Danish beach life

Beautiful beaches

Throughout North Jutland, you sense the sea and its proximity. The region is shaped by its closeness to the North Sea and is a dynamically beautiful holiday destination.

Where two seas meet

At The Branch (Grenen), a sand spit and Denmark's northernmost point, the North Sea and Kattegat meet. You can literally stand with a leg in both seas. The seas have different densities so do not mix, producing an amazing effect – a distinct line where the waters meet, stretching from Denmark’s tip out into the sea.

Dynamic cliffs

The beaches on the West Coast are wide and open with fine, white sand, but the force of nature is often powerfully at work in this part of Denmark, with blustery winds and powerful waves. This force is particularly evident at Lønstrup Cliff (Lønstrup Klint) where the sea occasionally takes a bite out of the land.

Coastal remnants

You’ll notice many summer houses sitting precariously close to the coast in the area and sense the constant battle against the advancing sea. In 2008, Mårup Church was dismantled and moved as it was at threat. You can also see leftover WWII bunkers dotted along the coast. 

East beaches

The beaches on the East Coast are less exposed to the elements than those on the west. The sea is calmer and the area is therefore more popular as a family holiday destination. Head to Bisnap Beach at Hals, one of the best beaches on the East Coast. Distances in the area are short, so it is never far to the next beach.

Further reading

Read more about North Jutland.

Read more about Natural adventures in Denmark.


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North Jutland

North Jutland

North Jutland is beautifully situated at the very top of Denmarks Jutland peninsula. The region is has stunning scenery and is also home to the multi-faceted northern city of Aalborg.