Blåvand Travel Guide

  • Will you find amber?
    Will you find amber?
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  • Look both ways!
    Look both ways!
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  • Blaavand from the lighthouse
    Blaavand from the lighthouse
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Blåvand Things to Do

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    The Lighthouse 1 more image

    by adelinemmc Updated Aug 19, 2008

    For 20 kroners (pay at the tourist office next to the lighthouse), you can climb to the top of the lighthouse and admire the uninterrupted view in all directions.

    You'll see Esbjerg harbour, Blåvand's long sandy beaches, the offshore windwill farm, a good few old German WWII bunkers and of course the hundreds of lovely summerhouses in the sandy dunes.

    Well worth it on a good clear day.

    (2nd picture: looking out towards South)

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    Will you find amber?

    by adelinemmc Written Aug 8, 2008

    Denmark's West coast is a good place to find amber. If you are lucky, you will find some. Best place is Fano but it is possible near Blaavand as well.

    I am told the best time is after high tide when the sea is retiring and best place is in shallow water or in clumps of seaweeds (amber floats in sea water).

    Good luck!

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Blåvand Transportation

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    The bus Blaavand-Esbjerg

    by adelinemmc Written Aug 8, 2008

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    If you do not have a car, there is a bus from Esbjerg train station. Bus No 40 leaves every hour (in the afternoon only every 2 hours) and takes roughly 1 hour 20 minutes to reach Blaavand.

    Cost for one way: 60 kroners
    If there are 2 of you: 50 kroners per persons

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Blåvand Shopping

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    Amber necklaces

    by adelinemmc Written Sep 30, 2008

    This is one of two shops in Blaavand selling amber. This one is two third of the main street down on the way to the lightouse.

    The other one, a bit bigger is at teh entrance of Blaavand close to the now closed supermarket

    What to buy: Anything and everything made out of amber. From little uncut amber piece for one euros to thousand of euros worth of necklaces, the choice is yours.

    What to pay: Amber is not such an expansive material. You'll pay less here than on Fano. Expect between ten and 30 euros for a ring for instance. Wine stoppers at between 25 and 60 euros.

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Blåvand Local Customs

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    Look both ways!

    by adelinemmc Written Nov 2, 2011

    Danes love their bicycles!
    The country is mostly flat so it's a bonus but beware of the wind, especially here on the coast, it can be really strong and cold.
    However, you should be very safe when cycling around. They are dedicated cycle lanes almost everywhere and even special train crossings.
    In general cycles have priority over cars at junctions etc. but be sure to be prudent all the same.

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    wheelchair beach access Blaavand

    by RhineRoll Written Apr 27, 2004

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    Favorite thing: In recent years, thanks to the efforts of a local group, several access ramps have been built. One of the best can be found at Hvidbjerg Strand in the popular resort Blaavand (translates into "blue water"). This is probably also one of the best beaches for swimming -- other places along the west coast have huge waves -- good for surfing, but not so good for partially paralyzed people.
    More info here: West Coast Handicap Guide

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