Bystranda city beach in Kristiansand
Shopping, sun and bathing – it's almost like Barcelona. Sandy beach, climbing net, playground, fishing spots, beach volleyball, boccia lanes, skateboard ramps, disabled bathing ramp, ice-cream bar, the Aquarama water park and Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda Hotel – all right there on the beach. Bystranda is a Blue Flag beach.
Norway's best known beach. Its brackish and shallow waters mean that the water temperature often reaches 22 °C.
Skottevik Feriesenter in Høvåg enjoys a scenic setting amidst svaberg and beaches. It also has a heated outdoor swimming pool. Boats are available for hire, and there are good opportunities for crab fishing. In Skottevik you can also go diving. Relaxing on the quayside over a bowl of fish soup from the restaurant is summer at its best.
Åros Feriesenter in Søgne
Child-friendly sandy beach and outdoor seawater swimming pool.
Sandy beach, barbecue sites and benches.
Bertesbukta in Lund
Diving board, beaches, svaberg and close to town.
Badelandet water park in Kristiansand Zoo
All manner of activities; guaranteed child-friendly, jellyfish- and crab-free. The children will love it. Read more about the waterpark in Kristiansand.
Verftet in Ny-Hellesund
The all-year passenger boat M/B Høllen will take you to Verftet and Ny-Hellesund. The guesthouse has a newly created beach, nestling amongst islets, skerries and historical buildings. For a fine dining experience visit Bølgen & Moi right by the beach.
S.N. Hansens Park is a small and pretty sandy beach and park with a play area in the middle of Lillesand Harbour.
3rd Stampe There is nothing better than heading for the Baneheia hills and the lake known as 3rd Stampe, then jump off the jetty or set off from the beach for a refreshing freshwater swim.
See a list of beaches in Kristiansand.
Remember to bring sun screen, sunglasses and money for ice-cream!