Marielyst beach in Denmark on a spring day.

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Marielyst Strand

Top choice in Møn, Falster & Lolland

Stretching around 14km along Falster's southeast coast, this paradise strip of dazzling white sand seems to be backed by nothing more than forest and a wide dune area topped by reed-grasses. In fact, amid the trees are thousands of holiday homes, but tight building regulations keep them out of sight and well-spaced so that even in summer, despite considerable crowds, you should be able to find a patch of sand for yourself.

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