In 1856 a storm flood destroyed the East Frisian bathing resort in Wangerooge Island. Afterwards most of the inhabitants and tourists were relocated to Horumersiel. This was the beginning of tourism in the village. Later on Horumersiel was nominated North Sea bathing resort, more beach and bathing facilities were built, even a camping site was constructed. Meanwhile, Horumersiel boasts several wellness and health care centres, such as Wangerland Reha Klinik, Mutter-Kind-Haus Nordlicht or Friesenhörn-Nordsee-Klinik Horumersiel.
Due to its geographic location the charming village is also called a jewel at the gates to the North Sea, offering a splendid view of ocean liners, fishing cutters and sailing boats. The mile-long grassy beach is very popular among families and tourists who love to sit in the typical “strandkorb”, a roofed wicker beach chair. The well-groomed lawn attracts sunbathers. A bath in the Wadden Sea, inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List, is a pleasure completely without sand. On the beach you find a children's playground, a section reserved for dogs and a beach-owned kiosk that offers food. Enjoy one of the many activities such as kite-flying at the reserved area, observing sheep, jogging, Nordic walking, biking or horseback riding.
Looking back on a long fishing and shipping tradition the North Sea village has of course its own marina. Horumersiel Port is home to 3 boat clubs and offers 150 berths for craft up to 12 m. This is also the starting point for unforgettable excursions on Jens Albrecht steamboat.
If you love water parks, do not miss to visit Horumersiel Friesland-Therme: Indoor and outdoor pools as well as a sauna are spread on an area of 3,250 km². The sea water bath was opened in 1968, after its modernisation several outdoor adventure pools, a warm water pool, pools for swimmers and a paddling pool guarantee fun for young and old. The indoor area offers swimming, paddling, relaxation and walking pools. The “crow's nest“, high above the pools, is the ideal retreat for those who want to relax.