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On a clear day, you can see the Djursland coast from here with the southernmost Helgenæs peninsula visible in a northerly direction.
On a clear day, you can see the Djursland coast from here with the southernmost Helgenæs peninsula visible in a northerly direction. Eastwards, there is the small island of Tunø with the offshore wind turbines and the island of Samsø just visible beyond. Hou Røn, an uninhabited islet barely visible above the water comes into view towards the south-east and, due south, the island of Endelave can be glimpsed on the horizon.
On a calm day, you may be lucky enough to see both porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) and seals on this stretch of coast. Common seals (Phoca vitulina) breed on the shoals of Møllegrund off the coast of Endelave. The common seal measures anything from 1½ to 2m in length and weighs somewhere between 80 and 125kg. In the summer, seal pups are sometimes seen on this beach. You should never get close to them, however, as their mothers will be waiting for them out at sea.
The porpoise is a small whale and is the only breeding whale in Denmark. The pup measures about 75cm at birth. The male grows to be 1.60cm long and weighing 60kg whilst the female is slightly longer and heavier weighing 75kg.
The porpoise is dark grey on the upper side and almost white on the underside. It is a toothed whale feeding on approx. 4.5kg of small fish per day. The porpoise breathes four times per minute, dives to a depth of 200m, and can remain submerged for 6-8 minutes.
Along the beach, you will see the striking plant known as sea pink or thrift (Armeria maritime). It is characterised by its attractive pink flower heads. It usually flowers from May to August and is common in our coastal areas as well as in sandy, arid areas, and on open land. Sea pink tolerates salt and is now common along roads, too.
Sea pinks adjust to the arid desert-like climate on the beach partly by having deep roots and partly by being able to retain water. It has thick leaves acting as a reservoir whilst at the same time slowing down evaporation through a layer of wax on the foliage giving it a bluish appearance.