Allinge Harbour is a genuine “Bornholm harbour”, blasted out of the rocks, and the chunks of granite this created were used to construct the solid harbour structures and surfaces.
The port has truly become nationally famous by virtue of the large National Political Festival (Folkemødet) which had more than 100,000 participants in 2015. The port is situated at the centre of the town centre and wreathed by an interesting urban environment featuring fine shops and restaurants right on the quay, including a wide selection of seafood.
The town’s tourist information office has been relocated to the waterfront and is delighted to serve visitors in the interesting setting around the harbour basin.
The café atmosphere spreads all the way down to the quay and peaks during week 28 at the summer’s jazz festival. The town also features a unique music venue, “Gæsten”, with outdoor events and many big names every day in peak season.
A local boiled sweets business shows how boiled sweets are made, and craft artists proudly display the results of their work. Visitors are welcome throughout the harbour, which is so popular that in peak season it is possible to walk across the decks of visiting yachts in harbour’s inner basin, in spite of the modest number of native boats.
The port has new bathing and toilet facilities, and a self-service information point with always up-to-date weather forecasts, and the codes you need for for bathing, toilet and Wi-Fi.
From 1 October to 1 May, the gate opens and closes on weekdays only during normal working hours. The port can be entered day and night, whenever the black sphere is raised or the three vertically aligned red lights are not shining. If they are illuminated, the port is closed. The line of seaward approach is found by two green lights, as well as a fore and aft beacon showing the port’s safe entrance direction.