The Odder beaches are perfect for families with children. The calm water and the softest sand make the Odder Coast ideal for a beach holiday. At the same time, the area's Blue Flag beaches ensure high quality, safety and service. What are you waiting for? Come and build sandcastles with us
What is most important to you? Ice-cream parlours? Playgrounds? Lifeguards keeping an eye on the youngest family members? Here are our ideas for the best sandy beaches for young families.
Saksild has it all and we actually dare to call it the best sandy beach of Eastern Jutland and one of Denmark's most child-friendly ones. The beach has a Blue Flag and beautiful white sand and light-blue water. During the summer holidays, the lifeguard tower is staffed by lifeguards. There is a toilet building, eateries, an ice cream shop and beach shops. At Saksild, nothing is missing. As it is also the area's busiest most popular beach, you may want to seek out the nearby, less busy local beaches if you prioritise peace and quiet.
Only 1 kilometre north of Saksild Beach, you find Rude Beach which, in many ways, is reminiscent of Saksild. At Rude, you find the same fine, white sandy beach. Due to high slopes behind it, Rude is sheltered from the westerly wind. Here, you will find good facilities such as toilets, a grocer’s and a bathing jetty. Rude is a Blue Flag beach.
Just north of Hou, you find Hølken Strand. The campsite Odder Strand Camping is immediately adjacent to the water with shopping and activities such as volleyball and a playground. There is a nice big bathing jetty and tables/benches which may be used by anyone. Hølken Strand is a Blue Flag beach.
The charming and car-free island of Tunø has several kilometres of coast with beaches and, thus, plenty of room for play in the sand. One of the best beaches is located just north of the port on Tunø Teltplads. Here, you find places to eat, toilet facilities and a playground within a short walking distance. And, yes, you guessed right – the port of Tunø also has the status of a Blue Flag beach.
The Blue Flag is an international eco-labelling scheme. Blue Flag beaches are characterised by high-quality bathing water and, generally, great efforts are made in the areas of environment, facilities and services.
You are not permitted to drive on the beach and dogs must be on a leash during the summer season from 1 April to 30 September. The rest of the year, you can let your dog loose on the beach as long as it does not cause other people to feel insecure.