Løkken Strand

The North Sea by North Jutland

Photo: Mette Johnsen

Visit the North Sea and explore some of Denmark's best beaches and spectacular seaside resorts. Here you will find activities and attractions for all ages.

If in need of a break from the everyday life, the ideal destination is the North Sea - it is completely up to you whether your trip should be spent on relaxation, discovery or an adrenaline rush! The strength of the North Sea has clearly marked the nature in North Jutland. Explore the popular wide, sandy beaches and the roaring sea, which strength has made a clear impression on the coastline of North Jutland. Take a walk along the west coast, from the tip of Denmark - Grenen by Skagen and Råbjerg Mile - Denmark's largest wandering sand dune, to Denmark's last wilderness in the National Park Thy. The North Sea has a long history behind it -  are you ready to explore it?

Grenen in Skagen

For visitors of North Jutland, a visit to  Skagen  and Grenen, the northernmost point of Jutland, is an absolute must. Experience the meeting of two seas in a spectacular location.

Råbjerg Mile

The Dune of Råbjerg Mile is the largest migrating dune in Denmark. The west-coast has for many centuries struggled with migrating dunes due to the harsh wind and sand-covered areas - and being close to Skagen, the weather at Råbjerg Mile is far from mild.

National Park Thy

Explore the amazing nature of the last wilderness in Denmark. Surf the waves, feel the sand between your toes and be enriched with spectacular natural sights.

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Explore the unique nature of North Jutland

In Nordjylland, a number of unique nature sites unlike anywhere else in Denmark can be found. The beaches on the west coast are some of the most beautiful beaches in Denmark and offer something for everyone - from wild surf waves in Cold Hawaii to long walks on the waterfront and luxurious seaside hotels.

On Grenen by Skagen, at the Top of Denmark, the two seas, North Sea and Kattegat, meet. Here, the waves intersect from each direction, making it possible for you to stand with one foot in each sea - an experience you will never forget. At Grenen it is not allowed to bathe due to strong currents, but if you move down to the west coast and take a swim, you can experience some of Northern Europe's best beaches.

Coastal towns

By the waters edge life is calm and beach holidays here are popular amongst the Danes. It all started by renting a room by the local inhabitants, but before long you could accommodate yourself at one of the amazing beach hotels, which led to the popularity of the white beach huts you will find on the beach in Løkken and Blokhus. Now you can experience some of the most beautiful towns next to the North Sea in North Jutland.


Experience the characteristic yellow houses, the museums with art from famous painters, a bustling city life with lots of luxury and the most spectacu...


Blokhus has experiences for everyone - big and small. Enjoy one of Northern Europe's best beaches, the theme park Fårup Sommerland, Blokhus Sculpture ...


Løkken is a classical beach town on the west coast of North Jutland. You will find some of the best beaches in Denmark, beautiful nature and lots of a...


In one of Denmarks largest fishing ports, you can always find fresh, delicious fish and an atmosphere unlike anywhere else.


Klitmøller is also called "Cold Hawaii" and is a true paradise for surfers. Cold Hawaii is Northern Europe's best surf spot and one of the world's bes...


The small fishing village has kept is charm and identity over the years. Surrounded by beautiful nature and Rubjerg Knude in the background, the towns...


Slettestrand is a recreational area boasting some of the very finest and most varied scenery to be found in Denmark– a white sandy beach of Blue Flag...


Tversted is a small and charming village of beautiful old traditional houses. If you drive straight through Tversted, you arrive at one of the best an...

Attractions by the west coast

The west coast of North Jutland is more than just beaches. The area is abundant with hidden gems, and whether you enjoy the adrenalin rush, art and culture or history, the west coast has something for you.

Fårup Sommerland

In the middle of the forest, you find the oldest amusement park in Denmark - Fårup Sommerland. Fårup Sommerland is one of Denmark’s biggest tourist attractions, and   the park is full of crazy rides.

Nordsøen Oceanarium

Explore one of the biggest attractions in North Jutland, the Nordsøen Oceanarium in Hirtshals. Meet the sunfish in the biggest aquarium of Northern Europe where you can find fun and a lot of different activities for the whole family.

Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse

In North Jutland, on the edge of the North Sea, you will find the famous lighthouse of Rubjerg Knude. The lighthouse was moved 70 metres inland in October 2019, to secure it from erosion, caused by the North Sea.

