2930 Copenhagen, Denmark
+45 7022 2442 (Tourist Information)
Bellevue Strand is not only one of the most popular beaches in the Copenhagen area, it's also one of the oldest, and has been attracting summer bathers and sun worshippers since it was opened in 1932: this tremendous popularity has earned it the nickname of 'flypaper', as large numbers of Copenhageners make the eight-mile trek up the coast to enjoy this 700m strip of sandy coastline. The beach is not without its attractions, however: just walking distance from Klampenborg train station, a visit here can be combined with a forest walk in nearby Dyrehaven (or pony and trip ride) and even a trip to the funfair, Bakken
. Enjoy the sand or take a swim from one of the jetties, and don't miss the modernist-styled changing facilities - the beach was designed by none other than Arne Jacobsen. There's a ice-cream kiosk located on the beach (and sometimes a grill) - though those wanting a more formal setting could head to nearby Restaurant Jacobsen. Note that while most of the beach enjoys a mixture of tanned young Copenhageners and families with young children, the farthest end of the beach is reserved for nudists.