Spend your holiday in the cosy town Søby on Ærø, surrounded by beach, forest and sights.
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Søby, the smallest and most charming town on Ærø, is located on the north-western shore of the island, right by The Baltic Sea. Behind the shore the town is surrounded by woodlands. Søby offers village atmosphere with half-timbered houses, a child-friendly sandy beach as well as a cosy and modern marina and harbour.
Søby has a vivid art and culture life as well as more shops and restaurants. The landmark of the town is the mill Søby Mølle - a beautiful thatched mill from 1881.
When you spend your holiday in Søby, you can hike and drive on bicycle in the lovely surroundings, sail in sea kayak or play golf on one of the most beautifully situated seaside golf courses in Northern Europe. Anglers will find really good conditions by the shore of Søby. You can also go exploring among the many local products, which are available in shops, farm shops and road stalls everywhere on Ærø. Or you can visit the artists of Ærø in their open galleries and workshops.
The beach of Søby is centrally located and offers a sandy bottom as well as shallow calm and child-friendly water. The beach is shield in a bay by a small headland. Here you can make use of a wooden pier if you wish to jump into the water, and you can also use the bridge, if you wish to go sailing in a sea kayak.
On the eastern part of Ærø you can visit the white sandy beach, Erikshale Strand, and experience the characteristic small bathhouses in many colours.
Søby is surrounded by a beautiful and vigorous nature. Right in the outskirts of the town you will find the plantation Låddenbjerg Plantage, which adjacent to the interesting nature area Vitsø. Here you will find plenty of good walking paths. The bird sanctuary Næbbet by the lighthouse Skjoldnæs Fyr is an interesting area for birds, plants and nature lovers. Here you can experience ducks, wading and resting birds. The area is also popular among anglers.
The cliff Voderup Klint on the southern coast of Ærøs is one of the most beautiful places of the island. The cliff consists of more plateaus, which appear like large stair treads. From the cliff you can enjoy a great view of the sea, and in clear weather you can see all the way to Als and the northern part of Germany.
You will find many good angling spots, like e.g. Næbbet, right around Søby. You can fish from the shore all year round and it is possible to catch sea trout, codfish, garfish and flatfish here.
Follow the 36 km long path Øhavsstien, which starts in Søby and ends in Marstal. The path offers tranquillity and many beautiful sights.
The shallow water around Søby is also very suitable for sea kayak sailing. You can make use of the sea kayak bridge by Søby and take part in courses with Havkajak Center Marstal.
Ærø Golf Klub is one of Europe’s most scenically situated seaside golf courses. The golf course is a unique and highly situated 18-hole course with magnificent views of the South Funen Archipelago on 3 sides.
The size of the island, app. 30 x 8 km, makes it ideal for bicycle rides. You can follow 5 different routes around the beautiful island.
By the annual harbour festival and the Single Folk Festival in Søby you can experience plenty of life, atmosphere and music.
Experience the landmark of the town; the beautiful thatched mill Søby Mølle from 1881, which is situated in the centre of Søby. At Ærøshoppen in Søby you can dip your own candles. And at Sæberiet, right outside Søby, the children can make soap figures during the school holidays.
Søbygård is a manor house system with a hunting lodge and farm buildings from the Middle ages and the Renaissance, and the farm is surrounded by a moat with a drawbridge. Søbygård is beautifully restored and contains a café and an activity centre, and every summer you can see art exhibitions here.
Close to Søby you will find Scandinavia’s most beautiful lighthouse, Skjoldnæs Fyr, from 1881. The lighthouse is build out of granite and surrounded by beach, a bird sanctuary and the course of Ærø Golf Klub. If you take the 57 steps up the lighthouse, you can enjoy a fantastic view of the Baltic Sea, the Little Belt and the South Funen Archipelago.
Take a trip to the idyllic market town Ærøskøbing, which offers a beautiful old town centre, a cosy marina, the town mill Ærøskøbing Bymølle as well as Ærø Museum. Among other things the museum shows exhibitions about the Stone Age, the shipping industry and the agriculture of Ærø. A part of the museum is the collection Flaske-Peters Samling, which consists of several hundred bottle ships – from which many are very old (15 km.).
In the old shipping town Marstal you can experience a charming town centre and an evocative marina. The shipping museum Marstal Søfartsmuseum shows interesting objects from the history of shipping in more than 30 exhibition rooms. Here you can see a galley, more cabins and a first-class deck saloon, and go onboard a ship (24 km).
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