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Where can you find Sweden's finest beaches? In Halland, of course.

It is no secret that many of Sweden’s finest beaches are in Halland. Tylösand, Apelviken and Skrea beach are well-known and popular favourites offering unforgettable seaside experiences. But there are other, little-known gems in Halland, where if you’re lucky, you can get the entire beach for yourself.

It is no secret that many of Sweden’s finest beaches are in Halland. Tylösand, Apelviken and Skrea beach are well-known and popular favourites offering unforgettable seaside experiences. But there are other, little-known gems in Halland, where if you’re lucky, you can get the entire beach for yourself.

Whether you prefer beaches that stretch endlessly, small natural beaches where you won’t find another soul for miles, sun-kissed rocky beaches or beaches with gently undulating sand dunes, you will find it in Halland.

Come to Halland for the beaches; stay for the BBQs, the sand castles and the swimming. We’re confident you’ll have a wonderful summer.

Tylösand – arguably Sweden’s best beach

Tylösand is also one of Sweden’s most visited beaches. On some summer days, this beach can get up to 50,000 visitors. Every day, from Midsummer to mid-August, they have lifeguards on duty to make sure visitors have a safe day at the beach. You will find seven kilometres of undulating sand dunes, shallow waters, music in the air and smiling beach-goers all summer long. Don’t miss this gem in Halland.

Barnen leker i sanddynerna i Tylösand

Tylösands is Sweden’s finest beach.

Photo: Alexander Hall

Surfing and swimming at Apelviken beach

Apelviken beach is a sandy beach that goes on and on with cliffs to the north and a bathing jetty in the south. It is also very popular with surfers, often cited as one of Sweden’s best places for surfing. All along the beach you will find plenty of inviting restaurants, lounges and cafés with a fantastic beach vibe. Alongside the beach, there’s a walking and cycling path that leisurely winds its way into Varberg town centre, which is a mere three kilometres away.

Apelviken strand är fylld av badglada människor

Photo: Nathalie Greppi

Fun and frolic at Skrea beach

Skrea is a shallow, child-friendly beach that is also one of Sweden’s most popular summer spots. The beach stretches for a goodish two kilometres with soft sand dunes on one side and sparkling waters on the other. Head out to the swimming jetty for a relaxing dip in the sea before you head out to savour a leisurely lunch at any of the several al-fresco dining places that are open for business during summers.

At Skrea you can pick between a swimming jetty and a long sandy beach.

Photo: Destination Falkenberg

Mellbystrand – Sweden’s longest sandy beach

Mellbystrand has the distinction of being Sweden’s longest sandy beach, so there’s plenty of room for your family and friends. The sand dunes here are perfect for picnics and building castles. The fine sandy beach stretches as far as the eye can see and when the wind is up, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better windsurfing spot than Mellbystrand.

Olofsbo beach – a family favourite

Olofsbo is a child-friendly beach is situated just north of Falkenberg. You’ll find clear waters fringed by powder white sands and towering dunes here. If you are a fan of crab fishing, the marina or the rocky ends of the beach are two perfect spots to test your skills.

Child-friendly Olofsbo beach, where the water is clear and the sand is powder-white.

Photo: Destination Falkenberg