Father and daughter walking hand in hand on Saksild Beach

The five most child-friendly beaches

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 beaches ensure high quality, safety and service. What are you waiting for? Come and build sandcastles with us!

Here are our top five

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.

Lifeguards in lifeguard tower at Saksild Strand

Saksild Beach

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 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.

Rude Beach near Saksild

Rude Beach

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.

The bathing jetty at Hølken Beach on a summer’s day

Hølken 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.

Visitors at the bathing jetty at Hou Strand

Hou Beach

The port of Hou is best known for its ferry route to Tunø, but the city also has a beautiful sandy beach. The beach is located near the marina, adjacent to Hou Strandcamping where you can get food and use the toilet. 

Tunø's Beaches

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.