Anholt has some of Denmark's best beaches, some even say the best. Even when there are most bathing tourists, it is easy to find a stretch of beach where you can stay.
One of the first things to note when approaching Anholt, whether coming by ship or plane, is the crystal clear sea. Even where the sea is many meters deep, rocks and seaweed on the bottom are clearly visible.
Anholt is located in the middle of the Kattegat, about 3 hours from Grenaa. From the two hills of the island, Nordbjerg and Soenderbjerg, you can see water as far as the eye can see. In very clear weather, the Swedish coastline or Djursland appears on the horizon. Most of the 22 km2 island is protected and a large part of the protected area is "the Desert".
The farther you go from the harbor, the more calm. At Nordstrand the water is shallow well into the water. In Pakhusbugten and at Sønderstrand it quickly becomes deep, and from Vesterstrand there are several reefs with 2-3 meters deep water in between. At the easternmost point of the island, Totten, there is a reserve for seals.