Copenhagen has been my home for a few years now, but for some reason I have only discovered the urban beach of Amager Strandpark and the stunning public sea bath of Kastrup Søbad only a few days ago. Perhaps because I was usually away when the summer sun was shining brightly in Denmark over the years, or perhaps because you get this idea in your head that Amager is sooo far away when you live in the inner city, or perhaps because as extremely embarrassing as it is, to confess I don’t know how to swim…yet! There is no excuse for this.
As it usually goes in fairy tales, once upon a time, on a cold winter day in the start of the new year to be precise, I woke up in the morning feeling the playful rays of the sun on my face. Right then and there I decided that today would be the day when I would finally visit this much-hyped about city beach. Of course, having an appointment on that same day with a friend that lives just a stone’s throw away from the beach was very conducive as well.
As we spent a few hours walking along the coast and towards the sunset, I was in complete awe of the surrounding prettiness.
Kastrup søbad – everything in Denmark just needs to be postcard-perfect, even a public sea bath
In harmony with nature
Øresundsbroen melting with the sea in the horizon
My first reaction: I am on Bornholm – piercing dark blue water, clear sky getting pinky in the glowing sun, whitish sand and tranquility. That is the image that is greeting you when you direct your gaze towards the sea. Yet when you turn your head, you see the Amager Strand ‘skyscrapers’ in the horizon. Then you realise this is not quite the paradise of Bornholm, but it comes very close.
The ugly duckling gliding gracefully
A swan family. Careful not to get too close, they are rather fast in turning from graceful birds to angry warriors
Soaking in the view
My winter sunbather :)
Stunning sky over a stunning piece of architecture. Now I just need to learn how to swim.
Giant stones on the hill by the beach
Photos © Andreas Eriksen & Ani Movsisyan