Walk along this sandy beach to Grenan, the most northerly tip of Denmark, and you will see the Baltic Sea on one side and the North Sea on the other.
Their waves hurtling towards each other and often colliding in such a tumult of spray that you expect white horses to jump out of the water. Remote and romantic, this shifting sandy headland has long been popular with artists.
Skagen is Denmark’s northernmost town, on the east coast of the Skagen Odde peninsula in the far north of Jutland, part of Frederikshavn Municipality in Nordjylland, 41 kilometres (25 mi) north of Frederikshavn and 108 kilometres (67 mi) northeast of Aalborg. The Port of Skagen is Denmark’s main fishing port and it also has a thriving tourist industry, attracting 2 million people annually.
The name was applied originally to the peninsula but it now also refers to the town. The settlement began during the Middle Ages as a fishing village, renowned for its herring industry. Thanks to its seascapes, fishermen and evening light, towards the end of the 19th century it became popular with a group of impressionist artists now known as the Skagen Painters. Wikipedia