Denmark might be cold, but the Jutland coast is beautiful whatever the weather. It doesn’t get higher than 20 degrees these days, but compared to winter, you better appreciate it! So 20 definitely means beach time.
By Ella Navarro, feature photo by Denmark.dk
We hear next week is going to be sunny, summery, and HOT. Hard to believe, but we hope August beats July. So we thought we would make a list of the best beaches around Jutland; get your bathing suits ready, jump in the car and prepare yourself for some exploration of the best sand and sea.
Søndervig Beach, West Jutland
They say they are the best baths you’ll take, surrounded by a broad sea and great sandy dunes. There are lifeguards present, so don’t be afraid to swim the rough North Sea. Plus you get to see some historical bunkers; installed by the Germans during the Second World War, ask the locals and they’ll tell you a story or two about them. Visit the square at Houvig Strand, and walk around the area to see the large collection of bunkers. Skjern-Ringkøbing Museum organises guided tours on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout August if you want to get the facts.
Løkken Beach, North Jutland
Taking a bath at Løkken, in the very north-west of Jutland, is mesmerising. The waves are intense and sometimes the wind too, but it wouldn’t be Denmark without it, would it? Cars are allowed to go onto the long beach; it’s one of the few beaches that actually allows this around Jutland. Kids love the drive and the sand is ideal for castle building. The white beach huts placed around the coastline is a classic scene from this area, so you may want to snap that shot! After a day at the beach, stroll around the town’s charming streets surrounded by the colourful houses characteristic of Denmark.
Klitmøller beach, North-west Jutland
Known as the surfing paradise, Klitmøller is located in Northern Jutland, and has lately became one of the most trendy places to visit. So if you are looking to kitesurf, windsurf or surfboard, this is your spot. But beware, it might be colder than you think; no wonder its nickname is ‘Cold Hawaii’. During September the international windsurfing championship, the PWA World Cup, is hosted at Klitmøller, and all of the best surfers attend. Besides the competitions there are parties, events and workshops. If you are surf savvy, you ought to go. Click here to read more about Klitmøller.
Vorupør beach, North-west Jutland
Also in the north-west, and not far from Klitmøller, Vorupør beach is the perfect getaway for calm and nature. Located in the midst of Thy National Park, Vorupør is a fishing village of no more than 850 residents. Every aspect of its scenery tells of its fishing traditions – little houses by the beach, wooden boats, the red-white lighthouse – all elements that reflect the maritime history, a history also portrayed in the village’s museum. If you are looking for a peaceful getaway, Vorupør will give you the ultimate Danish experience by the coast. And don’t forget to explore the immense national park, a perfect walking destination for nature lovers.
Frederiskhavn area, North Jutland
It’s not Miami, but they’ve got the nicest palm trees during the summer season. Palmestranden beach, along the Frederiskhavn coast near the northern tip of Jutland, is lovely with its Italian palm trees decorating its perfect beach scenery. With the beach’s tropical look, you suddenly feel like you have left Denmark. Volleyball lovers get that game going, as you will be able to find about eight courts for a good match. Barbecue spots are the hype for some hot dogs and burgers, making for a great picnic day at the beach. Get the party started!
Last but not least we recommend visiting the islands of Hirsholmene, just a boat trip from Frederiskhavn. There’s a secret beach named Præstebugten worth the trip, where you can usually spot some cute seals.