Life by the beach

Hjerting is a popular satellite community to Esbjerg, both with regards to a place to reside as well as a destination to visit – frequented by locals and those from the surrounding areas, due largely to the beach promenade and the beach park, but also because of the many opportunities for water sports.


Hjerting is located out of the city by Ho Bugt, and is bordered by beach, forest and meadow. There are many newer homes and construction in the area, as well as continual expansion of the suburb.


In Hjerting you can find attractive residential areas near the water, family-friendly villa areas with child-friendly streets, and areas with attractive row housing and rental properties.



Hjerting has a hotel, restaurant, bakery as well as a range of services and some industries.

Population Approx. 8200 Location Suburb north (west) of Esbjerg

Suburb’s spirit

Hjerting is characterized as an area with many visitors and there is a rich association life with many association based activities. There is an active community in the area with a community festival, Fastelavn festival and Sankt Hans celebration. Furthermore, there is a lot happening with regard to sport, and there is much community in the sports association which have a large presence in the area.


Hjerting Sports Association is a popular association with a wide selection of activities and boasts 1,250 members. Hjerting Badminton Club, with 250 members, was selected as youth club of the year in 2014.


Hjerting Badehotel - an old recreational sea side hotel -  is a popular destination for diners from all over Esbjerg and the surrounding area.




Schools, after-school care (SFO) & clubs

Esbjerg Municipality is divided into seven school districts. Hjerting falls within the Auraskolen school district, with the main department located in Hjerting, and a school branch in Bryndum/Tar as well as a branch in Sønderris.


In Hjerting you will find:

  • Hjerting Skole Aura, with classes from 0-9th grade.
  • Associated after-school care programs (SFO)
  • Leisure & youth club Hjerting


Near Hjerting you will find two private schools:


At this interactive map you can view all schools in the municipality. The search function located at the top right-hand corner allows you to search by address or school name. If you hit the icon "i" in the top menu, you can click the dots on the map to read more about the schools. 

Read more about school, school districts and enrollment here





Esbjerg Municipality is divided into seven enrollment districts. Hjerting is located in the district called Hjerting.


In Hjerting you will find:


At this interactive map you can view all your childcare options. 

Read more about childcare here.






Bus services connect the area Esbjerg.


Build your own home

Several building sites are for sale in a new residential area. Read more at Esbjerg Municipality homepage.


Welcome Ambassador

You are welcome to contact the Welcome Ambassador if you are considering a move to Hjerting or would like to know more about the local community.


More information

Transportation time by car

9 min.
12 min.
Esbjerg City
13 min.
Esbjerg Sports Park
9 min.
Billund Airport
55 min.
Esbjerg Airport
12 min.
Next Step City
10 min.
14 min.
14 min.