Copenhagen's Best Swim Spots in 2024

Copenhagen's Best Swim Spots in 2024

Rebecca Aller
Rebecca Aller
May 31, 2024
Daniel Rasmussen, Visit Copenhagen

In Copenhagen you are never very far from the water, and the city has plenty of places where you can swim in the sea!

In this article, I will guide you through some of the best places to enjoy a refreshing plunge in the city of Copenhagen. Renowned for its picturesque canals and a vibrant waterfront, Copenhagen offers locals and visitors alike a refreshing escape into its diverse aquatic playgrounds.

Embrace the local lifestyle - pack your swimsuit and towel before heading out, and relish the freedom to take a spontaneous dip in the water whenever the mood strikes

Whether you prefer an urban rooftop pool, the sandy beach park, or the cultural immersion of canal swimming, the Danish capital has a swim spot to suit every taste. So, pack your swimsuit, grab a towel, and dive into the waters of Copenhagen's best swimming destinations.

Copenhagen Harbour people on water
Daniel Rasmussen, Visit Copenhagen

Copenhagen's best places to swim in 2024

Canal Swimming: Dive into Local Culture

man swiming
Daniel Rasmussen, Visit Copenhagen

Embrace the true Copenhagen spirit by joining locals in the city's historic canals. The "harbor baths" along Christianshavn and beyond invite swimmers to plunge into the fresh waters, surrounded by the city's architectural marvels and maritime history. It's a unique way to connect with the heart of Copenhagen while enjoying a refreshing swim in an unconventional setting.

Islands Brygge Harbour Bath: Urban Oasis on the Waterfront

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Daniel Rasmussen, Visit Copenhagen

Situated along the city's waterfront, the Islands Brygge Harbour Bath is a local favorite for a revitalizing swim. The wooden decks and floating pontoons create a unique urban oasis, where swimmers can bask in the sun or cool off in the refreshing waters of the harbor. With stunning views of the cityscape as your backdrop, this spot embodies the perfect blend of urban living and natural beauty.

Kalvebod wave: The Urban Oasis

People at Kalveboed Wave

Kalvebod Bølge, or Kalvebod Wave, offers a 24/7 open harbor bath, welcoming swimmers for a refreshing dip. As Kalvebod Brygge is located on the shadow side of the harbor, the intention is for the shape of the promenade to draw it out into the sun. Across the water lies Islands Brygge with its harbor bath. This extension of the waterfront provides diverse activity zones and pools, including spaces for kayaking. Take a plunge into Kalvebod Bølge's refreshing waters and soak in the blend of city vibes and natural charm that defines Copenhagen's unique waterfront culture.

Amager Strandpark: A Beach Retreat in the City

Amager strand

For those seeking a more classic beach experience, Amager Strandpark delivers with its sandy shores and clear waters. This expansive beach park is a popular destination, offering ample space for sunbathing, beach volleyball, and of course, swimming. Take a dip in the Øresund Strait and enjoy the salty breeze, making Amager Strandpark a go-to destination for both locals and tourists. Amager is part of Copenhagen and yet its very own. Discover Amager's iconic attractions like DR Koncerthuset, 8 House, and Amager Nature Park. Explore more in our guided tour linked below!

Refshaleøen: Waterside Haven for the Bold Explorer

people sunbathing
Wonderful Copenhagen, Visit Copenhagen

Venture to Refshaleøen for an adventurous twist to your Copenhagen swim. This waterside haven, surrounded by industrial charm, offers a unique swimming experience off the beaten path. Dive into the cool waters, appreciating the juxtaposition of urban grit and natural allure that defines Refshaleøen.

Svanemøllen Strand: Seaside Tranquility in Copenhagen

Indulge in seaside tranquility at Svanemøllen Strand, a serene spot that graces Copenhagen's coastline. With soft sands and inviting waters, this beach provides a peaceful escape for swimmers seeking a more relaxed, natural atmosphere. Svanemøllen Strand is a true gem where the city meets the sea, offering a delightful retreat for both locals and discerning tourists.

Fisketorvet Bath: Sky-High Swimming Serenity

For a touch of luxury paired with panoramic city views, head to the bath at Fisketorvet. This hidden gem provides a stylish and sophisticated setting for a leisurely swim. Immerse yourself in the tranquil waters and savor the breathtaking skyline, creating an experience that's both relaxing and visually stunning.

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Astrid Maria Rasmussen, Visit Copenhagen

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Discover what Copenhagen has to offer on this tour that takes you past behind iconic attractions – all close to the water so you can take a dip.

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Learn more with a self-guided tour...

Discover Copenhagen

Learn more with a self-guided tour

Discover what Copenhagen has to offer on this tour that takes you past behind iconic attractions – all close to the water so you can take a dip.


Discover Copenhagen

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Stroll through the center of lovely Copenhagen and discover its greatest sights.


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