Large parts of the area are protected nature in the form of tidal meadows and small stretches of heathland. Some of the area has been nominated as a Natura 2000 bird protection and habitat site. The Oddesund area has always been important as a crossing point because of the narrowing of Limfjorden here. There used to be a ferry across the sound, but a rail bridge was built in the 1930s that was later expanded with a road bridge. Because of its importance for traffic, the area was extensively fortified by the Germans in the Second World War, and there are still many intact bunkers on both spits.
Oddesund is an easily accessible tourist destination that can readily be developed for the communication of geopark information. The area is popular for windsurfers and divers. Struer municipality has obtained areas on both spits with the intention of developing a visitors centre where, in cooperation with local volunteers, communication of the area’s natural and cultural history will take place.