The Wadden Sea

Distance: 20.34 Km

The Wadden Sea is one of the world's most important areas for fish, birds and seals. Every year, 10-12 million waterfowl pass the Wadden Sea on their way to or from their breeding areas in northern Scandinavia, Siberia or Greenland. The birds make use of the abundant pantry on the seabed (wadden), which is exposed at low tide twice a day. Up to 60.000 snails per m2 can occur in the water.

But remember: On the shore and beach are often large flocks of birds that need peace and quiet to seek food and rest. Keeping a distance from the flock helps the birds well on their way to their breeding or wintering area; often thousands of miles away.

Fanø is National Park
Fanø is located right in the middle of the Wadden Sea National Park. The national park stretches from Blåvandshuk in the north to Tøndermarsken in the south. It is a unique natural area, which includes the Wadden Sea, the islands Fanø, Mandø and Rømø, as well as the low land areas and dikes along the mainland coast.

The whole of Fanø is part of the new national park, and thus becomes the only municipality in Denmark, where the entire area is a national park.

Large parts of the German and Dutch part of the Wadden Sea are national parks and now the Danish part is also national park. Overall, it will be one of Europe's largest national parks.

Beach meadows in the Wadden Sea
Beach meadows are among the most valuable habitats in Denmark. The most extensive beach meadow area on Fanø is the Greenery on the northern part of Fanø.

At the southern tip of Fanø we find the beach meadow with the most strange name, "Hønen". The meadow is not big, but very interesting.

Tides
The tide is a crucial factor for Fanø and the Wadden Sea. The tide is, in short, the regular rise and fall of the water level. This takes place in a cycle of 12½ hours. The time of the highest level of the water level is called river and lowest level ebb. The height difference between ebb and flow in the Wadden Sea is approx. two meters - the highest in Denmark.

 

 

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Red colors by the Wadden Sea on Fanø Photographer: Destination Wadden Sea coast Copyright: Destination Wadden Sea Coast
Enjoy a quiet walk by the Wadden Sea on Fanø Photographer: Destination Wadden Sea coast Copyright: Destination Wadden Sea Coast
The sky and the Wadden Sea merge at Fanø Photographer: Destination Wadden Sea coast Copyright: Destination Wadden Sea Coast
Waves in the Wadden Sea on Fanø Photographer: Destination Wadden Sea coast Copyright: Destination Wadden Sea Coast
Foam spray in the Wadden Sea on Fanø Photographer: Destination Wadden Sea coast Copyright: Destination Wadden Sea Coast
Social moments by the Wadden Sea on Fanø Photographer: Destination Wadden Sea coast Copyright: Destination Wadden Sea Coast