Skarø – situated along the entrance to Svendborg Sound – covers 200 hectares and has a population of 37.
The island has fine bathing beaches, splendidly situated rest areas and salt-marshes brimming with wildflowers and animal life. The croaking of the rare Green Toad can be heard in May in waterholes and ponds, when the Avocet and other wading birds are also breeding in the salt-marshes.
Kalveodde in the south and Revet north-west of the island are vulnerable natural habitats which visitors are strongly urged not to enter from 1 March – 15 July. Skarø Odde at the very north is a bird breeding sanctuary where access is prohibited during this same period.
The island has a fine waymarked network of footpaths: further details are available on Skarø’s website.
Skarø has a grocery shop, a summer café and a primitive campground.
Ferries depart from Svendborg.