In Føns you can enjoy your holiday in serene surroundings by forest and beach, close to castles, cosy market towns and interesting sights.
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The lovely holiday area Føns is situated in the western park of Funen, app. 16 km south of Middelfart, and right by the cove Føns Vig in the inlet Gamborg Fjord.
Fønsskov - an 8 km long and very scenic isthmus - sticks out into the sea by Føns.
Around the peaceful Føns you will find a nice beach, beautiful bays, forest, the bird sanctuary Emtekær Nor and the peninsular Wedellsborg with the castle of the same name.
Here you can enjoy the scenic nature, drive on bicycle, hike, fish, study birds or visit some of Funen's many forests and interesting sights. The nearest larger towns are the two charming market towns Middelfart (16 km) and Assens (20 km).
The beach of Føns is a lovely and inviting sandy beach with a few rocks. Equally, you will find a couple of rocks at the water's edge, but the water is clear and very child-friendly. Right behind the beach the grass areas are available for activities.
The beach has been awarded with the Blue Flag.
The surfing opportunities are very good on the inlet Gamborg Fjord.
The area, surrounding Føns, is characterized by shore, green areas and forest. The peninsular Fønsskov is very scenic and peaceful. Here you will find woods, golden cornfields, quickset hedges, coast sceneries, lagoons, pheasants and roe deer as well as a rich bird life with fx heron.
Right south of Føns you will find the wetlands Føns Vang with drained salt meadows, and just north of the area, a mussle bed is situated.
If you are in luck, you can experience porpoises in the inlet Gamborg Fjord outside Føns.
Emtekær Nor - an interesting marsh area with a large number of ducks and wading birds - is situated about 13 km south of Føns.
The forest Kongebroskoven by the castle Hindsgavl Slot offers lovely nature experiences, good walking paths, a rich bird life and an animal park - all the year round (22 km).
Both sides of the peninsular Fønsskov offer good fishing opportunities - especially the inlet side, which is called 'badekarret' (the bath tub). Equally, it is possible to catch trout by the mussle bed, just north of Føns. Do you wish to fish in freshwater, a number of Put & Take fishponds are available in the area. You can also go on a fishing expedition on the Little Belt in a rented boat or onboard a fishing vessel, which sails out from Middelfart.
It is very popular to dive by the point Føns Odde as well as windsurf and sail in boats and kayak on the inlet Gamborg Fjord. You can rent boats in the area.
The golf club Golfklubben Lillebælt close to Middelfart is a scenic, slightly hilly and challenging seaside course with 18 holes and a beautiful view of the sound Fænøsund and the Little Belt (16 km).
In Galleri Anni Leger in you can experience interesting paintings of the local artist. Hindsgavl Laden shows an exhibition about porpoise catching of former times in the inlet Gamborg Fjord.
The beautiful, white castle Wedellsborg Slot from the year 1300 is situated on a peninsular in the South Funen archipelago, 8 km south of Føns. The castle is surrounded by an idyllic palace garden with high trees and fallow deer, and can be admired from the outside.
The flourishing commercial town Middelfart offers shops, restaurants, pavement cafés, museums - fx Henner Friisers Hus, a citizen's house from the year 1580, as well as a psychiatric museum, galleries and an evocative marina (16 km).
The castle Hindsgavn Slot and its palace garden are situated on the Hindsgavl peninsular and surrounded by forest. Visit the castle and the beautiful, old baroque garden with ponds, terraces, avenues as well as many rare trees and bushes (19 km).
Assens is an 800 years old market town with Denmarks most beautiful street. The charming and well-preserved town centre contains merchants houses and timber frame gable houses (20 km). Visit the terrarium Vissenbjerg Terrariet, where you will find Scandinavias largest terrarium with reptiles and amphibians from the whole world. You can also experience crocodiles, snakes, iguanas, frogs and other exotic animals at close range (29 km). Visit Odense - the hometown of the famous poet H.C. Andersen - with sights like the house of H.C. Andersen, a railway museum, the open-air museum Den Fynske Landsby and Odense Zoo (45 km).
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