Fiskerhusene på havnen i Skagen

The Northeast Coast
of North Jutland

Palmestranden Frederikshavn

Cosy harbour towns and family-friendly beaches

The coast of the Kattegat Sea will give you plenty of opportunities for a family-friendly holiday. Explore the cosy towns along the coast from Skagen in the north to Øster Hurup in the south.


Experience the magnificent light, the food and the extraordinary nature in the most northern town of Denmark, Skagen. In Skagen you can take a walk through the old town of small yellow houses and follow in the footsteps of the world-renowned Skagen Painters, or feel the sand between your toes in Råbjerg Mile, the largest migrating sand dune in Denmark, just south of Skagen, or at the northernmost point of Denmark, Grenen, where you can experience the meeting of two seas. Further south lies Frederikshavn a historical port town, from here you can take a ferry trip to the island of Læsø where you can experience the nature, the Saltworks and the old houses with seaweed roofs.

Keep traveling south and you will find the coastal towns of Sæby, Hals and Øster Hurup, which all offer fun and activities by the beaches and a cozy atmosphere by the marina. If you are looking for unique experiences in nature then look no further than Lille Vildmose, in which you can spot wild moose roam free.

Cosy towns on the east coast

The East Coast of North Jutland stretches from Skagen in the North to Øster Hurup near Mariager Fjord. All along the coast of the Kattegat Sea, you will find some of Denmark’s most cosy harbour towns.

Explore other places in North Jutland

Limfjordsmuseet Løgstør
Par i Rebild Bakker med udsigt
Rubjerg Knude Fyr
The island of Mors
Ejerslev Havn