Where should we go for a swim – and to forage?
Glatved Strand is a beautiful beach area and the perfect excursion spot for nature lovers who like to dive, sunbathe, or hike. It is not the most child-friendly of beaches, as the water gets quite deep rather suddenly. However, for those who like to fish with a rod or even go underwater hunting with a harpoon, it is a lovely spot. Along with a limy soil, the fact that the area along the beach is heavily exposed to the sun and to salt makes the area the natural habitat to several rare plants and animals.
Furthermore, Glatved Strand is famous for its large amounts of sea buckthorn – and I highly recommend that you make an amazing schnapps from the fruit! Sea buckthorn blooms in March-April, the fruits develop during the summer months, they ripen in the late summer, and in the autumn, they have turned a bright yellow or reddish orange colour. The natural habitat of sea buckthorn is in barren, limy soil near coastlines where most other plant species would not be able to grow.
The berries are good for you and rich in vitamin C, in particular. And once you have begun picking, besides the fruits for your schnapps, you might as well take home a handful to use in a wide variety of dishes in which the fruits can replace lemon or other citrus fruits.