Free Swimming Areas for Kids in Copenhagen

swimming_copenhagen_freeThere is still sometime to get wet this summer at one of the free swimming areas around Copenhagen. If you’re in the the middle of the city then there is no place like the Harbor with its super tall ship like platform. It is one of the trendiest spots for a public outdoor swimming facility and its located on the Islands Brygge. You can reach it by water bus as well, which is a super fun way to navigate through the city with kids. Its open until 8 pm most night and free for all.  They are have wading pools for little ones and very high platforms for the daring in your group!  Just bring a towel and suit and you’ll be set to swim.


The second place is at Amgerstrand Beach. This super cool wooden structure is perfect for a dip in the sea. With bathrooms, a sunning deck and benches for families it is the prefect place to bring a picnic and go swimming for the day.

Amager Strandvej 110
2300 København S

The final place is a smaller more intimate swimming area for the ones who shy away from crowds.  This is open to the public at different times of the year and summer is one of them. There are 2 small wading areas and a deep swimming hole with obligatory jumping platforms.  Bathrooms and picnic area makes this an easy stop by for those on the edge of the city. The Coral Baths at Sluseholmen. The design is  inspired by a coral reef.

2450 København SV





And Copencabana right next to Fisketorvet has three pools.

Kalvebod Brygge 55
1560 København V

Here are a few other areas which have beach areas and swimming harbors:

Svanemølle ( Swan Mill) Beach and Harbour Baths –  A short walk from Nordhavn S-train station. Stranden bemandet med livreddere fra 23. juni til 31. august, fra kl. 10 .00 til kl. 18.00, men er naturligvis åben døgnet rundt, året rundt.


Lora is owner and editor of Mini CPH. Lora seeks out adventure and loves exploring new cities with her Danish Hubby and two curious boys. She opened a consulting firm after running the U.S. based International children's brand, Zookies for 14 years. She advises businesses on strategies for revenue growth, digital, startups and social media.

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