Hornbæk - More than a fancy seaside resort

Photo: Heino Eisner

With nature and the sea as a neighbour, there is a wide range of activities on offer in Hornbæk all year round. Whether in spring, autumn, summer or winter, every day spent at the top of North Sealand is beautiful and rewarding.

Hornbæk is a place for enjoying relaxation and activities with family and friends. Beyond the classic, hot summer days, with thousands of bathers seeking the beach’s cooling waves, there are also plenty of opportunities for hiking and biking in the ever-changing nature with a view to Sweden.

Imagine taking a walk down through Hornbæk Plantage where the forest opens onto the most gorgeous coastline with sand, beach and water – the highly sought-after beach. Here you can relax and play with the kids. It’s a small gem where an appealing mix of cultural tourists, jet setters, families, sports enthusiasts and sailors mingle with the locals to enjoy life, each other and the multi-faceted area all year round.

Sights and activities

Hornbæk has a tradition for its own local events and festivals over the summer, but throughout the year you can visit attractions in the area, participate in events and find activities here.


Hornbæk offers major locally-based events such as Hornbæk Harbour Festival, Store Badedag, Art at the Mill, Week 31 and Hornbæk Culture Night – and fun new initiatives. Find them here!


In Hornbæk, the sea, the beach and the welcoming seaside resort can be attractions in themselves, but if you have the urge to experience more, you can get ideas and inspiration here.


Hornbæk has a wide selection of attractive shopping options, both small summer shops and those that are open all year round.


For centuries, the short distance to the capital combined with magnificent nature has attracted cultural and artistic personalities to all of North Zealand, including Hornbæk.

Active holidays in Hornbæk

If you’re looking for an active holiday there is a multitude of possibilities on the golf course, in the water and in the tree tops.

Wellness in Hornbæk

Photo: Ilse Jacobsen

Beaches and swimming information

Some of the North Coast’s best beaches are situated on both sides of Hornbæk, with fine sand, protective dunes and wonderfully refreshing seawater. Discover activities on and around the beaches.

Hornbæk beach

The largest and most visited beach on the coast of North Sealand This is mainly due to the good quality: A wide beach with fine sand and good water...

Hornbæk Beach playground

Playground on the beach in Hornbæk   On the beach, close to the harbour and you will find a playground, where you can bring your children to swing, cl...

Stand up paddle - SUPspot

SUP: Entertaining water activity and great exercise Stand Up Paddleboarding is quite simple – you stand on a SUP board and paddle your way. It is ...

Hornbæk Plantation

Hornbæk Plantation was planted around 1793 as a protection against the encroaching dunes. Robust pine trees grow on the side nearest the coast whereas...

Eat & sleep well

You’ll enjoy a lovely stay during your holiday in Hornbæk, where you will find beautiful historic hotels renovated with a sensitive touch and attention to detail. And naturally, the good life includes delicious food – find local restaurants here.


Fall asleep to the soothing sounds of the waves with a smile on your face. That’s the essence of a stay at a Hornbæk bathing hotel. Find hotels and other accommodations here.

Delicious dinners

Enjoy togetherness with friends and family over an excellent meal. Hornbæk’s eateries base their cuisine on the sea, nature and good local produce. Find restaurants and cafés here.

Cafés in Hornbæk

Det Fedtede Hjørne

It's sunny - it's summer - it's Hornbæk. Visit Hornbæks Streetfood place "Det Fedtede Hjørne" and enjoy delicious food from multiple food stalls - The...

Albi´s Coffee

Albi's Coffee Shop & Second Hand in Hornbaek is a very special experience. Here are coffee and home baking combined with presence and cosiness in a sl...

Café Sunspot

Café Sunspot at Hornbæk Beach is open every day during the summer season from  10 am to 9 pm. Here you can get ice cream, sausages, sandwiches, popcor...

Strand Pavillonen Hornbæk

A cosy and relaxed restaurant in central Hornbæk Strand Pavillonen in Hornbæk is a cosy and relaxed restaurant situated close to the beach. Here y...

Practical information

Here you will find useful information for planning and use during your vacation.

Find opening hours at the tourist information, plan your holiday, see the map of the city, how to get around by public transport, read the large holiday magazine for North Sealand, find a blue flag beach and where to rent a bike? Get answers to these questions and more here.