Cliff line and sandy beach
With its untamed nature and soft sand, the coastline offers varied terrain. Rising to 20 metres in height, the Brodtener Steilufer (Brodten bluff) is located to the west of Travemünde. This very interesting geological feature, known as a scarp, constantly surrenders its sand to the sea and recedes further each year. Adjacent to the bluff is a tranquil natural beach. Dogs are also welcome here, at Germany's only bathing jetty for dogs, with safe access for them to Baltic Sea bathing. The beach also has a section specially reserved for naturists.
Schleswig-Holstein's only “green” beach, a lush meadow directly adjoining the Baltic Sea, offers plenty of space for relaxed sunbathing. Only the promenade separates it from the bathing jetties. The fine sandy beach begins just a few metres beyond this, and bathers can stretch out here at their leisure in one of the 1,200 or so beach chairs. On the other side of the Trave, Priwall peninsula offers plenty of space for bathers who bring their own equipment. In the summer months, an extra passenger ferry is laid on to take people across the Trave.