Gjellerodde is a very illustrative example of spit formation and coastal deposition, resulting in the development of a cuspate foreland. It is therefore important that the coastal processes are not disturbed by human activities. The area is part of NGI 75 (area of National Geological Interest) and has been selected as a National Coastal Landscape. Gjellerodde has been selected as a Natura 2000 site and a Ramsar area. The south-eastern corner has been designated as a Natura 2000 habitat site. Most of the area consists of protected nature in the form of heaths, tidal meadows and bogs.
Nature management takes place by controlled burning and sheep grazing. The area is easily accessible and is a favoured tourist destination. It would be a good location to communicate geopark information.