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Here on the northern narrow tip of the peninsula Skagens Odde there's so much to see and do. The yellow houses with white "lace" roof-decorations in Skagen, the fisherman atmosphere in Aalbæk's harbour, 'Den Tilsandede Kirke' (The Buried Church) and the fascinating nature: The migrating dune 'Råbjerg Mile', the large birds of prey in the wild at 'Eagleworld' and the sand-spit 'Grenen', just north of Skagen, where the waters of Skagerak and Kattegat meet and you can place a foot in each sea.

The distance between the western and the eastern coast only a few kilometres at the most. On the east coast you'll find that the sea is gentle and the beaches are child-friendly. The west coast is a bit "wilder", great for bathing and perfect for surfing. All beaches in this area have Blue Flag certificates.

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The nature around Skagen is impressive and unparalleled. The many white sandy beaches are some of the best beaches in Denmark, and they all have the Blue Flag certificate. The nature is characterized by unspoiled heathlands with forests and dunes. Around Skagen there are spectacular dune plants where amazing experiences await you. In the woods the children will shiver when they pass the mysteriously looking "troll trees" with moss on the branches. Delicious mushrooms and berries grow here in the forests and plantations, and in one of them near Skagen you can see 'Den Tilsandede Kirke' (The Buried Church). Beginning in the 18th century the church was partially buried by sand coming from a nearby coastal dune. Each time a service was to be held, the entrance had to be dug out by the congregation. Finally the church was abandoned and demolished, leaving only the tower.

The wild North Sea or the calm Kattegat?

South of Skagen you will find Aalbæk, which is known and loved for the beautiful beaches and the authentic harbor environment.

Are you looking for child-friendly beaches, with shallow waters and gentle waves, go to Lodskovvad/Hvideklit or Hulsig on the quiet east coast. If you prefer the slightly wilder west coast, then visit Kandestederne or Skiveren. 

Activities, nature and gastronomy

Skagen has an iconic status in Denmark. Here the famous group of "Skagen painters" had their home, and you can still see their beautiful artwork at Skagen Museum or the artists' homes Ancher's House and Drachmann's House. The area around Skagen also offers opportunities for those who prefer an active holiday with hiking, fishing, cycling etc. You will find lovely culinary experiences for all tastes and animal parks and playgrounds ensure that families with children also feel at home and well entertained!

Read more about what Skagen offers you and your family.


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