Amager Strandpark
Amager Strandpark is a seaside public park in Copenhagen
Copenhagen is the capital and largest city of Denmark, with an urban population of 1,199,224 and a metropolitan population of 1,930,260 . With the completion of the transnational Øresund Bridge in 2000, Copenhagen has become the centre of the increasingly integrating Øresund Region...

, Denmark
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. It is located on the island of Amager
Amager is a Danish island in the Øresund. The Danish capital, Copenhagen, is partly situated on Amager, which is connected to the much larger island of Zealand by five bridges.-History:...

 and includes an artificial island and offers a total of 4.6 km (2.9 mi) of beaches. Amager Strandpark is a Blue Flag beach
Blue Flag beach
The Blue Flag is a certification by the Foundation for Environmental Education that a beach or marina meets its stringent standards.The Blue Flag is a trademark owned by FEE which is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organisation consisting of 65 organisations in 60 member countries in Europe,...

 and the adjacent Kastrup Marina as well as the nearby Dragør Marina also enjoy Blue Flag status. From the beach, the Middelgrunden wind farm
Middelgrunden is an offshore wind farm in the Øresund 3.5 kmoutside Copenhagen, Denmark. When it was built in 2000, it was the world's largest offshore farm, with 20 turbines and a capacity of 40 MW...

 can be seen on the horizon.


The park was founded in 1934 and in 2005 a 2 km (1.2 mi) artificial island was added. The island is separated from the original beach by a lagoon which is crossed by three bridges. The beach has two sections. The northern section has a natural beach environment with winding paths, broad sandy beaches and low dunes. The southern section offers a so-called city beach with a broad promenade and areas for ball play or picnicking. There is also a small marina and parking facilities at the southern end. The lagoon has low-water areas for children as well as a 1000 m (3,280.8 ft) swimming course.


It is allowed to have bonfire
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s on the beach and the area is also used for kayaking
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. From a small headland
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, it is possible to go diving. There is also an area for outdoor fitness training
Physical fitness
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. A grassy area at the southern end of the park, known as femøren (which translates to the Nickel
Nickel (United States coin)
The nickel is a five-cent coin, representing a unit of currency equaling five hundredths of one United States dollar. A later-produced Canadian nickel five-cent coin was also called by the same name....

), is often used for open-air rock concerts in summer. There are also many Danish skaters, who skate there. The American pro skater Torey Pudwill also has a picture-ad, where he kick-flips down double set stairs at Bunker 2.


The park has a metro station at each end with Amager Strand station
Amager Strand station
Amager Strand Station is a rapid transit station on the Copenhagen Metro, located in the Sundbyøster district of Copenhagen. It opened on 28 September 2007.The station services the M2 line. It is located in fare zone 3.-External links:* *...

 to the north and Femøren station
Femøren station
Femøren Station is a rapid transit station on the Copenhagen Metro located in the Sundbyøster district of Copenhagen. It opened on 28 September 2007.The station serves the M2 line. It is located in fare zone 3.-External links:* *...

 to the south, both on the M2 line
M2 (Copenhagen)
M2 is a line of the Copenhagen Metro, colored yellow on the map. It runs from Vanløse to Lufthavnen through the center of Copenhagen, sharing track with the M1 from Vanløse to Christianshavn. The line was built along with M1 as part of the redevelopment of Ørestad. The principle of the line was...

 of the Copenhagen Metro
Copenhagen Metro
Copenhagen Metro is a rapid transit system serving Copenhagen, Frederiksberg and Tårnby in Denmark. The system opened between 2002 and 2007, and has two lines, M1 and M2. The driverless light metro supplements the larger S-train rapid transit system, and is integrated with DSB local trains and...

. It is also easily reached on bicycle in about 15 minutes from the city centre.

See also

  • Parks and open spaces in Copenhagen
    Parks and open spaces in Copenhagen
    Copenhagen is a green city well endowed with open spaces. It has an extensive and well-distributed system of Parks that act as venues for a wide array of events and urban life. As a supplement to the regular parks, there are a number of congenial public gardens and some cemeteries doubling as parks...

  • Copenhagen Harbour Baths
    Copenhagen Harbour Baths
    Copenhagen Harbour Baths is a system of recreational bathing facilities along the waterfront of Copenhagen, Denmark. There are currently three harbour baths, the first and most well-known of which is located at Islands Brygge...

  • Bellevue Beach
    Bellevue Beach
    Bellevue Beach , often simply referred to as Bellevue, is a beach at Klampenborg on the northern outskirts of Copenhagen, Denmark...

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