Danish beach rated among Europe’s best

Christian Wenande
March 23rd, 2021

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Bornholm’s sandy gem Dueodde ranked in the top 20 by Lonely Planet 

Not a bad getaway … if you can get there (photo: VisitDenmark/Stefan Asp)

According to Lonely Planet, Denmark has a sandy gem tucked away on the island of Bornholm.

The travel guide publisher has ranked Dueodde beach as one the top 20 beaches in Europe.

“Appearing like a remembered dream in the painterly pastel light of sunset, Dueodde reclines at the southernmost tip of the island of Bornholm in Denmark’s Baltic Sea,” Lonely Planet wrote.

“Backed by expansive dunes and pines, its sand is as white and soft as talcum powder – so fine-grained, in fact, that it was once used in hourglasses. You can walk for miles, finding space and solitude, and wade out to sea forever with water only reaching your knees.”

Coming in 17th, Dueodde’s lack of light pollution and charming lighthouse were also pointed out.

Hawking Haukland
Dueodde ranked as the third best in the Nordic region behind the list’s number one, Norway’s Haukland Beach, and Rauðasandur in Iceland (12th).

Following Haukland Beach, the top 5 was rounded out by Cala Goloritzè (Italy), West Beach (Scotland), Plage de Palombaggia (Corsica) and Platja Illetes (Spain).

Check out the entire list here.


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