Long sandy beaches, picturesque villages and historic lighthouses await on Germany’s North Sea Coast. The region is pristine and sparsely populated, making it a rewarding destination for nature lovers.
Islands freckle the coast and promise sun, sand and salty air. Part of the Frisian Archipelago, Sylt combines golden beaches with barefoot luxury. The island is peppered with luxury hotels and resorts, which stand alongside traditional thatch-roof cottages reimagined as designer boutiques.
Set on a postcard-perfect fishing harbour, Greetsiel boasts some of the best seafood restaurants in Germany. Laid-back Neuharlingersiel has an artsy vibe and is brimming with galleries and studios. There’s also a beautiful sandy beach fringed by a grassy foreshore.
Food is a highlight on the North Sea Coast, with seafood making an appearance on most menus. Fill up on local dishes like mussel stew cooked in white wine, North Sea shrimp and delicious “rote Grütze” berry pudding.
The cities of Hamburg and Bremen are excellent launchpads for visiting the North Sea Coast. Many of the towns and villages are serviced by train stations and bus depots. Rental cars offer the freedom to explore the North Sea Coast at your own pace.