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It sounds too good to be true, but come visit Sæby and be convinced. The picturesque town by the sea with its harbour’s lovely atmosphere and the stream where, among other fish, you can catch trout or mackerel (depending on the season). No matter where you are, everything can be reached on foot. Leave the car behind and let your feet or bike be your holiday de-stressing mode of transport. Go for a walk in Sæby’s old town, along the small winding streets, past the walls of the characteristic yellow houses. Next door to the tourist information there is a museum dedicated to amber. The museum also has a shop where you can buy amber jewellery. Why not go amber hunting along the beach? Read more about finding amber here.
The water is shallow and the waves gentle on the east coast, making the beaches here perfect for children. The beach promenade starts at the harbour and continues for miles, close to the soft, sandy beaches. Our holiday homes are located here, situated close to the mild and good-natured east coast. Here you can relax and enjoy the scent of salt, dried seaweed and wild roses while the kids play in the clean, shallow water.
Summer days in Sæby have their own unique and atmospheric conclusion when the horn player accompanies the setting of the sun at 9 o’clock at the harbour by sounding the retreat and playing a single summer hymn. It is a lovely tradition that attracts both children and adults to mark a communal “goodnight”.
A variety of shops, cosy cafés and many restaurants
In Sæby you have a variety of shops, cosy cafés and many good restaurants. Children have a great time as well - visiting the miniature village, building sand castles or looking for amber at the beach. In Frederikshavn, just north of Sæby, you can visit the 'Caribbean' water park or the indoor play area 'Fun House'.
A marked mountainbike route recently opened in Sæbygaard Skov. At the Top of Denmark you find more challenging mountain bike routes at Skagen Klitplantage, Tornby Klitplantage, Bagterp Plantage and Katsig Bakker. In addition to marked routes, there are several forests and paths to explore with a bicycle. In general, biking in the Danish nature is allowed, just remember to be considerate towards other nature lovers and nature itself.