Tisvildeleje Strand

Beaches in North Sealand

The north coast is called The Danish Riviera. Here you will find a wealth of beautiful beaches. Some with blue flags, others are more undisturbed, and others are in the middle of the city. It´s never far from the town, an attraction or a restaurant.

Beaches, dunes and plantations. Charming seaside towns, high skies and fresh sea air. Sealand´s north coast has it all. Here you can find peace in your soul and soak up the summer atmosphere in the 11 idyllic seaside towns, scattered like pearls on a string by the Sound and Kattegat along the North Sealand coast. 

The Danish Riviera has plenty of experiences in store for families with children, nature lovers and bathers. Beautiful beaches stretch all the way along the coast, and 21 of them are manned with life-guards. These specially trained life-guards ensure the bathing weather along the almost 70-kilometre stretch between Nivå and Hundested is the safest in Denmark. 

Eight kilometres of golden beach & classic seaside town

Liseleje is a romantic seaside town by the edge of Tisvilde Hegn. It has charming timbered houses and hollyhocks, a wide sandy beach and a large car park that is easily accessible. Enjoy the shallow, child-friendly sandy beach with lifeguard supervision and disabled access. 

The old fishing village in Tisvilde is the essence of a traditional seaside town that has become a fashionable and popular destination with cafes and nightlife in recent years. The popular beach is studded with classic bathing huts painted in charming colours. Further down the beach from the car park, you´ll find beaches with large dunes in wild nature, and Stængehus is roughly halfway between Liseleje and Tisvildeleje. 

Classic seaside promenade, fishery and atmosphere

Rågeleje has a classic seaside promenade, which follows the coastal road, staying close to the water´s edge. You can enjoy a stroll in all kinds of weather and when the wind gets up, you can admire the fearless windsurfers darting about on the waves. 

Gilleleje is an old fishing town that still has an active fishery and a large, busy harbour. The beaches on either side of the harbour are excellent. The lovely family-friendly beach of Strandbakkerne lies towards the east, and on the other side of the harbour is Veststranden, with slightly deeper water, often with more waves. 

Perfect family beach, charm and atmosphere.

Dronningmølle beach is one of North Sealand´s most child-friendly beaches. Fine sand, clean, shallow water and two life-guard stations make the beach a popular choice for families with children. There are good handicap facilities with ramps down to the water, toilets and parking by the campsite. There is also parking and steps to the beach in Dronningmølle town. 

Hornbæk is the ost well-known seaside town on the north coast. It´s a lively harbour town, brimming with charm ad atmosphere around the timbered houses in the old fishing area. The town is buzzing with life and activities and the large beach has lovely fine sand and high dunes, There are many visitors to the beach on warm summer days.

Lifeguards along the Danish Riviera

For over 75 years, the North Sealand Coastal Lifesaving Service has watched over sandy beaches of the Sund all the way to Kattegat´s beautiful dune-filled natural beaches. The lifesaving stations in North Sealand are located only a few kilometres apart, which is closer than anywhere else in Denmark.

Every year, over 100 volunteers and professional lifeguards help to ensure visitors have a good and safe day at the beach. The volunteers make it possible for children and young people, locals and tourists to learn how to use the sea all year long. For decades, the tradition of sharing advice and prevention methods has helped to make North Sealand´s beaches som of the safest in Denmark. 


But in short, the dog must be kept on a leash on the beach during the summertime, which runs from April to September. During the winter season, which runs from October to March, the dog is allowed to be loose on the beach, but only if it does not cause harm or other damage and the owner has control over his dog.

On the blue flag beaches, during summer, however, it is absolutely forbidden to bring dogs - Please always notice possible local signage at the beach. 

On some of the North Sealand beaches, the blue flag wawes in the summertime. The blue flag is a symbol that the beach is quality assured and the bathing water quality is top quality and the environment is looked after.

It is allowed to bathe naked on all public beaches in Denmark, however, one must show consideration for the other beach guests. You can see and read more about nude beaches at (it´s in danish)

The Danish Riviera is the name of North Sealand's 90-kilometre long coastline. The name is not a new smart marketing effort. As early as in1923 the first tourist brochure mentions the Danish Riviera. A Riviera consists not only of beaches, sand and bathing water alone but also of a hinterland with a rich range of cultural experiences and attractions.