Hannah here: Can you believe I still have photo’s to share from our big trip last summer?! We’re nearing the end now, but I am really excited today to share a beautiful rural corner of Denmark called Svinklov.
We traveled by ferry from Gothenburg to Frederikshavn then took a short drive to Svinkloff, situated right on the North coast of Denmark overlooking the North sea. The camp site was lovely with sea views and huge pitches. Having practically thrown the tent up (so eager we were to explore the beach below), we hurriedly packed the first food and drinks we could lay our hands on into the backpack and set off. The walkto the beach begins at the top of the enormous heather covered sand dunes on which the camp site is perched, and cuts a path that sometimes necessities a scramble through the dunes. The vast swathes of sand below are worth it though, there was hardly another soul to be seen.
The weather for this part of our trip was fairly awful but we ventured to the beach everyday, clad in head to toe waterproofs and set up a little shelter. Dave fished, Frankie slept, I read. We ate sandy sandwiches and drank tin cups of wine. Nobody came. We celebrated Dave’s birthday here in this idyllic patch of Danish beach land. We had the good fortune of stumbling across a tradtitional beach hotel, Svinklov Badehotel, which we subsequently learned has been running since 1925 and attracts an extremely loyal set of well heeled travellers. The interior was utterly charming- one room clad in blue and white stripes, another in yellow and white. Impeccable white clapboard. The serving girls wore long skirts and aprons and the sea food, caught within a few miles go the hotel, was satisfying, juicy, and utterly delicious. We plan to return here and stay in the hotel, one day. The rest of the trip was spent on the beach (rain or shine) or walking amongst the sand dunes. There are worse places to turn 30 eh? My mister is a lucky man.
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