The Beach

Fanø - the Essence of a Danish Beach Holiday

The beach is the biggest playground on Fanø. There is room for all kind of activities.

Of course, swimming is of the things that is really popular on the beach. The best place for swimming is the part from Fanø Bad to Rindby Strand.

This part of the beach is very wide and it grows wider and wider each year. New dunes are built up on the beach. That is the way Fanø has developed over many hundreds of years. West of the new dunes, you find a great beach for swimming.

There are plenty of other activities on the beach: volleyball, flying kites, play football and many other things.

South of Rindby, there is the area called the buggy beach. It is good for surfing - especially for the kite surfers it is a great area. You can also go beach cruising with blokarts, kite-buggies and landboards.

Further south, the beach gets more and more narrow. However, at low tide the beach is very wide. This is a good spot to look for amber.



Bathing tips

It is nice to swim in the North Sea, as the beaches on Fanø are completely without stones and pebbles and very child friendly in general.

But the sea is also a powerful natural force which demands that we treat it with caution and respect.

At Visit Fanø office, you can get a little booklet "The sea can take anyone by surprise" that gives tips on bathing.


Eight Tips

  • Learn to swim and dive correctly
  • Never swim alone
  • Bath only where permitted
  • Only go out as far as to when the water level reaches your navel
  • Dive only from the head where the water is deep enough
  • Swim along the coast
  • Never go bathing with alcohol and drugs in your blood
  • Get out of the water when you begin to feel cold


During summer, there is a life guard at Rindby Strand. Of course, it is not possible to control all the 15 km of beach. If necessary, they can come to assistance very fast.