The island of Sylt offers at least 38 km of white sandy beach and everybody will find his ideal spot here. For me it is the most relaxing experience to take a walk at the so called ‘Ellenbogen’ which is the most northern and natural part of the island. Even during high season you may find lonely places at the beach or the dunes to recharge batteries. At the ‘Ellenbogen’ you can either enjoy the view on the rough North Sea at the west coast or tune in the silence of the east coast at the ‘Wattenmeer’. To round up the experience a picnic completes the trip to the beach.
The best way to explore the beauty of the Island is definitely be bike. Especially during spring and summer time I take a ride on my bike on every day off. One day I take a tour to the North for an ice cream at the ‘Sylter Eismanufaktur’, next time it may be a trip to the south, enjoying a sun downer in one of the restaurants in the dunes, on the way. We do have plenty of cycle paths, aside the streets, along the dunes or through the fields. Passing by little villages a bike offers you the opportunity to stop wherever a nice little cafe catches your attention.
The ‘Wattenmeer’ (Wadden Sea) at the east coast of the island is very unique with its wildlife. There are only a few beaches at the east coast, hence here you may find a lot of quiet places even in high season. A hiking tour – it is recommended to only take the guided tours – is recreative, informative and a lot of fun, especially for children. Staying at the bankside you may even dare your individual tour during low tide to enjoy the refreshing feeling for feet, legs and your mood. Further in the north the low tide offers views and visits of oyster beds of the famous ‘Sylter Royal’ – and afterwards visit Dittmeyer’s Austern Compagnie to indulge in fresh oysters.