Destination guide

Seals and seabirds in Cuxhaven

Cuxhaven is a beautiful town on the North Sea coast, where visitors from around the world come to relax, explore and be pampered. It has a vibrant fishing harbor, filled with colorful boats, plus charming museums and elegant spa facilities. There are wave pools to swim in, luxuriant massages to receive and beautiful lighthouses to visit. Cuxhaven vacation rentals are cozy places with inspiring sea views. They are situated close to tours of the fabulous fish market, a nearby seabird sanctuary and a vast national park that ranges along the seashore. There, you can walk for miles, while keeping your eyes open for basking seals.

Things to do

Puppets and museums in Cuxhaven

The Puppet Museum in Cuxhaven is a charming place to take the whole family to see beautifully made puppets from numerous countries, while the neoclassical Reyersches Haus is a gorgeous building housing a municipal museum chronicling the history of the town. The islands of Neuwerk and Scharhorn are worth exploring for the medieval tower and bird sanctuary. You can reach them by boat, or hire a horse-drawn carriage at low tide for a magical experience. Cuxhaven vacation rentals are near to the Windstarke 10, a combined shipwreck and fishery museum. Be sure to visit the unique Kurpark Beacon on the pier.


Sea lions and horse-drawn carriages in Cuxhaven

Courtesy of its sea lion pool and bird meadow, Cuxhaven is a place where animal-lovers can see the wild animals they admire. A horse-drawn carriage will take you to nearby islands at low tide, where you can explore a medieval defensive tower that was turned into a lighthouse in the 1800s. Cuxhaven vacation rentals are within easy walking distance of several unique museums that feature everything from nautical equipment and handmade boats to shipwrecks and delightful theater puppets from around the world. After exploring, it's lovely to find a secluded spot on the beach to watch the sunset.


Cool summers and cold winters in Cuxhaven

Cuxhaven is set on the north-western coast of Germany, on the shores of the North Sea. It benefits from its coastal setting by having warmer winters and cooler summers than inland regions of Germany. Temperatures swing dramatically throughout the country, but in Cuxhaven they are consistently moderate. Summer temperatures sit pleasantly in the low to mid 60s. January is the coldest time of year in Cuxhaven, with temperatures in the mid to low 30s, and a moderate snowfall. The winds off the North Sea can be cold in winter, but they keep things fresh during summer, and bring in storms and good rain.

Natural features

Tidal flats and coastline in Cuxhaven

Cuxhaven faces the vast North Sea and the mouth of the Elbe River, and is a 30-minute drive north from the port city of Bremerhaven. Across the sea to the west lies the United Kingdom, and due east is Poland. Cuxhaven sits north-east of Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, and its coastline forms part of the Lower Saxon Wadden Sea National Park. The tidal flats and marshland of the park are home to numerous bird species, including common shelducks, sandwich terns, and barnacle geese, and provide sandy beaches for seals to have a peaceful place to bask in the sunshine.

Where to stay around Cuxhaven District?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,375 vacation rentals near Cuxhaven District. From 1,840 Condos/Apartments to 497 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Cuxhaven District are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Cuxhaven District?

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 Cuxhaven District:

  • Duhnen: 734 vacation rentals
  • Sahlenburg: 287 vacation rentals
  • Döse: 474 vacation rentals
  • Wremen: 83 vacation rentals
  • Nordholz: 147 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 Cuxhaven District?

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

  • Wremen Station: 2,343 vacation rentals
  • Bederkesa Castle: 1,153 vacation rentals
  • Windstarke 10: 1,949 vacation rentals
  • Cuxhaven Station: 1,947 vacation rentals
  • Hamburg Wadden Sea National Park: 1,551 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Cuxhaven District 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 Cuxhaven District?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,840 Condos/Apartments in Cuxhaven District. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Cuxhaven District include:

  • Houses: 497 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 5 rentals available
  • Farmhouses: 9 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Cuxhaven District?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 451 vacation rentals with pool available in Cuxhaven District. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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