A little south of Hirtshals you will find Tornby which has a great beach and dune plantation.
Tornby Strand, a little south of Hirtshals is one of the best beaches in our area and a popular place to visit all year. Lots of holiday homes are located by the beach in the beautiful dune landscape – close to Tornby dune plantation. Along Strandvejen you will find campsite, hotel and restaurants and the ambience is relaxed.
Tornby Strand is popular and with a security tower from June to August is the safety high. Cars are allowed on the beach, then pack the car with all you need for a lovely day at the beach with activities, playtime and a swim in the fresh ocean. Dogs are also welcomed at the beach and can cool down in the sea.
Tornby dune plantation is the largest plantation in our area and with its 548 acres of great nature it daily attracts people to go hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking or visiting the dog park. In Tornby dune plantation you will find 4 marked routes of different lengths, suitable for running or hiking. Bring your mountain bike and try the challenging and popular track “Det hvide Spor” (the White Track). Horses are welcome in the dune plantation on the designated route for horses. Dogs must always be on a leash in the woods, but you can let it loose in the enclosed dog park.
Let your imagination loose in Yxengaard, close to the parking of Horesebæk. Yxengaard is a Viking fort, build by volunteers for live role-playing but everyone is welcome to use the facilities. Please clean up after yourself.
At the old-fashioned grocery store in Tornby - Tornby Gl. Købmandsgaard - you can experience a grocery store with interior from the year 1860 with over the counter service, just like the old days. Here you will find specialties from the area, old-fashioned toys and lovely little knick-knacks. The exhibition in the backroom shows about trading between Norway and Denmark in the old days and about the harsh tours in little boats over Skagerrak. In Mette’s coffee room you can enjoy home baked cake and coffee.
Near the old-fashioned grocery store you will find Tornby Dyssen, the dolmen of Tornby which is the northernmost dolmen of Denmark. The dolmen of Tornby indicates life dating back to the stone ages of year 3600-3200 BC.
Enjoy a great vacation in Tornby.