Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Amager Strandpark

 Amager Strand lies just south of Copenhagen, not far from the airport. It's a nourished beach on an artificial island - and relatively new (2005). From what I can tell, the island was built offshore of the original beach - which is now the landward side of the lagoon. But it's possible I don't have this story quite right.


The beach faces east, toward Sweden across the Øresund. A line of wind turbines lies offshore and the Øresund Bridge can be seen to the south. The shape of the beach is constrained by jetties and piers that act as hard points and keep the sand from getting away.

It was pretty quiet on the day we visited (several weeks ago), but it's an easy train or bike ride from the city and I suspect it gets packed on warm summer days.

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