Amager Strandpark opens spot for dogs

Section of beach now open for dogs to roam free and hit the waves

Amager Strandpark has designated – on a trial basis –  a section of beach where dogs can swim alongside their owners and other bathers.

A debate developed last summer when outdoor agency Friluftsrådet prohibited dogs from entering the water at the beach.

“Amager Strandpark should be a beach for everyone,” Gorm Gunnarsen, the vice president of Amager Strandpark’s board of directors, told DR Nyheder.

“There are those who are uneasy, and those who are fine being around dogs. We are trying to make room for everyone.”

A beach of their own
Dogs are now allowed to swim at Station 3 in Amager Standpark at the end of Jollevej.

The new rules say that dogs do not have to be on a leash in the selected area, but that owners “must have full control of their animals”.

READ MORE: Life in Copenhagen to become even more of a beach

“It’s great that we can let our dogs loose without the risk of being fined,” said dog owner Tove Frandsen Thorsen. “I think it is a really good move.”





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