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Fanø is an island in the middle of the Wadden Sea just off the coast of Esbjerg. Its unique nature is characterized by the Wadden Sea to the east, the fabulous beaches to the west and the dune plantation in the middle of the island.
Visit the Wadden Sea on the eastern side of Fanø, and you will find millions of migration birds. All the Wadden Sea is a very important “touchdown”, especially for web-footed birds and wading birds. It is also on the eastern side of the island you will find a great number of seals. When it is low tide, it is rather easy to spot the seals. On the western side of the island there is a long, (12 kilometers) fantastic, sandy beach. Here you will find Fanø Bad, a historic holiday resort – today consisting in holiday cottages, hotels and holiday apartments. Nearby there is a splendid golf course, the first one established in Denmark. In the Fanø dune plantation the beautiful landscape consists in meadows and small lakes. Here you will find several marked trails for both walking and biking – it is an excellent idea to get to know this island by bike.
In the summer time Fanø has a lot of activities and arrangements to offer. Among other things there are summer concerts taking place every Tuesday in July and August in Nordby Kirke (church). In June there is the yearly kite festival, a hit among kite enthusiasts. In Sønderho on the southern part of the island the Fanø Kunstmuseum (art museum) is also worth a visit with its permanent painting collection made by the so-called Fanø painters who formed a kind of community for artists on the island.