You may not connect Germany with the ocean in your mind. However you would be remiss to forget that Germany actually has two coasts. One the eastern side of the country, directly north of Berlin, lies the Baltic Coast. On the Baltic Coast lies the Nationalpark Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft, or the Western Pomerania Lagoon Area National Park.
This National Park has a rich biodiversity of both flora and fauna; it was a favourite spot for Germans from Eastern Germany to holiday during the 20th Century. The island of Hiddensee, which is also located within the Vorpommersche Boddenküste, is especially a place of retreat and continues to be so to this day.
If you are near Berlin and looking for an escape to the countryside with beautiful nature, look no further. The nearby island of Rügen, part of which also is part of the national park, also has a lot to offer. This also includes wonderful beaches and nature.
Here are more photos from the area: