On the scenic and child-friendly eastern coast of North Jutland, lies Asaa, a true holiday gem. The harbour is calm, atmospheric and features historic, red-painted fisherman’s houses that are home to artists’ exhibitions in the summer. Relax amongst yachts and local fishing boats, culture and socialising, with perhaps a well-earned ice cream. There’s a small museum on the harbour featuring fishing gear, engines, navigation equipment, etc., and at the harbour mouth is Jutland’s version of the Little Mermaid in the form of Palle Mørk’s granite sculpture “Mod Hjemve” (against homesickness). A flea market is held between 10 am and 4 pm every Sunday in July and August on the harbour, and in June everyone gets in a party mood for the annual Asaa Havnefestival.
Perfect by nature
Just south of the harbour is the most fantastic broad, white beach, said to be the best on the east coast. Nature’s own water park, with perfect conditions for children and their parents. Shallow, safe water with just the right waves. With a Blue Flag and beach ideal for a wealth of activities.
The meadows around Asaa have been designated a nature reserve by the Danish Ministry of Environment. The area is a kind of mini-Wadden Sea, and the perfect pit-stop, feeding and breeding grounds for migratory birds. It attracts birdwatchers every spring and autumn from near and far to see and observe the vast variety of birds passing through.
The taste of pleasure
One of the highlights of the summer is the day of the traditional horse race, which attracts thousands of guests, but there is also a range of activities centred around Asaa Camping. Kitesurfing or kayaking and lots of cycling and hiking routes are on offer.
And if you’re hungry, pop in to Økogården Baksminde, a small organic farm in Asaa. Organic delicacies in the form of berries, fruits and nuts can be found here from July to December.