Haurvig - close to history and the dunes
The unspoiled heath and dune landscape in Haurvig, 10 km south of Hvide Sande, hides several sights that will enlighten you on West Jutland culture.
Haurvig is located in the south part of Holmlands Klit between the North Sea and Ringkøbing Fjord. There’s time for a look into living conditions on the Danish west coast and for exploring nature here. The wide sandy beach and the hilly terrain invite play, long bike rides, and horseback riding. For example, follow the nature trail to Hvide Sande or Søndervig, where you can fill your hungry tummies, rest your sore thighs, and wet your dry mouths.
Haurvig’s old wreck master’s farm, Abelines Gård, is worth the visit for guests of all ages. Breathe in the west coast history in the farm’s well kept rooms and end the visit with a cup of coffee in the fancy coffee room. The dune farm from the 1850s is part of Ringkøbing Skjern-Museum and, during the summer season, this farm comes alive with activities like folk dancing and amber cutting.
On the other side of Klitvejen you’ll find the Haurvig Search and Rescue, which was shut down in 1953 and facing Ringkøbing Fjord, there’s a white chalked church called Haurvig Kirke. At the cemetery, you can look for the graves of fallen pilots from WWII.