Turister på Vesterø Havn

Beaches on Læsø

Photo: Lena Weber

Læsø has a coastline of approx. 100 km, of which 25 km is a good beach. Beaches are found on the west-facing coast and part of the north coast. In the southwest corner of Læsø there is a very special bathing beach, the Stokken.

Læsøs beaches are very diverse - here's a little guide to your beach trip.

Sea kayak
Conditions on Læsø are ideal for sea kayaking. There are tours that are good for beginners, but also exciting trips for the experienced. As a beginner, choose a day of calm weather and stay low. For example, a walk along the beach from Vesterø to Stokken. Or a trip from Vesterø to the Rønner Reef north of Holtemmen. For experienced people, a trip along the north coast from Vesterø to Østerby is recommended. Remember lunch box and drinks!

Surfing
If you love to surf, you have all the possibilities at Læsø, whether you are experienced or a beginner. If you belong to the last category, you will enjoy surfing the “Flag” north of Vesterø Harbor. You can also start on the very low water between Stokken and the beach at Sdr. Nyland - it is impossible to operate at sea here! If you are more experienced, you can find challenges along the northern coast of Læsø, at Storedal, Hvide Bakker and Danzigmand. Please note that surfing equipment cannot be rented on Læsø.

The stick
You must wade approx. 50 m through the water to reach the elongated sand reef. It's a bit of a rush when the whole family has to go with the necessary things for a beach trip! The stick is approx. 5 km long, so you can easily be yourself.

A walk along the water is also nice, here are many large shells. The western end of the Stok is protected from May 15 to July 15 for the sake of bird life.

Amber on Læsø
Læsø is one of the places in Denmark where you can be lucky to find amber. The prerequisite for amber on the beach is that it has been blowing very strongly for a while. When the wind then subsides and the water falls, the amber will be brought into the shore and deposited on the beach. The beach at Danzigmand and Store Dal as well as north of Vesterø Harbor are good places to look for amber.

Stone on Læsø

A stroll along the rocky stretches of the beach in Lilledal and east of the Port of Østerby provides good opportunity for exciting sightings of various stones.

Many of the stones come from the bedrock in our neighboring countries, which are stones such as basalt, granite and gneiss. Lead blocks are stones that exist only as solid rock in a single locality. The most common lead blocks on Læsø are larvikite from Norway, rhombo porphyry and hornfels from the Oslo area as well as cheek bass from Sweden.

Hornekshuset

At Horneks Odde lies the Hornekshuset, which serves as a center for disseminating the area's sea nature. There is a poster exhibition as well as a video film about life below sea level. There are fishing nets, trays and magnifying glass for lending. There are also tables, benches and barbecue as well as new toilet facilities.

Book on stones

Particularly interested in stone, the Tourist Office can buy a small publication 'Stone on the Beach', which is a great help in determining the many different finds that can be made.

Facilities for the disabled

There are 2 drops for wheelchair users to the beach at Vesterø Church and Storedal respectively. At Banstenens parking lot a style has been made for the coastal slope.