Only a few kilometres from the town centre and the harbour of Esbjerg the sandy beaches begin. From the giant sculpture "Man Meets the Sea" and up along the shore to the sea front of Hjerting you can enjoy the beautiful scenery.
When the tides is hign, you can take a swim, and the beaches of Hjerting and Sjelborg are very childfriendly. On the island of Fanø not far from Esbjerg you will find one of Denmark's best beaches. Fanø is only 12 minutes by ferry away from Esbjerg. The beach is only about 4 km away from the ferry berth and you can take a bus to the beach or rent a bike from Fri BikeShop Fanø in Nordby.