Locals here walk on the bedrock, which is up to 6 km below the surface in the rest of Denmark. The rocks mainly consist of granite and gneiss.
Around Allinge in particular, we have deposits ‘Hammer granite’ and ‘Vang granite’, which have a reddish tint that distinguishes them from the island’s other granite deposits.
Just outside Allinge lies the Moseløkken Quarry, and further to the west are the Ringe Hills (Ringebakkerne) with the big quarry in Vang.
Our coastline consists of rocky cliffs with deep shards, rock crevices and a multitude of natural harbours for small boats.
Nestled between the rocks that stretch out into the Baltic Sea are beautiful sandy beaches that are attract lots of visitors during most of the year.
Sandvig also has a wide sandy beach sheltered by the Hammerknuden promontory.
Sandkås, a town just south of Allinge, has a small and beautiful sandy beach with vertical cliffs to the north, and right in the middle of Allinge where the cliff path to Sandkås starts lies the small yet popular Næs beach, which is also sheltered from the western winds.
The path, which starts at the Domen building in Allinge, runs along the water all the way to Tejn, our closest neighbouring town to the south. We have the woods right outside our doorstep.
In extension of the rock engravings just beyond the town, you can stroll through the woods all the way to Hammershus or further south to Vang.
From Sandvig, you can walk straight up Langebjerg (“Long Mountain”) for a view of the entire Hammerknuden promontory and from there, into the woods around northern Europe’s largest castle ruin, Hammershus.