56°32,1′ N · 10° 42,8′ E
Bønnerup lies on the northern side of the coast in the Djurs region of Jutland. With the wide open Skagerrak it can be a handy place to stop on your way to and back from Skagen or Laesø.
Last time we stopped at Bønnerup it was mainly because we are getting hit by one thunderstorm after the other and we needed a break and to dry off. That’s how we discovered this quiet village with its long wide beaches and the paths along the coast that are great for walking and bike-riding. The water is tidal here, but shallow so you can walk around and look for some marine wildlife while trying to beat the tide to get back to dry land.
Go, See and Do
Leading both to the east and west from the marina are great tracks for walking, running and bike riding.
Towards the east you head through a nature reserve area with its reeds and forests as far as the village of Gjerrild, where some buildings are 400 years old. If you have the time and energy you can continue on to Sostrup castle where there is a restaurant and park, a monastery and church.
Towards the west you stick to the coast nach Fjellerup. Along the way you can take a detour to Meilgaard castle or even make it a round trip from Bønnerup, to the castle, up to Fjellerup and back along the coast to Bønnerup.
Something definitely not to miss is the fish store Mølle Fisk at the northern end of the marina. You can get very reasonably priced fresh and smoked fish here. But have some cash on you, they don’t take cards!
And while we were there last, there was a jumping castle for the kids, just near the café. They loved it.