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The seamark in Haurvig

The seamark in Haurvig is a beautiful hillside along main road 181 on the west coast of Jutland. By the hill there is a parking space, which gives access to the top, with a unique view.

Historic seamarks along the west coast of Jutland.

The beacons or beacons along Jutland's west coast are tall, sculptural, three-legged wooden structures that date from 1884-85 and are part of a combined system of beacons that the then Coast and Dune System erected to improve sea safety.

Of the original 23 beacons, the remaining 11 beacons were in Gl. Skagen, Løkken, Vigsø, Thorup, Stenbjerg, Vedersø Klit, Husby Klit, Årgab, Havrvig, Kærgård and Ringebjerge protected by the Danish Forest and Nature Agency in 1997.

The nautical marks are up to 12 meters high and the "heads" can be a circle, a triangle, a square or another easily recognizable figure, all of which were drawn as signatures on the charts, so that the navigators could determine the exact positions of the ships.

The beacons no longer have any maritime function, but together with the rescue stations are considered important cultural-historical and architectural features in the West Jutland coastal landscape.

The name "båke" is derived from the German "Baken" or "Bavn", which in the Middle Ages was the term for a stack of firewood, ignited as a signal fire in a high-lying place.

Haurvig Båke Holmslands Klit

9 km south of Hvide Sande.

Pos. 55°55´5,68´´N 8°9´39,85´´E

Height 11 meters

Erected in 1884.

Protected since 1998.

A very visible and noticeable båke close to highway 181 along Holmsland Klit. A parking lot by the dune and the båke provide easy access to the top and a view underneath this 11 meters tall and newly painted seamark.