One of many storybook villages. This certainly seems like a nice place to live. A nice view out over the tidal lagoon surrounded by sand in the fjord. With the mountains rising on either side, it's hard to see what secrets you might find in the distance.
It was low tide when I visited, which meant I could walk along the sandy shore around the headland. It's a good deal further than it looks, but eventually you make your way and can see the ocean. After all, you're never more than 3 miles from the ocean in the Faroes.
If you take a boat trip to see the Vestmanna Bird Cliffs (one of the most popular attractions in the Faroe Islands), the boat will actually go as far north as Saksun. You can't actually enter the village by boat due to the sand (although it used to be possible), you will get to see into the village from the ocean.
As was the case virtually everywhere I went in the Faroes, I found the village to be charming. Walking along the lagoon, even though it wasn't exactly hot out, I saw some teens and children playing in the water. I guess when you live in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean, even if it's 50 or 60F out, you'll take it!