Bellevue Strand

  • Bellevue Strand - Denmark
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Summer holidays are a big part of the way of life in Denmark – literally. Holiday time has been mandated by the Danish government since the 1930s, and since then Bellevue Strand has been one of the most popular beaches in the country. That is due in no small part to the fact it is located within a stone’s throw of the capital, Copenhagen.

Danish architect Arne Jacobsen was responsible for the iconic striped blue watchtowers that line the way near the sea. He also designed the adjacent Bellevue Theatre which further adds to the Art Deco feel. From the beach are views across the shimmering sea to the coast of Sweden and the Øresund bridge which leads there.

The beach itself boasts soft white sands, though given how busy it can be there you’ll want to make sure you get there sooner rather than later. Thanks to tourists and locals, Bellevue Strand is generally pretty lively and always busy in the summer. As for cuisine, with Copenhagen so close by, you can enjoy some of the city’s great beach-friendly restaurants.

If you are visiting Copenhagen and want to hit the beach, or are eager for a day at the beach and dinner and sightseeing in Copenhagen afterward, Bellevue Beach is the place to be.

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