Several marinas offer good facilities, lovely eateries and a wonderful atmosphere with plenty of life in the port. When you arrive on a pleasure craft and spend the night on your own boat on the Odder Coast, there are always great experiences nearby.
Nothing beats the feeling of freedom of sailing your own boat on the high seas. The East Jutland waters of the Kattegat are perfect for sailing and the local marinas are like pearls on a string.
Below are introductions to the three popular marinas of the Odder Coast.
The port of Hou has the largest marina of the area. You find the marina behind the town’s historic boatyard and it has all the amenities one could wish for. The users of the marina has the use of a large service building with toilet and bathing facilities, laundry and drying rooms. Outside there is a barbecue and a large, nice playground for the children.
Dagli 'Brugsen Hou is found at the port and here you can purchase groceries and anything else you need and, not far from there, you find Hou Mesterslagter who sells a large selection of delicious meat for the barbecue as well as ready meals. There is also a café and a kiosk in the port.
Hou also has a beautiful sandy beach and the fine hiking trail The Coastal Path. Furthermore, one of Denmark's best wheelchair-accessible swimming pools, Vandhalla, is only a short distance from the marina.
At the inlet to Norsminde Fjord is a charming marina. The port is not big - nor is the town – but, in the summer, it is buzzing - and there is a bath, a toilet, a slipway, internet, barbecue and much more.
At the port, you find the eatery Fiskehuset which has a terrace facing the water. Their famous fishcakes are a must! Here, you also find one of Eastern Jutland's gastronomic heavyweights, Norsminde Kro, which offers both a gourmet restaurant, a brasserie and an ice-cream parlour in the summer heat.
Do you want to try island hopping? One hour's sailing from the east coast, you find the quiet island of Tunø. The port of Tunø has modern facilities with bath, toilet building and laundry room. You can smell the smokehouse at the eatery, Tunø Røgeri og Restaurant, from the boat and, around the port area, you find small cosy oases where you can sit or relax in the hammocks.
The port of Tunø is perfect for families with children as the island is car-free. Close to the port, there is a playground and a lovely sandy beach. Within walking distance of the port, you find Tunø Købmandsgård where you can shop for day-to-day necessities and the seaside hotel Mejeriet Tunø which has a bar and a restaurant.