In the natural area along the cliffs towards Limfjorden, the last hunters and gatherers of the Stone Age lived. Today, Ertebølle is a small village, but the name Ertebølle is known because the village gave its name to an exciting period in Danish history - the Ertebølle Culture.
On the flat land, which is ancient seabed 1 km south of the cliffs, lies the Ertebølle Kitchen Midden. In the 1890s, the National Museum excavated a huge pile of oyster and mussel shells at the site and discovered that it was man-made, and people had literally lived on top of the heap.
Ertebølle Hoved is a 20-meter-high cliff located just south of Ertebølle facing Løgstør Bredning. The cliff is about 500 meters long and contains folded layers of moler with volcanic ash layers from the Tertiary. Moler is found only in the western part of the Limfjord worldwide. The distinctive cliffs, dating back 55 million years, can be seen, among other places, at Ertebølle. The cliffs, along with moler cliffs in Hanklit, Silstrup, and Fur, have been designated as a special cultural and natural heritage, nominated for inclusion on the World Heritage List. During a walk along the coast, there are ample opportunities to find fossils.