The most fantastic thing about Ishøj's deve-lopment is the history of the Beach Park, which grew up from the bottom of the sea in 1980 and is today the centre of a totally new recreational paradise just 15 minutes from central Copenhagen.
The preparations were immense. They in-cluded land reclamation, moving several million cubic metres of sand, digging lakes, making dunes and planting parks, building a harbour and constructing roads and paths. The result was marvellous. To the former stretches of coast with their marshes and reed forests was added a scenic beach park covering about 5 square kilometres.
The new coastline comprises a 7 km long beach running from Brøndby via Vallensbæk and Ishøj to Greve.
Centrally located in the Beach Park, Ishøj Beach is visited by thousands of bathers every year who enjoy this natural man-made paradise and its pure bathing water.