Copenhagen is a city very surrounded by water, perfect it you want to go for a swim on a hot day. The water in Copenhagen is fresh and clean, so why not? However, you can’t just go in everywhere (well, we don’t recommend it), so here’s three places where you can (read: are allowed) to go for a refreshing swim in Copenhagen.
Island Brygge, Islands Brygge
Just a few minutes from the City Hall Square lies Islands Brygge. Here locals go for a swim and for sunbathing on the lawns and docks. There are four different deep pools with sea water.
It’s open daily and for free. Does it get more easy than that?
Amager strand, Amager Strandvej 110
If you prefer beaches over docks, it might be worth it to go the 5 kilometers from the city center to Amager. Amager is known as the riviera of Copenhagen and is accessible by bus or bike. Here you’ll find a 2 kilometer long beach in the shape of a lagoon on one side, and sand dunes on the other. If you get bored, they also offer kayaks and surfing.
One of the newest addition to the city is Korallbadet (translation: The Coral Bath). It’s located in the south harbour, and is built on floating pontoons which creates a protected lagoon. There is a total of three pools: one for playing, one for bigger kids and a 25-meter pool with a jump tower.