In Berlin there is no access to the seaside, actually this is not really true because there are many small “seas” in and around the city but this is not my point. When you look at a map, there is little chance of finding a natural sandy beach in town, nor one to find a beach bar or strandbar as they call it here. And once again this is not really true.
It is in a way very common to end up in a semi abandoned place, covered with sand, a wooden deck, deck chairs, some parasols and palm trees. Along the S-Bahn lines crossing Berlin from Ostkreuz to Westkreuz, even on Alexanderplatz, you will find several of them. But not all of them can offer a view of the horizon and the sunset. One can think of Strandbar Mitte as a good alternative when the sun is still high in the sky, but it can’t be your only choice.
I thought the Kholen Quelle bar was the perfect place to catch the last rays of light in Prenzlauerberg, I was wrong, on the street level maybe but from the top of Prenzlauerberg Deck 5 is the winner. Thanks to a local I found the stairs of this strandbar: ideally hidden above S-Schönhauser Allee, on the roof level of a parking place, you will enjoy an almost 360° view of Berlin and the sun going down behind Humboldthain.