Marielyst Beach is a part of the approximately 20 kilometres of sandy beach to be found on the east coast of Falster. The beach is child-friendly with shallow, calm water and several sandbanks. There is a wealth of possibilities for building sand castles for the toddlers and collecting mussel shells along water’s edge. There are also many windless sheltered areas.
Over the past three years, the beach has undergone extensive cleaning to remove seaweed etc. This cleaning has contributed significantly to Rejseliv.dk's selection of Marielyst as Beach of the Year in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Marielyst Beach is beautifully sheltered by The Falster Dike, which was constructed after the destructive storm flood of 1872. It stretches for 17.5 kilometres along the coast of East Falster. There is also a lovely walking and cycling path in this natural area.
Safety is paramount at Marielyst and the Lifeguard tower is open from 30 June to 23 August, every day from 11-19.
The lifeguards deploy the following coloured flags:
Half red, half yellow: Recommended bathing area patrolled by a lifeguard
Yellow: Exercise due caution
Red: Danger, unsafe for bathing
The beach number system is designed to make it easier for emergency services to get to the scene of an incident. Consequently, avoiding any misunderstandings that might lead them to the wrong location, which can often occur when people who are unfamiliar with the area should describe their location on the beaches.
A beach number is a green sign with a letter and a three digit number that can be used to pinpoint your location when alerting the rescue services or police via 112, in the event of an accident on Danish beaches.
The beach number signs are located on the beach itself, on the ramps and the paths leading down to beach as well as other visible locations such as rescue posts and information signs.