Many small roads
lead to the beach in this area. Often this is the old life boat tracks,
where the life boats were being pulled by horses to get to the beach in
the case of a stranded ship.
And stranded ships were many. In the time of the sailing ships, this was
a very difficult coast to navigate. On shore winds. Often gale force.
Lack of land marks, and a low lying coast, all added to the dangers.
A strong South going current often made the navigator believe he was
further North than was the real case. Bearing East to soon, believing
they had passed the North tip of the peninsular of Jylland. Just to hit
the sand bars in Jammerbugten (The Bay of Mourning)
The off lying sandbars, with deep water in between, left the seamen in
terrible danger, and many drowned trying to reach the safe shore from a
ship being broken to pieces by the pounding waves.