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Sjøsanden in Mandal is one of the nicest beaches in Southern Norway - Photo: Anders Martinsen
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Sjøsanden in Mandal is one of the nicest beaches in Southern Norway Photo: Anders Martinsen

Top 10 beaches in Southern Norway

Here are some favourite beaches in Southern Norway. Don't forget suntan lotion.

Listastrendene, Lista

Farsund has 10 kilometre long sandy beaches stretching all the way to Lista. These beaches in Lista are Norway's ultimate watersports locations with surfing and windsurfing possibilities. The beach Lomsesanden is one of the most popular beaches. Due to the rich flora and bird life in Lista, vast areas of the beaches are protected.

Sjøsanden, Mandal

Sjøsanden might be one of the most well-known landmarks in Mandal. The beach is located in walking distance from the town centre. The 800-metre long sandy beach is part of the recreational area Furulunden.

Helleviga, Søgne

Helleviga has walking trails, beaches, smooth coastal rock slopes, and a jetty. There are tables, bences, barbecues and a large lawn here as well. The area is an old coastal farm, and there's a summer café in the main building during the school holiday.

Bystranda (city beach), Kristiansand

Along the Strandpromenaden and near by the city center of Kristiansand is Bystranda. This is a nice sandy beach with swim pier, activities, sun deck and palm trees - ideal for children. In addition, there is a separate bathing ramp for the disabled.

Hamresanden, Kristiansand

Hamresanden is a 2-kilometre long sandy beach teeming with bathers during the summer season. The beach is suitable for the small children as well, and the area is much used for windsurfing, swimming, diving and strolls along the water's edge.

Groos friluftsområde, Grimstad

Here are gradually sloping sandy beaches, playground, beach volleyball court, smooth, coastal rock slopes, summer restaurant and parking.

Paradisbukta, Evje

Between the Mineral park and Klatreskogen climbing forest in Evje you will a beautiful beach where you can relax and let the kids go bathing after you have visited the attractions close by.

Stølsviga, Arendal

Stølsviga is a well-suited recreational area for children, with two beaches separated by smooth coastal rocks, a large playground, areas designated for open bonfires, toilets and a kiosk. There is a large car park available and lifeguards in the high season.

The Hove beaches, Arendal

The Hove beaches are family-friendly where smooth, coastal rocks are close by, perfect for crab hunting. There is a special beach for the disabled, and a playground, cafeteria, high rope course, toilets and a kiosk during summer. Great hiking area!

Sagjordet, Risør

The public seaside recreational area at Krana in Risør, is only a 15-minute walk from the town centre. Sagjordet is family-friendly with a sandy beach, lawn, diving board, bathing jetty and barbecue area. There's also a WC, shower and parking here. 

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Last updated:  2014-11-26
Visit the popular sjøsanden beach in Mandal, Southern Norway. - Photo: Anders Martinsen
Visit the popular sjøsanden beach in Mandal, Southern Norway.
Try surfing or windsurfing at the beaches in Lista outside Farsund. - Photo: Anders Martinsen
Try surfing or windsurfing at the beaches in Lista outside Farsund.
Enjoy the city of Kristiansand and its city Bystranda beach. - Photo: Anders Martinsen
Enjoy the city of Kristiansand and its city Bystranda beach.
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Sjøsanden in Mandal is one of the nicest beaches in Southern Norway - Photo: Anders Martinsen

Top 10 beaches in Southern Norway

Here are some favourite beaches in Southern Norway. Don't forget suntan lotion.

Top 10 beaches in Southern Norway

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10 best beaches

    10 best beaches

    Søgne

    Helleviga

    Helleviga (at the North Sea Road) is a large recreational area at the seaside open to the public.

    Mandal

    Sjøsanden beach

    With its 800 metre long sandy beach just outside Mandal town centre, Sjøsanden is perhaps one of Norway's most famous beaches. Sjøsanden is located...

    Hornnes

    Paradisbukta beach at the Mineralpark

    Paradisbukta is a beach next to the Mineralpark and Klatreskogen climbing forest in Evje.

    Fevik

    Storesand Recreation Ground

    Public recreation ground within walking distance of Fevik.

    Grimstad

    Groos Recreation Ground

    Groos is everyone’s favourite.

    Farsund

    The Lista beaches

    Have you seen our beautiful beaches? Havikstranda, Lomsesanden, Kviljosanden, Hauestranda og Bausje – I can recommend them all!

    Kristiansand S

    Kristiansand City beach

    Along the Strandpromenaden and near by the city center of Kristiansand is Bystranda. Bystranda is a nice sandy beach with swim pier, sun deck and palm trees - ideal for children.

    Færvik

    Hove beaches

    At Tromøy outside of Arendal you find the beaches at Hove. These are fine, family-friendly beaches connected to a camping ground and hiking area.

    Hamresanden

    Hamresanden - Blue Flag

    Hamresanden is a 3 km long sandy beach with a buzzy life in the summerseason and a lot of sand. The area is often used for windsurfing, swimming, diving and strolls in the water's edge.

    Beaches in Southern Norway

    Southern Norway is the summer holiday hotspot for Norwegians and the coastal “rivieria” has water temperature up to 20 degrees in summer.

    Explore the archipelago in Southern Norway

    Explore the coastline in Southern Norway by boat, car or bike. Visit the outports by a local ferry and explore the secluded beaches and archipelago.

    Aquaparks in Southern Norway

    Visit one of the aqua parks in Southern Norway, it's nice and warm all year round.

    Top 10 beaches in Kristiansand

    Kristiansand and the surrounding region have a number of excellent bathing spots and beaches. Here are our top 10 list.

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