Thyborøn - an active fishing village with a proud history
Thyborøn is centrally located at the west coast - within the more than 500 kilometre coastline from Skagen in the north to Tøndermarsken in the south. By the fishing village with 2.000 inhabitants the powerful North Sea is meeting the calm Limfjord. From groyne 59 you get a view over the wild and rough waves of the North Sea. By turning around a bit you can see the Thyborøn channel, the entrance to the Limfjord, which crosses the entire Jutland, and the magnificent Thy National Park and Geopark West Jutland. In Thyborøn you can experience the rough nature up close, both the one over and under the water and museums communicate history. Here you can relax and go for a walk along the dunes on the white beach or sit down at the pier and observe the constant life at the harbour .
Fishing has been the cities livelihood for hundreds of years and is still the lifeline of Thyborøn with one of the largest fishing harbours Denmark's, where fish for millions land every year. Plaices wear the royal crown here, even though amost all kinds of fish species get fished by the many vessels that are placed in Thyborøn. The harbour is the heart of the city and the many trading and processing companies make for lively activities, every day, all year round. Experience an authentic fish auction where you can bid as well and buy fresh fish to take home for dinner.
It is possible to get really close to the underwater world and discover and taste the sea's pantry. Dressed with waders you can go on an oyster sarfari in the calm Limfjord, which is a strong contrast to the rough North Sea. It is a special experience when you are collecting oysters yourself and try to cook them on the grill out in the nature. Moreover, you can join many different tours that focus on the animal and plant life in the North Sea.
In the old red houses by the habour there has been the city's fish auction for decades. In this nostalgic setting you can still buy fresh fish to take home or sit at the pier and enjoy the view over the harbour with a cold beer and a fish burger - or with a glass of white wine and a lemon sole with shrimps or other delicacies. A fishing playground and a lifeguard tower at the beach make this place a favourite destination for families with children. In the restaurants in Thyborøn the dishes are served with great pleasure and in an authentic environment. The quality is in the ingredients. And the guests are coming from far away to eat fish here, because the fish could not be any fresher and that is reflected in the taste. Together with the active business life you get close to the DNA of the North Sea, referring to food and cultural experiences.