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Hellestøstranden beach

Hellestøstranden beach is a universally accessible recreational area. The sand dunes here are of great national value.

On warm and nice summer days, the beach at Hellestø is the perfect spot for sun-seeking people. In winter and autumn, people like to come here to witness the particular light in these parts of the country, as well as the powerful elements that are present when strong winds are pounding against the beach.

Popular activities are swimming, beach walking and the annual kite festival. You can also experience the Hellestøfjell (mountain), a familiar beacon for the boating people. The Hellestøfjell is 92 metres above sea level. The beach is located southwest of the Stavanger International Airport, Sola. From the beach, you can spot the Feistein lighthouse in the open sea.  

Important information on how to behave along the beaches at Jæren

It is forbidden to drive motorised vehicles

In the bird protection areas, you cannot exercise activities of disturbing effect; surfing, board sailing, kiting and dog walking.

It is prohibited to surf/board sailing/kiting in the bird-protected areas from 1 October to 31 March

Horseback riding, bike riding, camping and tenting in the sand dunes are prohibited

You must not walk on farmland during the growing season

Respect people's privacy. Do not set up a tent any nearer than 150 meters from a house or a cottage

You'll need permission from the land owner if you camp for longer than 2 nights

Do not light a fire in nature between 15 April to 15 September

Respect the fact that others might use the area as their livelihood

If you bring along a dog in nature, you are obligated to keep it on a leash where livestock is grazing. Remember the general laws on keeping dogs on a leash

For hunting and fishing, special rules apply that you need to be aware of

Flying with drones is forbidden throughout the entire landscape protection area

Larger events are not allowed without a special dispensation

Last updated: 01/29/2024

Source: Region Stavanger

Hellestøstranden beach

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