Amager Beach Park (Amager Strandpark) is a seaside public park in Copenhagen, Denmark. It is located on the island of Amager and includes an artificial island and offers a total of 4.6 km (2.9 mi) of beaches. Amager Strandpark is a Blue Flag beach and the adjacent Kastrup Marina as well as the nearby Dragør Marina also enjoy Blue Flag status. From the beach, the Middelgrunden wind farm can be seen on the horizon.
The park was founded in 1934 and in 2005 a 2 km-long (1.2 mi) artificial island was added. The island is separated from the original beach by a lagoon which is crossed by three bridges. The beach has two sections. The northern section has a natural beach environment with winding paths, broad sandy beaches and low dunes. The southern section offers a so-called city beach with a broad promenade and areas for ball play or picnicking. There is also a small marina and parking facilities at the southern end. The lagoon has low-water areas for children as well as a 1,000 m (3,300 ft) swimming course.
It is allowed to have bonfires on the beach and the area is also used for kayaking. From a small headland, it is possible to go diving. There is also an area for outdoor fitness training. A grassy area at the southern end of the park, known as femøren (which translates to the Nickel ), is often used for open-air rock concerts in summer. There are also many Danish skaters, who skate there. The American pro skater Torey Pudwill also has a picture-ad, where he kick-flips down double set stairs at Bunker 2.
The park has a metro station at each end with Amager Strand station to the north and Femøren station to the south, both on the M2 line of the Copenhagen Metro. It is also easily reached on bicycle in about 15 minutes from the city centre.
|Geographical coordinates||55.6540000, 12.6475000|
|Address||2300 Copenhagen, Amager Strandvej|
|Construction dates||1934 - 2005|
|More information||official website|