View of the Cuxhaven sea • CC-BY/Thomas Wensing
Tourist shopping area near the Cuxhaven shore • CC-BY/Paul VanDerWerf
Strandkörbe along the beach • ©Basak Sezen
The horse cart tour to Neuwerk • CC-BY/Simaron
Lobster shanties at Heligoland • CC-BY/Hartmut Josi Bennöhr
Stunning ladscape. The long seashore is perfect for a swim and, during the low tide, ideal for a good run, a relaxing seaside walk or even an enchanting ride on a horse cart. A perfect place to relax and enjoy nature.
Places to stay. Hotels abound in Cuxhaven, but staying in flats is a very popular choice for those who intend to spend their vacation time on this seaside resort and locals usually rent their flats for reasonable prices outside the peak season.
Protecting from the wind. The good part is, no matter if you stay at a hotel or in a private flat, they always provide for each room to have Strandkörbe, special beach chairs designed to give comfort and protection from the sun and the wind. It's actually very important not to forget about the wind. Even in July, it can be unbelievably strong, so taking a cozy jacket or other warm clothes might be a clever decision.
Horses that walk on water. When the sea level is low, the most popular horse carriage ride tour is the one that goes from Cuxhaven to Neuwerk. It takes about 4 hours to get to this wonderful island, but it's definitely worth it.
The colorful Heligoland town. Another wonderful option to enjoy the best views is to visit the Heligoland island by ship. Besides the fascinating rocky shores and the unique fauna and flora that define this place, the small, colorful sea town offers attractive tax free shopping chances to those who visit.