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Orre beach

Take a walk on the beach on a wet autumn day with the sea in turmoil, or experience a summer evening with a blazing sunset; a calm, blue sea, and a horizon of infinity. The ever-changing light in this part of Norway has inspired many landscape painters. The beach has the Blue flag certificate.

Orrestranden beach is a three-kilometres long sandy beach. Possibility to buy food and drinks at the Orre friluftshus, as well as toilets, barbecue facilities, and parking for cars and bikes. The centre is one of the stops along the Norwegian Scenic Route Jæren. The beaches of Jæren are part of a protected landscape area, where both plants and birdlife are protected. This means that it is not allowed to surf, kite, camp, cycle or pick flowers. Kiting is only possible on the following beaches: Sola, Hellestø, Byberg, Bore and Brusand.

Orrestranden beach obtained the Blue flag certificate in June 2017. The blue flag season is from 5 June to 31 August. ​​​

Conditions for use

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

Source: Region Stavanger


Orre beach

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