The town of Hornbæk in Denmark – seaside resort called “Danish Saint-Tropez”

Updated: May 18, 2020 | By | More
The town of Hornbæk in Denmark - seaside resort called "Danish Saint-Tropez"

Hornbæk is a pleasant town in Denmark, which is called “Danish Saint-Tropez” for its beautiful beach and unspoiled nature. It is located about 20 km from Helsingør, in the northern part of island of Sjælland (Zealand), which is the largest island of Denmark. Today there live almost 6000 inhabitants.

The biggest attraction of Hornbæk is its local beach. It is also one of the best beaches in Scandinavia, awarded by the Blue Flag. Hornbæk Beach has fine white sand and you can enjoy here really clean air. It is a popular place of windsurfing and kitesurfing. Unfortunately there is no rent available, so you must bring your equipment yourself. In summer, the swimmers are secured by the Coast Guard. Hornbæk beach stretches on both sides of the harbor.

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Those who like walking and hiking are invited to the public forest Hornbæk Plantage, which stretches several kilometers along the coast. In the forest there are several marked routes. You can stop at one of many small parks and pick up the map of the trails at the local tourist Information Centre.

Hornbæk is also a popular place for fishing enthusiasts. Here you can rent a boat here either at the local Information Centre or in the office of Captain of the port, located on the south side of the harbor. Prices are around 600 DKK (80 EUR) per boat per day and up to 3 people.

You can stay in the local camp, which is well equipped and offers also cabins, a playground and an air trampoline for children. Or in one of the hotels. In the port you can visit the fish market.

Hornbæk is best accessible by train and car. The nearest international airport is located in Copenhagen, which is 50km away.

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