Information about the West Region
The wild nature west coast of Denmark extends from Skagen in the north to the Wadden Sea in the south. The coast offers both natural and cultural experiences. The west coast in Denmark is best known for endless stretches of beach, maritime past pulse, many German concrete bunkers from World War II and magnificent bird life. The most beautiful sunsets can be seen along the Danish coast.
Denmark Travel Tips
The west coast of Denmark (West Jutland) is for you who are looking for endless wild nature. Here you will find sand dunes, heathland and wind-blown beaches under open sky. The best beaches in Denmark are found here. The coast is a very dramatic landscape, shaped by the North Sea. As far as the eye can see, there are wide white sand beaches and high dunes. However, close to the coast you also find milder, hilly fields with large forest plantations as well as small straits, bays and inlets.
I will recommend visiting some of the small fisher villages where you will find an authentic Danish fisher atmosphere. Furthermore, I will recommend visiting the region of Thy where you can see the major bird sanctuary and wetland of Vejlerne as well as the amazing limestone cliff of Bulbjerg.
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Cold Hawaii Denmark
Cold Hawaii Denmark is the surfing term for the coastal strip of Thy around Klitmøller, where there are no less than 29 great surf spots. Cold Hawaii got its name because the area has some very specific wind conditions similar to those from Hawaii. Due to the unique wind and wave conditions the area is indeed a surfing paradise and among the best surf spots in the world. Some of the world’s top surfing competitions are held right here.
Unesco World Site, The Wadden Sea Denmark
The southern part of the Danish West coast consists of the Wadden Sea, which is the largest national park in Denmark and continues further south into Germany and Holland. This intertidal marshland is an excellent place to see birds and parts of this area is a Unesco World Site. The area is characterized by magnificent bird life and is actually the place in Northern Europe, where most migratory birds make a stop when they fly south and north. The Wadden Sea region is known for this Black Sun phenomenon.
The best months to experience Black Sun in Denmark is September and October. Then there are up to 900,000 starlings in the sky above the marshes.
Oldest Town in Denmark
In addition, I will recommend visiting the charming town of Ribe which is the oldest town in Denmark. The history of Ribe can be dated back to year 704-710, where a trading post on the site was established. Ribe has retained its old urban environment with Ribe Cathedral as its majestic landmarks. Many thousands of tourists from all over the world flock each year to the town to experience the town’s special and ancient atmosphere.
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