My friend lives in Charlottenlund which is fife minutes from the seahore and beach there. In winter it is nice to take a stroll while in summer it must be nice to take a bath in the sea watching the big ships passing at the horizon.... Some are also bathing in winter..the so called "Vikings" run a bath in Charlottenlund.
The 2 km long artificial island was ready in the late summer of 2005. The island replaced the old, worn down strip of grass, littered with dog and bird-droppings, that was the “beach”. Now a modern lagoon and gorgeous beach, offers all modern conveniences. For more info, visit the website, which is also available in English.
A fantastic place to be on a hot summers day as we discovered during a VT meeting (therefore, more pictures on my Refshaleoen page). Loads of sand has been dumped on a disused quayside in the harbour and a bar island has been put up, where you can do what we did: order ice chilled buckets of Sol :) There are both tables for eating their "summer barbecue style" food and deck chairs. Apart from a bar, there is also minigolf, football and beach volley so expect it to be crowded but fun. It probably goes on all night and I had problems with this tip as I could have put it as nightlife too, had it not been a beach :))) You reach it by the canal boat style waterbus (i.e. not the big yellow "havnebus" ones) from Nyhavn but can also go by bus through Christianshavn and out there. Enjoy a relaxing day with great views across the Copenhagen skyline and the cruise ships in the harbour.
"Islands brygge" was built only two years ago and is a gurded bathing place in central Copenhagen. It is located not far from the Black Diamond. A great place for a swim during the summer! But be aware! Do not bathe in the water outside the bathingplace! It can be very dangerous because of the currents and the boats!
The beaches around Copenhagen are surprisingly good during the summer. There are a few of public beaches not to far from Copenhagen city centre. It's easy to get there by the local S-train. The following are fairly easy to reach.
Hellerup beach is some 100 meters long with clear blue water and pure white sand.
Bellevue beach is usually very crowded. But you'll love the white sand and the clear blue water.
Amager Beach Park, is the beach closest to Copenhagen.
The beach that I went to I ended up playing volleyball with a group of young hot topless women. Unfortunately I have no pictures of the event itself.
If you're lucky enough to be in Copenhagen at a time when it's hot enough to go the beach (July&August usually) there are several choices. There is a good beach on Amager (in the direction of the airport from town) and another north of Copenhagen (around 20 min. by S-train) in Klampenborg. This one is called the Bellevue beach and is the one depicted on the left. It is frequented by a LOT of the inhabitants of Copenhagen, and can thus get very crowded. It's definitely worth going anyway, but if you want the true experience of a danish beach, go further north, either by car or by train to one of the beaches in Hornbæk,GIlleleje, Tisvildeleje or one of the surrounding areas. There you will find the typical Danish beaches with large sanddunes, a lot more privacy, and possibilties to walk along the beaches for miles. Truly a great experience that all the Danes with summer houses up there don't want you to know about!
There is so much worth seeing outside of Copenhagen. Below is picture from one of the noce beaches 45 minutes drive from city. We were two weeks on the summer cottage enjoying 'summer by Danish'.