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Our guide to Copenhagen’s harbour baths

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Thanks to a very high level of water purification, at various parts of Copenhagen Harbour there are harbour baths, bathing zones and artificial beaches. Everybody can get a cooler from the summer heat of the city.

The Harbour Baths are open air bathing facilities in the midst of the city’s non-stop bustle. You can bathe here with unhindered views of the towers and spires of the city. The harbour baths are open 24/7 from June 1st until September 30th and the water quality is measured and checked twice per day – at night and during the day. The baths are equipped with ladders, diving boards and manned with lifeguards.

There are three harbour baths – at Islands Brygge, Kalvebod Brygge and Sluseholmen.

Bathing zones are specific areas, indicated by bouys and floating tubes: there are no lifeguards on duty at the bathing zones. There are two daily checks of the water quality and there is access to the zones 24/7.  The existing bathing zones are at Sandkaj, in the new part of Nordhavn, at Halvandet and Havnevigen.

If you would rather head for the beach, there are excellent beaches at Svanemøllen in the Østerbro district and the Amager Strand beach on Amager.