Blokhus

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An English naval mine and a sea mark in Blokhus
Shopping mall in Blokhus

Blokhus (Danish pronunciation: [ˈblɔɡhuːˀs]) is a small town with a population of 441 (1 January 2014)[1] in the municipality of Jammerbugt in Denmark, on the north-west coast of the Jutland Peninsula. Blokhus is a popular beach town with around 1 million visitors each year.[2]

Beach[edit]

One of the main attractions is Blokhus Beach, which is a white, sandy bathing beach with a dune area.[3] During the summer, 47 characteristic white beach huts are placed on the beach. It is possible to drive along Blokhus Beach. It has received the EU quality mark, the Blue Flag,[4] and, during the summer, there is a lifeguard on the beach. In 2011, a new beach centre was built, which contains restrooms, an ice cream stand and a café.

During the summer, the local cannon guild fire their cannon by the beach centre every night. In 2012, the former bowling alley in the town square was transformed into the shopping centre, Blokhuset. An outdoor stage has been built in the town square, and it has hosted recurring concerts during the summer. The stage was modernised and moved to one end of the town square in 2013.

Dune plantation[edit]

Close to the town, there is a dune plantation, Blokhus Dune Plantation, which covers 642 hectares of land and is administered by Naturstyrelsen Vendsyssel (Danish Nature Agency Vendsyssel). Gateway Blokhus is in the plantation between Blokhus and Hune, and contains a natural playground, a picnic area, and an outdoor baking oven that is for general use. From Gateway Blokhus there is access to a mountain bike track and nature trails. In the northern part of the dune plantation, there is an off-leash dog area.

Attractions and transport[edit]

Blokhus and the surrounding area contain other attractions such as the amusement park, Fårup Sommerland; Anne Just’s Garden; and the lifesaving station in Blokhus.

There is an efficient transport (bus) service linking it to Aalborg all year round, and to Skagen and Fårup Sommerland in the summer holiday period.

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Coordinates: 57°15′N 9°35′E / 57.250°N 9.583°E / 57.250; 9.583