Sandkås was already popular 100 years ago
Sandkås Seaview is located in Sandkås just outside Allinge on Nordbornholm. The Allinge/Sandkås area was the area where Bornholms tourism began at the beginning of the 20th century. The distinctive and beautiful combination of sandy beaches and towering cliffs was probably the reason why both the Danish and German citizens had Allinge/Sandkås as their favorite holiday destination already a hundred years ago - and Allinge/Sandkås is still one of Bornholm's most sought-after holiday destinations.
Kås is an old Bornholm word for "a place between the rocks", and Sandkås is therefore a very telling name for this beautiful natural area, because between the towering rocks you will find the softest white sand - and in front of you lies the sea, tempting you for a swim. After a swim, you can continue along the coastal path to the south to the small fishing village of Tejn, where there are cafes, shops and not least the Penyllan brewery, which is famous among beer experts throughout Europe for its good beer. Or how about a trip to Smedjen, which is a cozy food market at Tejn Harbour?
The nature around Sandkås Seaview
The beach at Sandkås Seaview is beautiful, but also try to take a walk in the forest behind Sandkås Seaview, where you will find one of Bornholm's famous rift valleys "Storedalen". Storedalen was created millions of years ago when tensions in the underground caused the granite to crack larger and larger cracks. Meltwater from the Ice Age glaciers subsequently eroded away soil and rock, so that a gorge with steep cliff sides emerged. It is a fun experience to walk in the narrow crevasse valley with the high cliffs on both sides. The rift valley creates a growing basis for many beautiful plants - in spring the white, yellow and blue anemones bloom together with yellow wartroot and violet larkspur spores.
Medieval adventures at Hammershus
From Sandkås you can also take the coastal path to Allinge, where you walk between towering cliffs, while one beautiful view over the sea replaces the other. Soon, a delicious aroma will greet you. At the end of the coastal path is one of Bornholm's best smokehouses, which offers you delicious fish delicacies. After a nice lunch, you can continue towards the harbor in Allinge, where cafes and yachtsmen create a wonderful harbor atmosphere. Continue on out of Allinge to Sandvig and Northern Europe's largest castle; Hammerhouse. At Hammershus you will experience medieval adventures and exciting stories. Did you know, for example, that there was public user payment already in the Middle Ages? Of course, you paid the executioner yourself if you had to have your head chopped off...and there was always advance payment. Below Hammershus lies Hammerhavnen, where small boats take you on beautiful trips along the coast.
Be transported 300 years back in time
South of Sandkås lies Gudhjem, where you can sail to Christiansø and Frederiksø. In the 18th century, the two small islands were transformed into Denmark's advanced naval base in the Baltic Sea. The naval base was a thorn in the side of the English, who several times initiated fierce bombardments of the island. But the Danish soldiers held their ground, and thus the two small islands maintained their connection to Denmark. The cannons still stand here, and with its exciting history and distinctive nature, you will easily feel that you have been transported 300 years back in time.
Will you win the big prize?
If you drive a little inland from Sandkås Seaview, you will find Denmark's third largest forest, Almindingen, where you have a good chance of seeing some of Europe's last bison - or maybe you want to win the big prize on the trotting track? Bornholm's Trotting Track is the smallest trotting track in Denmark, but perhaps also the coziest, because you get up close to the horses as they race down the race track at full speed.
The cycle paths start right at Sandkås Seaview
Bornholm's extensive network of hiking and cycling trails starts right at Sandkås Seaview. Rent a bike and go exploring in Bornholm's beautiful nature.
Book your holiday now
Sandkås Seaview welcomes you with beautiful holiday apartments in a beautiful area. Book your holiday by entering your desired arrival date in the order box at the top of the page - or call us now on +45 56 95 85 66, and we will be happy to give you good ideas for wonderful holidays on Bornholm.