Østerild is a tranquil nature area in the top of the Limfjord.
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Østerild is located by the Limfjord, close to Thisted, Nationalpark Thy, the North Sea and Northern Europe’s largest bird sanctuary Vejlerne. Near Østerild you will find the beautiful dune plantation Østerild Klitplantage, where you can hike or walk your dog in the dog forest. Østerild is a nice holiday destination if you like peaceful nature and are interested in birds. You can buy groceries in the area or go to Thisted, where you can shop and dine at a restaurant (13 km).
Near Amtoft, 11 km from Østerild, you can swim by a good Limfjord beach with coarse sand and stones. Furthermore, the beach offers a wooden pier. And 14 km from Østerild you will find Vigsø and the bathing beaches of the North Sea. Here you can swim, surf and engage yourselves in beach activities on the wide sandy beach with high dunes. If you wish to surf in ideal surroundings, you can visit Klitmøller, which is also known as Cold Hawaii. Here you will find surf shops, instructors and good waves (27 km).
In the outskirts of Østerild you will find the beautiful dune plantation Østerild Klitplantage, which contains many paths, a forest playground, a dog forest, observation towers and a lake with a fire ring. Just south of Østerild you will find Hovsør and a high cliff, which goes all the way down to the fjord. From here you can enjoy a great view of the fjord. Close to Østerild you can experience Northern Europe’s largest wild bird sanctuary Vejlerne, and follow the rich birdlife from the paths or one of the observation towers.
19 km towards north you can see Denmark’s only bird cliff, the 47 metres high Buldbjerg, which is the haunt for a large number of sea birds.
The Limfjord area is ideal for angers, who can throw out their line in the fjord as well as in the streams, lakes and Put & Take fishponds of the area. You can also go deep-sea fishing with a fishing vessel from the harbour in Hanstholm (20 km). If you play golf, you can test the nearby courses of Nordvestjysk Golfklub near Klitmøller and Vigsø Bugt Golf.
You can surf both in the Limfjord and along the shore of the North Sea.
The area, surrounding Østerild og Østerild Plantage, is very suitable for hikes and bicycle rides in the peaceful nature.
In the cosy village Vesløs, 10 km towards east, you can experience the childhood home of the writer and poet Johan Skjoldborg, which has been converted into a museum.
Near Frøstrup you can see a burial place from the Viking period with countless mounds and monoliths. The Viking burial place Tømmerby Vikingegravplads "Højstrup Gravpladsen" originates from the year 800 and has been listed since 1881. The national museum has carried out excavations on the spot and found mor types of graves (12 km).
Visit Thisted, which offers shops, restaurants, galleries, artisans, the church Thisted Kirke and Thisted Museum. At the museum you can see an exhibition about the writer J. P. Jacobsen and learn more about the peasant culture of Thy and the history of Thisted (13 km).
In Hanstholm you can enjoy the view from the lighthouse of the town and visit Museumscenter Hanstholm, where you can see a bunker from WWII as well as more cannons (20 km).
The commercial town Fjerritslev offers shops, restaurants, a large market every Saterday during the summer and the brewery museum Fjerritslev Bryggeri- og Egnsmuseum, where you can see an old brewer home and a costume collection and learn more about beer brewing. In Fjerritslev you can also follow the path Planetstien – here the 9 planets of the solar system are reduced by a billion times (29 km).
Visit Nordsøakvariet in Vorupør and experience fish and marine animals, which have been caught by the fishermen in Vorupør. Vorupør Museum has been established in the old boatyard, and here you can learn more about the background of Vorupør and the coastal population of the town (35 km).
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