Destination guide

Scharbeutz shines like a diamond

Overlooking the Bay of Lubeck, some 13 miles north of the city, Scharbeutz is a popular beach resort on Germany's Baltic Coast. Get your German adventure off to a great start by booking a Scharbeutz vacation rental close to the beach. The biggest draw is Scharbeutz' miles of wide, blonde sandy beaches, which attract the bucket and spade crowd. But there's plenty of other attractions too. Nearby is the SEA LIFE center at Timmendorfer Strand, and Hanse-Park, the region's popular amusement park, while the scenic Niendorf Bird Park will sate all nature lovers.

Things to do

From sharks to coasters, life's full of ups and downs in Scharbeutz

If you fancy a day away from the beach, a 15-minute drive south of your Scharbeutz vacation rental is the SEA LIFE Center Timmendorfer Strand. This popular aquarium is a great place for all the family. Come to nose-to-fin with a wide range of marine life, from sharks and piranhas, to sea turtles and otters. If that's a little too fishy for you, then take a 15-minute drive north of the beach resort to the region's premier amusement park. Hansa-Park has 125 rides and attractions, from gentle log flumes to hair-raising rollercoasters.


No buts, it has to be Scharbeutz

Life in Scharbeutz pretty much revolves around the beach. And it's easy to see why. It has miles and miles of soft, pale sands, perfect for sunbathing or sandcastle making. Meanwhile, water sports fans flock to brave the cool waters of the Baltic Sea, which is a hotspot (or cold spot) for swimming, sailing, and windsurfing fanatics. Book a Scharbeutz vacation rental in the heart of the small town, and you'll be within a few minutes' drive of many of the region's best family attractions, as well as the town's charming restaurants, bars, and bakeries.


I like Scharbeutz and I cannot lie

Like any European vacation, dealing with the changeable weather is all in the packing. During the warm summer months, the Baltic Coast sees plenty of blue skies and hot, sunny days. Peak season is July and August, when temperatures regularly reach the mid-70s and above. The shoulder seasons of spring and fall are also popular times to visit, although rain can be a frequent visitor, so pack an umbrella. In winter, the resort battens down the hatches as the temperature drops towards freezing, although snow is rare.

Natural features

Find birds of a feather in Scharbeutz' lakes

Perched on the Baltic Coast overlooking the Bay of Lubeck, Scharbeutz is a small beachfront town in the Ostholstein Region of Northern Germany. A few miles inland is a series of small lakes, including Groser Ponitzer Am See, which offers an easy hike around its periphery. You may even spot a duck or two. Just outside Timmendorfer Strand is a larger lake, Hemmeldorfer See, which is a popular fishing spot and home to a variety of birds, including coots, kingfishers, and osprey.

How to get there

How to get to and around Scharbeutz

Fly into Luebeck (LBC), the closest airport, located 15.2 mi (24.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Hamburg (HAM), which is 39 mi (62.7 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, Pönitz Station, Scharbeutz Station and Scharbeutz Haffkrug Station are the main stations in the area.

Where to stay around Scharbeutz?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 4,391 vacation rentals near Scharbeutz. From 3,704 Condos/Apartments to 568 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Scharbeutz for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Scharbeutz?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Scharbeutz:

  • Klingberg: 44 vacation rentals
  • Gleschendorf: 41 vacation rentals
  • Gronenberg: 176 vacation rentals
  • Lütt Kiepenbarg: 640 vacation rentals
  • Haffkrug: 693 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Scharbeutz?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Scharbeutz. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Ostsee Therme Scharbeutz: 6,936 vacation rentals
  • Scharbeutz Haffkrug Station: 7,261 vacation rentals
  • Scharbeutz Station: 3,166 vacation rentals
  • Museum fur Regionalgeschichte: 5,864 vacation rentals
  • Luebeck Cathedral: 4,358 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Scharbeutz listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Scharbeutz?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 3,704 Condos/Apartments in Scharbeutz. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Scharbeutz include:

  • Houses: 568 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 40 rentals available
  • Cottages: 40 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Scharbeutz?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 313 vacation rentals with pool available in Scharbeutz. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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