The Skagen Painters of North Jutland

Art inspired by the nature around Skagen, the unique light and the unspoiled simple life, that is what the painters of Skagen in North Jutland were al...

Museum for Papirkunst (paperart)

Museum for Paper Art Experience the paper unfold The only Museum for Paper Art in the north opens in Blokhus Friday the 23th of March. Free ent...

Museums Center Hanstholm

Visit Denmark's largest bunker museum in Hanstholm.

The White Beach Huts on the West Coast

Experience the beautiful white beach huts by Løkken and Blokhus. Next to the rolling dunes and crashing waves of the North Sea, you will find the Whit...

Nature activities

If you want to overcome the forces of nature and wish to be active outside, Cold Hawaii is the destination for you. In the area of Klitmøller you will find one of Northern Europes best surf spots, and in Løkken at the North Shore Surf, you can learn both surfing and SUP. If the wild waves are not for you, North Jutland also offers plenty of fishing possibilities. You can also find a lot of natural hiking routes, among them the most popular one is Hærvejen. If you want to go cycling, you can try the different biking routes in North Jutland. Furthermore, you have the opportunity to try the best MTB-route Denmark has to offer in Slettestrand surrounded by unique nature.

Cold Hawaii in National Park Thy

Cold Hawaii is the term given to the stretch of coast between Agger and Hanstholm in Thy in North Jutland. Here you will find no less than 31 amazing ...

North Shore Surf

Surf through your vacation in Løkken! Join North Shore Surf in the waves of the North Sea! North Shore Surf School offers surf courses for you, ...


Svinklovene is a part of the dramatic landscape by Svinkløv Dune Plantation, a 700 hectar large state-owned area, which is open to the general public....

Mountain bike Slettestrand

Mountain bike Slettestrand is a part of Feriecenter Slettestrand situated only 200 meters from the coast of the North Sea. The local 21 km. track in S...

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Dining along the west coast

The seaside towns offer lots of interesting flavors and, according to White Guide, some of North Jutland's best restaurants. Explore some of the lovely restaurants which are situated in beautiful surroundings, so that it is relaxation for both your body and your mind.

Ruths Gourmet

Ruth's Gourmet is an exclusive gastronomic experience with menus from Nordic cuisine.

Restaurant Villa Vest

On the edge of Lønstrup Restaurant  Villa Vest serve imaginatively prepared food from the very best local producers.


Strandingskroen was bought in 2019 by Strandhotellet Blokhus. Every Tuesday, fried pork and parsley sauce are served, remember to book a table. The...

Restaurant Glashuset

Restaurant Glashuset is a restaurant where everyone can join in and have a good experience.

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Accommodation on the west coast

When you stay at the beautiful west coast of North Jutland, you will find plenty of opportunities for a good nights sleep. Stay right by the water, under the starry sky, at a holiday house or at one of the many wonderful beach hotels.

Skallerup Seaside Resort

In calm settings and surrounded by amazing nature, Skallerup Seaside Resort is the perfect place for you and your family in North Jutland. Enjoy a day...

Ruths Hotel

Between the iconic yellow houses of Skagen lies Ruths Hotel . The hotel is located in Gammel (old) Skagen close to beautiful nature and the spectacul...

Holiday homes in North Jutland

In North Jutland, you can sit back and relax in a holiday home that suits your needs. Feel the fresh breeze on your skin and enjoy the astounding surr...

Strandhotellet Blokhus

There is a beach hotel which will bring you closer to the North Sea. In Blokhus, you will find Strandhotellet Blokhus, a place that brings people toge...

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Events on the west coast

The many lovely seaside towns of North Jutland are worth visiting all year round, but it's during the summer season they really flourish - and this is also when most of the events take place. The big seaside towns - Blokhus, Løkken, and Skagen - are famous for their midsummer bonfires on the beach, where the "witch" is burned on midsummers eve - an old danish tradition that brings together many participants and which has been portayed by the painters of Skagen.

Since 2010, Klitmøller – also known as Cold Hawaii - has been one of the permanent stops for the PWA World Cup in the windsurf discipline wave performance, where many of the world's best surfers battle in the championship.

The coast also offers other events where you can get the pulse up, e.g. Xterra in Slettestrand or Råbjerg Mile Race, which are annual half marathons. Here you can find all events in North Jutland.