28 August 2016

German Beaches: Scharbeutz, Vollerwiek and St Peter-Ording

One thing I absolutely loved about Germany was the sea. I'm a sea lover and wherever I am in the world I always appreciate sitting or walking along the beach, whether it's hot, cold, with clear or darker water. This is because I find it the highest, most beautiful thing of nature - it's so calming, healing and wise in its own way. In Germany, I saw three types of seaside towns: two more 'social' ones (but different) and a more isolated one: Scharbeutz, St Peter-Ording and Vollerwiek.

The first place I travelled to was Scharbeutz, a posh seaside town on the Baltic Sea. Despite the invading greyness I loved it. It was actually probably that which made me like it - I quite like gloomy days, perhaps because I'm used to Italy, or because they're the best reading days. But I definitely value them and I enoyed walking along the seafront and the pier. The place reminded me of Weston Super Mare, a seaside town near Bristol that I visited last year.

  Needless to say that my Spanish tan looked slighlty unusual in such a Northern location!

These white and blue sort of softchairs are the German version of beach chairs and are called Strandkorb. The way you get to use them is usually by renting them from the lifeguard, who'll give you a key in order to open the two drawers from the bottom and sit there, usually with a blanket to get repaired from the wind. That day it wasn't necessary since it was quite warm, but it can be very useful on colder days. Scroll down to find a picture of me inside a Strandkorb in Vollerwiek!
Walking in the water was easier than I thought: it's super low up to a certain point, and not as cold as it looks! 
This delicious sandwich is called Fishbrรถtchen mit Fischfrikadelle and it's something typical of Northern European seaside towns. I had it twice and it always tasted great!

Another beach I visited was Vollerwiek, although I don't think one could consider it as such. Vollerwiek is a big lawn that overlooks the North Sea, with water levels that change following the high and low tide. In the morning it's all muddy, while in the afternoon the water rises and people have to leave. 
My new personalised Windows desktop :D 

The book I brought in Germany was The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.

 A little crab :)

Another more 'social' seaside town was St Peter-Ording, also on the North Sea. This one offered lots of little cafes, restaurants and shops - I had to have a snack, which turned out to be a very tasty Crepe mit Apfelmus (warm apple mousse)!
Personalised Windows desktop #2 
The beach was enormous - I was standing halfway through it here.

And finally, the water :) 

Getting to the shore was magical. It made me feel so grateful to be able to travel and see new places, and about life. The sea always makes me feel at my best, and I hope to be able to live near it in the future. 

I hope you enjoyed my super long post, but which I put great care into. Stay tuned for more beach posts in the future! They'll be on my feed as much as possible, since I belong to the sea! 

Read my last German post here


  1. Lovely post! It's odd because I never really thought of Germany having beaches, although of course they do! I loved their version of sunbeds - such a lovely idea, you'd be so cosy with that blanket on you when the sea air turned chillier!!

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    1. Hi Hannah, thanks for stopping by :) They reminded me of the English and Northern French ones - not the hottest ones, but still lovely. And yes, they are super cosy! :)

  2. I am a beach-goer too, and these photos are fantastic! You look so cozy with the scarf :) Also - that grab is insane!!


    1. Haha I know, they were so big! Yes those sort of seabeds are so comfy :)