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Europe's Secret Beaches: Grenen Headland

Stuart Black / Alamy

Grenen Headland, Skagen, Frederikshavn, Denmark

The endless daylight of summer in Jutland, the far north of Denmark, is best enjoyed from Skagen, a colorful fishing village on a remote peninsula. It’s better still if you’re a guest at Hotel Plesner, with a farm-to-table restaurant in a 1907 house. A few minutes north of Skagen, around the Grenen Headland at land’s end, are dunes so displaced by wind that they’ve overtaken the medieval St. Laurentii church. The beach there is at the confluence Skagerrak and Kattegat seas, whose waves break the shore in opposite directions. hotelplesner.dk

—Alexandra Marshall


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