good way to get there is to follow the fine path alongside the water and past the rowing club. The beach is very popular, attracting both young people and families with children from morning to evening. The view is magnificent, making the beach the perfect setting for picnics and barbecues. The water is delightful and there is a jetty where the famous vintage steamer Helge ties up. The beach is perfect for ball games, and facilities include a mini-golf course and playground. The nearby kiosk is famous for its giant soft ices.

Christiansminde Strand Svendborg 

Vejlby Fed Strand

The beach at Vejlby Fed is perfect for children. It is a fine sandy beach bordered by shallow water. There are benches and tables at the beach, as well as a jetty. Other facilities include a public car park and a kiosk, and visitors can use the playground and pétanque court at the nearby campsite for a small fee.

Vejlbyfed Strand Middelfart 

Flyvesandet Beach on North Fyn

Flyvesandet is one of the finest beaches on Fyn, with child-friendly shallow water, soft sand and rolling dunes. It is also the only place on Fyn that can boast of having soft sand dunes. The beach is known for its excellent conditions for both windsurfing and kite-flying, and it is bordered by a charming stretch of woods with a number of rambling trails.

Flyvesandet Strand 

Feddet near Assens

A wonderful and broad beach, where the seabed is primarily sandy. The beach is around 430 m long and approx. 20 m wide. The water in the bathing area is shallow and perfect for children, and there are no jetties. Feddet borders the waters of the Little Belt, so you may sometimes encounter large waves here.

Feddet Assens 

Drejet near Faaborg

Drejet near Faaborg is a magnificent, public sandy beach with good parking.

Drejet ved Faaborg 

Vesterstrand Beach, Aeroe

Vesterstrand beach is located near Ærøskøbing on the island of Ærø. Set in idyllic countryside, it is a remarkably pretty beach with a collection of picturesque beach huts.

Vesterstrand

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Swimming advice

If you encounter a jellyfish

  1. Learn to swim and dive properly
  2. Never swim alone
  3. Only swim where swimming is permitted
  4. Only ever wade out to where the water comes up to your navel
  5. Only dive where the water is deep enough
  6. Always swim parallel to the coast
  7. Never go swimming if you have recently drunk alcohol or taken drugs
  8. Get out of the water when you start to feel cold
You are not allowed to swim:
  • In harbours, close to piers, breakwaters or net markers laid out by fishermen
  • In bogs and small lakes. The water here is almost always still and can be extremely cold just below the surface.
  • In lakes and rivers where there are aquatic plants
  • Wherever there are signs prohibiting swimming