The most beautiful Rügen beaches
Categories: Family and Kids, Sports, General Travel Info
[ source: Wikipedia]
The most scenic Rügen beaches are located in front of the prestigious seaside resorts Binz (Binz vacation rentals | Binz travel guide) and Sellin (Sellin vacation rentals | Sellin travel guide). Both resorts are characterized by picturesque resort architecture and have long beach promenades and beautiful piers. Well-developed infrastructures with lifeguards, water sports activities, shopping possibilities, parking lots, and typical German beach furniture (roofed wicker beach chairs) make these beaches very popular. To stretch your legs during a beach day, there is a scenic path along the shore that connects both resorts.
Just a stone throw away in the South you have two additional Rügen beach towns named Baabe and Göhren (Göhren vacation rentals | Göhren travel guide). They merge into each other and, similar to Binz and Sellin, are connected over a promenade that runs along the shore. The beaches of Baabe and Göhren are known for great water quality and shallow and calm waters, which makes them popular with families.
If you like to do some beach hopping you can travel to all four beaches with the historic island train ‘Rasender Roland’ (‘Raging Roland’), whose stations are located close to the beach entrances.
On the way is Prora (Prora vacation rentals | Prora travel guide), one of the most beautiful Rügen beaches with over 3.5 miles of finest sand. Along the beach you have five parking lots as well as several lifeguard stations and snack shacks.
Further north follows the bay bar Schaabe with a several miles long beach that runs from Glowe (Glowe vacation rentals | Glowe travel guide) to the village of Juliusruh. Its sand might not be as fine as the beaches in the gorgeous seaside resorts or in Prora but on the other hand the Schaabe is very scenic and oftentimes less crowded than the beach resorts.
To have a beach almost for yourself you have to go to ‘Nordstrand’, which is hidden between the villages Schwarben and Putgarten (Putgarten vacation rentals | Putgarten travel guide) close to the islands northern tip. The access road is inconvenient, only partially paved and you have to overcome a steep stairwell. The effort will be rewarded with unrestricted views over the Baltic Sea and an empty shore.
Since nudists are quite common in Germany and in particular in the eastern regions, it might happen that your beach neighbors prefer to be naked. However, you can try to avoid nudist areas on the beach by not going into zones marked with the name “FKK”.
All listed beaches allow dogs.
About this Article
This travel guide has been written by Patricia Eggers.
Find and book quality Germany Vacation Rentals and Holiday Apartments ...
By State: Aargau, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Appenzell Innerrhoden, Baden-Wurttemberg, Basel-Landschaft, Basel-Stadt, Bavaria, Berlin (region), Bern (Canton), Brandenburg, Bremen (region), Burgenland (Austria), Canton of Jura, Canton of Uri, Carinthia (Austria), Fribourg (Canton), Geneva (Canton), Glarus, Graubünden, Hamburg (region), Hesse, Lower Austria, Lower Saxony, Lucerne (Canton), Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Neuchâtel, Nidwalden, North Rhine-Westphalia, Obwalden, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland, Salzburger Land (Austria), Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Schaffhausen (Canton), Schleswig-Holstein, Schwyz (Canton), Solothurn, St. Gallen (Canton), Styria (Austria), Thurgau, Thuringia, Ticino, Tyrol (Austria), Upper Austria, Valais, Vaud, Vienna (Austria), Voralberg (Austria), Zug (Canton), Zürich (Canton), [ + ] more ...
Location, Map, and Driving Directions
[ view larger map ]
Contact InformationEmail: email@example.com
More Germany Travel Related Articles
- Whoop it up at the Carnival in Cologne
- How to Rent a Car in Germany
- Germany Theme Parks & Fairs
- Selb - follow the trail of the White Gold
- Scenic Routes In Germany
- Wiesbaden Sternschnuppenmarkt
- The Best of Bavaria: Top 5 Day Trips from Munich
- Wine Tasting in the Ahr Valley
- Explore German Sites related to Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation
- Lindau Lighthouse
Nearby Destinations Where You Can Find Nice Germany Vacation Rentals
Rügen or Rugia is Germany's largest island. It is located in the Baltic Sea off the coast of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Rügen is located in one of the most popular holiday and recreation areas within Germany, comprising such seaside resorts as Binz and… [ + ] More Details
Related: Rügen Vacation Rentals
Rügen or Rugia is Germany's largest island. It is located in the Baltic Sea off the coast of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Rügen makes up the principal part of the Rügen District, which also includes the neighboring islands Hiddensee and Ummanz, as well… [ + ] More Details
Related: Binz Rügen Vacation Rentals
Sassnitz is a town on the Jasmund peninsula, Rügen Island, in the Federal State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. The population at the end of 2006 was 10,747. [ + ] More Details
Related: Sassnitz Vacation Rentals
Neuenkirchen is a municipality in the district of Rügen, in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. Neuenkirchen is situated on two peninsulas between the Tetzitzer Lake and the Great Jasmunder Bodden. [ + ] More Details
Greifswald is a town in northeastern Germany. Situated approximately 200 km to the north of Berlin in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, it borders the Baltic Sea and is crossed by a small river called the Ryck. [ + ] More Details
Related: Greifswald Vacation Rentals
Feedback, comments, questions?
If you have visited here please share your experiences with our readers on Facebook. Or, if you have other cool trip suggestions and would like to contribute a travel guide here, please drop me an email. We also are encouraging free-lancers, travel guide writers or publishers who have great Germany related content to send us an email and get in touch with us.
Ask a Local for special travel insider tips!
We make it easy for you to post your travel questions and get them answered by local residents and our property owners in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. This way you get unqiue travel tips, personalized to your needs. Just type in your destination in the search box and go to your desired destination guide. From there look for the "Ask a Local" box, type in your question and submit. Typically you'll get 2-3 responses within less than 24 hours.
Download free eBook: 10 Tips on how to Live Like a German during your Germany Vacation!
Register for our free monthly Germany travel newsletter and download as a gift this valuable eBook: "10 Tips on how to Live Like a German during your Germany Vacation" - written by Bettina Kraft, owner of the Live Like a German site.
[ + ] More Details
Add the "Best of Live Like a German" to your web site or blog!
Get the Best of Live Like a German badge, which shows the latest Germany travel tips, popular vacation packages, special trip plans, and a selection of travel guides. It can be integrated easily into your web site or blog.
[ + ] More Details