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The 5 Best Beaches in Sweden

Where in Sweden beach-lovers find the ultimate beaches...


On your next summer trip, visit one of the beaches in Sweden - there's lots of soft sand, sun, and many activities for all ages. Keep in mind that pets are not allowed every Swedish beach, which isn't the rule at most other Scandinavian beach areas. Let's find out where you can find the perfect beach for you:

1. Stockholm: Långholmsbadet Beach & Smedsuddsbadet Beach

If you don't want to stray far from the Swedish capital Stockholm and still enjoy sand and sun, visit the two popular beaches right in the city: Långholmsbadet and Smedsuddsbadet. There are public facilities for swimmers along with food and recreational areas. Can get a little crowded in the summer, but it's worth it. Both beaches are well-known, just ask your hotel staff or a local for directions from your location.

2. South-Eastern Sweden: The Sudersand Beaches on Gotland

Open year-round, Sudersand may be Sweden's most popular beach area in the Baltic Sea. The beaches of Sudersand are found on the tiny island of Fårö which belongs to the Swedish island-region of Gotland, located 200 km (125 mi) south of Stockholm. You can reach this beach destination from Stockholm with the Nynäshamn - Visby ferry and then the Fårösund - Fårö ferry. The beach region offers boat rentals, activities, accommodation and food.

3. South-Central Sweden: Varamon Beach in Östergötland

Varamon beach located in the center of southern Sweden is a very popular destination for both locals and visitiors. The beach here gets the most sun of all, with lots of soft sand, public facilities, and summer activities for all kinds of visitors. To find this beach in Sweden, head to the city of Motala and simply follow the signs from there.

4. Southern Sweden: Böda Beach on Öland

If you're in southern Sweden and are looking for great beaches, visit the popular beach of Böda on the island of Öland. Road 137 connects the Swedish mainland from Kalmar to Öland. The Böda beach is a long beach with lots of soft sand, water sports, camping and public facilities, and a nice golf course.

5. Southern Sweden: The Beaches of Skåne

Southern Sweden, Österlen, Skåne
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Nicknamed "the Swedish Riviera", the county of Skåne is known for its beaches like no other region in Sweden. It's the southernmost county in Sweden and offers long, warm beaches. Beaches in Skåne are also easily accessible from Denmark (simply cross the Oresund Bridge and you're there!) There is a list of beaches in Skåne suitable no matter if you're in Malmo or maybe in Helsingborg.

Looking for Nude Beaches in Sweden?

There are many separate nude beaches in Sweden as well, if you prefer clothes-optional bathing areas. And if Sweden isn't your only destination, also take a look at the other top beaches in Scandinavia!
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