Unspoilt Baltic beaches on the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern coast
With 2,000km of coast, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern draws visitors of all ages with its sandy beaches to swim, build sandcastles, sail or simply relax. Fine white sandy beaches, romantic bays, and crystal-clear water ensure untarnished pleasure when bathing and swimming.
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern's huge choice of Baltic beaches
Germany's Baltic coast is home to dozens of sandy beaches. With crystal-clear waters and a temperate climate, the beaches here are truly among life's pleasures. The waters don't see significant tides, making Baltic beaches especially safe for families with small children. These German beaches are laidback and relaxing, inviting visitors to stroll along boardwalks, explore traditional piers or just dip their toes in the sea.
And the sun is also particularly friendly to Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. It is not as hot as on the Mediterranean. The wind, surf, current and salt content are more pleasant on the Baltic Sea than on the Atlantic. And as opposed to the North Sea it does not constantly disappear as here there are no tides.
No wonder that Mecklenburg-Vorpommern has effectively invented bathing. And more than 200 years ago at that. No less a figure than the duke of Mecklenburg bravely went into the refreshing water in the year 1793 in Heiligendamm and established the first seaside resort of continental Europe there. Since then, many more have been added. Strung together like a pearl necklace, the seaside resorts invite you for a stroll with their white villas, imposing sea bridges and endless boardwalks.
The wicker beach chair is typical of Mecklenburg. Germany‘s piece of beach furniture no. 1 was invented 125 years ago in Rostock to protect people against wind and sun. Nowadays the beach chair can be found on the Baltic Sea as well as on the Northern Sea of Germany.