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DLRG (Deutsche Lebensrettungsgesellschaft, German Life Savers’ Association) are keeping watch on the beach. At certain intervals you see their sheds with a lookout on top. When they are on duty the red and yellow flag is waving. In those areas you can swim without any worry.
If weather conditions turn bad there will be signals: a plain yellow flag means swimming is dangerous, a red flag means no swimming at all.
Girls, there are DLRG stations with a WOW factor (photo 3) … 8-)))
Written Aug 22, 2009
Swimming in the sea can of course be done. How pleasant it is depends on current weather conditions. The weather along the coast cannot be relied upon. I was lucky during my stay!
Water (Wasser) and air (Luft) temperature, wind direction and strength are written on amall boards at all beach entrances every day. However, the figure 16 for water temperature seemed optimistic the first day. It felt much colder at first, but after a few minutes it was fine. The weather then improved and the water warmed to 18°C, probably more the following, very hot weekend when I had already left.
Water temperature in the Baltic Sea hardly exceeds 20 or 21°C. I heard that at 20°C the algae start blooming and there are all those little plant things swimming on the surface which are not dangerous at all but annoying. Warm currents also bring jellyfish in.
In other words, light wind, sun and 18°C water were perfect swimming conditions.
Families: The beach is a bit pebbly close to the water line but in the water the ground is sandy and smooth. The water stays knee to thigh deep for several metres but there is a 'step' in first. Kids can bathe safely as long as wind and waves are not too strong. Babies and toddlers best splash around in the puddles on the beach.
The Baltic Sea has no notable tides so you can swim any time.
Equipment: Swim wear and a towel
Updated Jul 10, 2009