Seaports have their own particular charm. Get up early on a summermorning, si down on one of the piers and enjoy the sunrise over Kattegat. Later on when the town and the harbour awakens, there is always something to look at. Fromthe ferry port there is a link to and from the island of Samsø with several departures daily. There are also departures by the small red ferry to the island Tunø. On most days both islands are clearly visible from Hou. The small flat island seen outside the harbour is Hou Røn,. It emerged from the sea in the 1930s.
Go for a walk on a summers day and read the amusing names on the boats or take a seat at Cafeen on the quay and enjoy a refreshment.
Just north of the ferry port there is also a fine sandy beach and there are many woodland areas near the town. Overall it is no mystery why Hou has become a magnet for new inhabitants on the coastline.