Timmendorfer Strand is a coastal town on the Baltic Sea, in northern Germany. Its long beach is a hub for water sports, and the Sea Life aquarium is home to otters and sharks. Timmendorfer Platz is an area with cafes and restaurants. Vogelpark Niendorf bird sanctuary shelters owls and toucans. Nearby, trails circle vast Hemmelsdorfer Lake. The town of Niendorf is known for its pier, with bay views and a playground.