At The Branch (Grenen), a sand spit and Denmark's northernmost point, the North Sea and Kattegat meet. You can literally stand with a leg in both seas. The seas have different densities so do not mix, producing an amazing effect – a distinct line where the waters meet, stretching from Denmark’s tip out into the sea.
The beaches on the West Coast are wide and open with fine, white sand, but the force of nature is often powerfully at work in this part of Denmark, with blustery winds and powerful waves. This force is particularly evident at Lønstrup Cliff (Lønstrup Klint) where the sea occasionally takes a bite out of the land.
You’ll notice many summer houses sitting precariously close to the coast in the area and sense the constant battle against the advancing sea. In 2008, Mårup Church was dismantled and moved as it was at threat. You can also see leftover WWII bunkers dotted along the coast.
The beaches on the East Coast are less exposed to the elements than those on the west. The sea is calmer and the area is therefore more popular as a family holiday destination. Head to Bisnap Beach at Hals, one of the best beaches on the East Coast. Distances in the area are short, so it is never far to the next beach.
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