Along the Danish coast line, there are no actual addresses which makes it difficult to find your way from the beach to your holiday home. All the dunes and beaches look alike, but in case of an accident, the beach numbers will help you explain your exact location to the authorities. That is why the police and the municipal government have assigned beach numbers to every beach. The signs are green with black lettering on a white background. The letter tells you which police district the beach belongs to, and the number tells you exactly which beach you are on.
In case of accidents, especially drowning accidents, it is very important that the responding officers and medics arrive at the scene as quickly as possible; therefore the beach numbers are particularly important. A GPS-coordinate is attached to each beach number so that the responding officers and medics can arrive quickly from both the roads, the air, and the sea. Beach signs are placed on the beach itself and on the paths leading to the beach.