Den Permanente Beach
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.
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