Den Permanente Beach

  • Den Permanente Beach - Denmark
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Located in the city of Aarhus on Denmark’s east coast is the man made Den Permanente beach. Designated a Blue Flag Beach in 2018 it is just a 10-minute bike ride to the city center which makes it one the most popular beach in the area.

Den Permanente is a beach but it is also a “sea bath” - a protected area for sea swimming. This consists of wooden jetties and buildings which provide changing facilities, showers, and a life guard station. There are separate bathing areas for men and women, with plenty of privacy and a strong culture of respect for fellow bathers, so you can bathe here in comfort and safety.

The beach itself has something of a fitness culture and you’ll find all manner of beach sports here. On-beach cuisine is handled by several on-site restaurants, most notably Sjette Frederiks Kro. There are also spots for barbeques and bonfires.

Den Permanente has the Riis Forest as a backdrop which allows one to forget being so close to the centre of a large city.

For great local food and a quick dip in the cool waters nearby, you’ll definitely want to give Den Permanente a permanent place on your list of beaches to visit in Denmark.

Nearest town/city



8240 Rissk

Type of beach



  • Swimming/bathing

Nudist/naturist beach


Lifeguard service



  • Restroom/toilets


Blue Flag Award

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Current weather (Thu Mar 23rd 02:00)


8.4°C / 47°F

Sea temperature


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