Beach Safety

A trip to the beautiful and clean beaches of West Jutland is a wonderful experience. But there are a few simple bathing tips that we ask you and your family to follow:

The North Sea gets very deep, very quickly in some places, which is why children should only go swimming together with adults. Let them go no further in than until the water gets to their bellybuttons. And for both children and adults: Swim along the shore, never outwards. 
In harbours, by piers, breakwaters and near pound net poles swimming is prohibited.  

Inflatable mattresses and water toys require caution, as they very quickly drift out to sea. It is best to tether them. If you lose a large water toy or air mattress, you should inform the police to prevent any unnecessary rescue operations. 

Keep an eye on the sign on the beach

The signs with the beach number are placed at the foot of the dune or in other visible ways from the beach. The signs always have a letter and a number. 

If an accident happens

If a bathing accident or another accident on the beach has happened: Call emergency services on 112. 

Start by explaning what has happened, and where you are. On most beaches you'll find a beach number on a stand. Give this number to the emergency dispatch centre. Stay on the phone until your message has been understood. The placement of the sign is known by police and ambulance services, and they can therefore send out rescue teams as quickly as possible to the exact place where the accident has happened. 

Please be aware that the alarm call might not necessarily go to the nearest emergency dispatch centre if you are using your mobile phone to call 112, which is why it is especially important to be able to describe where the accident has happened. 

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Be considerate on the beach

Other people on the beach could be disturbed by, for example, noise from motor vehicles and radios, kite flying and discarded rubbish.

Loose dogs can be very disturbing, and therefore they must always be on a lead. 

List of beaches near Holstebro.

Blue flag

On the website of the Danish Outdoor Council, you can read more about the Blue Flag and what criteria the beaches must meet to be given the Blue Flag.

The beaches have been given the Blue Flag because, amongst other things, the water that you swim in here is clean, that there are good toilet conditions and rescue equipment by the beach, and that extra effort has been put in to preserve the coastline. 

Beach Safety

Avoid accidents - download the brochure Beach Safety.

Have a great trip to the beach!