Go to content Go to navigation
Enjoy one of the many beaches in Kristiansand - Photo: Jorunn Jensen (c) Visit Sørlandet
  |  
Enjoy one of the many beaches in Kristiansand Photo: Jorunn Jensen (c) Visit Sørlandet

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.

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.

Hamresanden

Norway's best known beach. Its brackish and shallow waters mean that the water temperature often reaches 22 °C.

Skottevik Feriesenter

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.

Helleviga, Søgne

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.

Lillesand

S.N. Hansens Park is a small and pretty sandy beach and park with a play area in the middle of Lillesand Harbour.

Baneheia

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! 

Ad
Last updated:  2014-05-26
Children love Kristiansand - Photo: Anita Knutsen (c) Visit Sørlandet
Children love Kristiansand
One of Norway's most famous beaches is located at Hamresanden - Photo: Anders Martinsen © Visit Sørlandet
One of Norway's most famous beaches is located at Hamresanden
Kristiansand city beach is the Norwegian riviera - Photo: Anders Martinsen
Kristiansand city beach is the Norwegian riviera

Topic:  Bathing

Close
Embed this article

Copy and paste this code into your blog/website

Preview

Enjoy one of the many beaches in Kristiansand - Photo: Jorunn Jensen (c) Visit Sørlandet

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.

Top 10 beaches in Kristiansand

Source: Visitnorway

Related

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.

Aquaparks in Southern Norway

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

Norwegian beaches receive exclusive eco award

Twelve Norwegian beaches have been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag eco-label in 2014.

About the Kristiansand region

Key facts about Kristiansand

Kristiansand, the capital of Southern Norway, is the fifth largest city in Norway, and a favorite holiday spot for Norwegians.

Key facts about Southern Norway

Southern Norway (Sørlandet in Norwegian) is the southernmost region of Norway, with 30 municipalities and approximately 285,000 inhabitants.

Kristiansand, Kristiansand

Related

Bathing

Top 10 beaches in Kristiansand Top 10 beaches in Kristiansand

Kristiansand

Kristiansand

Ad