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Sanddünen in Blockhus, Bild: Oliver Foerstner / shutterstock

Blokhus – Denmark’s most beautiful seaside resort

Denmark is closely connected to its two seas, the Baltic and North Seas. More than 7,400 kilometres of coastline stretch around Denmark. Unique sandy beaches, wild dunes and roaring water contribute to a peaceful and balanced holiday – holidays in the middle of nature and far away from big cities. And so it is in Blokhus, probably the most beautiful seaside resort in Denmark with one of the best beaches in the entire North Sea.

Blokhus, which means nothing more than log cabin in German, takes its name from small wooden huts on the beach. The old town with its boutiques, shops and tiny shops is manageable. Around Blokhus there are numerous holiday home areas where many German and local guests spend their holidays. Most holiday homes are spacious, have several bedrooms and can be occupied by the whole family.

Blokhus and its attractions

Blokhus is not only a place where you can feel comfortable in summer. It is also worth visiting at other times of the year. In the crisp winter, when you have to heat the fireplace so that the holiday home is pleasantly warm, the rough wind sweeps over the beaches and you have to wear thick jackets and gloves on a walk on the beach. There is always a very rough wind blowing on the coast.

Even in autumn, when the onset of storms make some mudflat hikes more difficult, is a special time to travel. But be careful: Don’t forget to wear the right rainwear.

In spring the world begins to bloom and then Denmark awakens from its hibernation, here too you can spend your holiday in Blokhus and watch the beach as it awakens from its winter torpor.

Especially with children and dogs, a holiday on the coast of Denmark is highly recommended. In addition to the beach and the weather, the small coastal town of Blokhus has plenty more to offer. One attraction is the sculpture park near the city centre, where young and old alike have fun. A huge collection of wooden sculptures, concrete, metal, iron and stone figures adorn the park.

The sand sculpture exhibition takes place annually in summer. If you get lost in Blokhus at Christmas, you can visit an impressive Christmas market. The square is transformed into a sea of lights and numerous Christmas stalls take centre stage. Of course, you will also find the well-known Nisse Wichtel, small Christmas figures whose caps have slipped over their eyes. During the warm holiday season, the Farup Sommerland is also open. This is considered the best amusement park in northern Denmark. Especially with children, this is highly recommended.

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Excursions around Blokhus

Løkken

Bunker Løkken
Bunker in Løkken, Image: Germaine87 / shutterstock

Very close to Blokhus is the beautiful town of Løkken, also a highlight with the numerous bunkers on the beach, which date back to the Second World War. On a walk around the bunkers you will find other highlights:

  • for example, the Beach Hut, a wooden structure with city signs and distances, as well as a wooden hut that seems to have been abandoned for a long time.
  • The most beautiful house in Denmark is also located here. High up on a hill, with a beautiful view over the North Sea. A dream of many visitors to be able to enjoy this sight all year round.

Rudbjerg customer

If you are travelling north of Løkken, you should not miss Rudbjerg Knude. The old lighthouse is considered a lost place, because it was already shut down in the 90s and moved last year because the shifting dune threatened to tear it into the sea.

It shines in its very own splendor, beautiful and old, it stands in the middle of the dunes and is surrounded by sand. In the 90s, there was still a museum here, but unfortunately it also fell victim to the sand.

Hirthals

If you travel further north, you will come to Hirtshals, a large port town with a beautiful sea aquarium and the Hirtshals Fyr, one of the most beautiful lighthouses in the North Sea. After a climb, you can see the landscape around Hirtshals as well as the large harbour from which ships also sail to Norway .

The northernmost point

Skagen, northernmost place
Skagen, Image: rphstock / shutterstock

If you go on a trip from Blokhus, you should also cover the 40 kilometers to Skagen. A special city awaits you here. Skagen with its old harbour, the old town right by the sea and Grenen, where the Baltic and North Seas meet. All of this is worth a visit. On the beach, watch the special experience when the greenish water merges with the blue water.

A little south of the old town, which is well worth seeing (note the Teddy Bear Museum) there is the Sanded Kirke, an old church, of which only the tower remains. The rest, as with Rudbjerg Knude, has also been destroyed by the sand.

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The difference is that Sanded Kirke is inland, so it’s not in danger of falling into the sea. A third church, which unfortunately no longer exists, is Farup, south of Lökken. There used to be a place of worship here, but today only the cemetery, which is also quite close to the cliffs.

The path to Grenen is particularly charming, with its two beautiful lighthouses, a square white and a round brown. Unfortunately, you can’t climb these two, like Rudbjerg Knude and Hirtshals Fyr. They guide the ships from the Skagerak to the Kategat, from the Baltic Sea to the North Sea and back again.

Facts about Blokhus

  1. Location: Blokhus is located on the northwest coast of Jutland, Denmark’s largest peninsula. It belongs to Jammerbucht, a picturesque coastal region.
  2. Beaches: Blokhus is known for its wide and white sandy beaches. Blokhus Beach stretches over 20 kilometers and offers enough space for visitors.
  3. Dunes: In the area around Blokhus there are high dunes that are typical of the region. Visitors can climb the dunes and enjoy an impressive view over the coast.
  4. Blue Flag: Blokhus beach carries the Blue Flag, an award for clean and environmentally friendly beaches. It is a sign of the high quality of the water and the beach environment.
  5. Activities: Blokhus offers a variety of leisure activities. Visitors can walk along the beach, swim, kitesurf, ride a horse or cycle through the dune landscape. There is also an 18-hole golf course nearby.
  6. Fårup Sommerland: Near Blokhus is the amusement park Fårup Sommerland. The park offers attractions for the whole family, including roller coasters, water slides, and shows.
  7. Blokhus By: The centre of Blokhus, known as ‘Blokhus By’, offers a selection of shops, restaurants, cafes and galleries. Here, visitors can buy souvenirs or taste local specialties.
  8. Events: Blokhus hosts various events and festivals throughout the year. These include concerts, art exhibitions, Christmas markets and sporting events.
  9. Thy National Park: Thy National Park, one of Denmark’s largest nature parks, is located near Blokhus. Here, visitors can experience untouched nature, hiking trails and a diverse wildlife.
  10. Traditions: Blokhus is known for its traditional beach huts called “bathing huts”. These colourful little houses used to be used by bathers to change on the beach. Nowadays, they are a characteristic feature of the coast.