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The small village of Hou is a humble spot, often left out of the tour in favor of the nearby islands. If you are looking for a peaceful stay, a swim in clear water and a lovely walk along the coast, it is a great place to stop. This year we ended up here on a very windy day after we had heard that Tunø was overcrowded due to no one leaving the marina in the strong winds. We had a calm stay sheltered from the wind and were all the more happy for it. Quite a number of tall trees line the coast helping the holiday cabins nestle in for more cosiness and make for a great atmosphere.
Go, See and Do
On the northeastern side of the marina you can walk, run or ride along the path that leads past a few summer houses along the coast up to the camping park and the Hou beach. Along the way is the swimming jetty from which you can jump right into clear water for a great swim. Or combine both, go for a run and on your way back cool off with a refreshing dip in the water.
In the summer evenings the locals often sit outside their houses and enjoy their view over the water. Very hygge.
Musicians play regular concerts on Fridays in the Summer season in the club house. Just go by and see what’s on offer. You might be surprised and stay a while longer.
On a rainy day take the bus to Århus to do some shopping, see some great art or just enjoy the great atmosphere. Bus leaves just near the parking spots for the ferries.
Take the regular ferry over to the island of Tunø or Samsø. Tunø is often overcrowded on warm Summer weekends and in the school holidays so it might be a better alternative to take the ferry for a day trip. Website for the ferry to Samsø here, and for Tunø here