Warm sand between your toes. A feeling of wellbeing. Salty clear water. Waves. Swimming in the sea is something special. A dip in a tranquil lake at dusk can be magical, almost enchanted. There are plenty of those as well just a little bit further inland. But sea swimming is a whole different experience. Fresher. More powerful. Bigger, in some way. Your stay here will be literally on the Vita Sand beach. Within walking distance to Krokvik, Skytteviken and Vassbäck’s smooth rocks. A short drive away are any number of spots, salt or freshwater. Here are some of our favourites. Do bob into reception and tell us which you liked best.
Perhaps the most poetically named of all beaches on the west coast. Our beach. Our idyll. Right outside your awning. Fine white sand, sand dunes to play on and Strandbaren to hang out in when you can’t be bothered making food. Or when you just decide it’s more fun to have a beer together.
A lovely long sandy beach thirteen minutes south by car, or around 30 minutes by bike. Kiosk, newly built toilets, and shower. Outdoor gym and small playground. Parking costs 30 SEK/day and there’s room for around 200 cars.
Surfing – a lifestyle
In Halland a surf culture that attracts visitors from across the country, as well as from Norway and Denmark, has emerged. When the wind and waves are “right” there’s nothing that will hold back the enthusiasts. Several of Sweden’s best surfing beaches are along this coast: Rågelund, Apelviken, Läjet and Steninge are classic 'spots'. And take it easy, you don’t need to own a board or be a pro. If you’ve never tried it before we recommend you start with SUP – Stand Up Paddleboarding. Everyone can do it and you’ll be on your way in five minutes. A fantastic way to experience the sea. You can hire SUP boards from us. When you’ve got the hang of that you can push yourself a bit further and try kite, wind, or wave surfing.
We’ll share all our best swimming tips. Nearby. A bit further away. Sandy beaches, sun warmed rocks, jetties, and pools. Even naked if you feel like it. Download our pdf to the best swimming spots on the west coast.
Our own swimming guide
crab fishing school
A west coast summer without crab fishing is inconceivable. Impossible. Tilda’s got some clever hints to share with you. All you need is a peg, a piece of string, bait, and a bucket.
Sea swimming is sea swimming. Salty. Refreshing. Resolute. It just is. We choose the sea nine times out of ten. But sometimes we also want tranquil freshwater. Yielding. Smooth, peaceful. The whole of Halland is full of lakes offering exactly that. Just pick and choose. Our favourites right now are Skällingesjön, Stora Öresjön and Stora Horredssjön.