Beaches close to Esbjerg
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 high, 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.
When we are off to the beach
Whether it is a swim in the ocean on a summer’s day, or a brisk walk on a windy day in November, the many kilometres of beach in the National Park is a popular destination for everyone. In fact, the widest beach in northern Europe is Sønderstrand on Rømø. The beaches here are famous for their cleanliness and safe, clean waters for swimming in. There are however, a few things to remember when spending the day on the beach:
- If we drive on the beach, we stick to the 30 km/h speed limit, and pay special attention when driving on sand as it can be uneven or very loose.
- We show consideration for other users on the beach.
- We respect that Blue Flag beaches are dog free, and that our four-legged friends stay on a lead from April 1st through September 30th.
- We pay special attention when we spend time on the large beaches on the islands, as the tide can flood them without warning, which can cause confusion about which direction the sea is in, especially during fog or at night.
- When collecting shells and other interesting things we only pick enough to fill a small bucket.
- We are aware that fishing from the beach requires a permit. Find more information in our guidelines for anglers.
- We know that horseback riding and driving ATVs in the dunes is not permitted.
- When we spend the night on the beach it is without tents, and we avoid building fires in places with vegetation.
- Rowing boats without motors can be beached, while boats with motors stay in the water.
- Unless it is specifically signposted, nude bathing is permitted everywhere.
- We pick up any rubbish we find, even if it is not our own.
- We are guests in nature and strive to avoid disturbing birds and seals, who use up essential energy when taking flight or hauling out.
- We understand and respect that the Wadden Sea is ruled by wind and water, and therefore always ensure we have checked the weather conditions before setting out.
You can learn more about safety in or near water on respektforvand.dk