Take a walk on the beach on a stormy autumn day with the sea in turmoil, or experience a summer evening with a blazing sunset; a calm, blue sea, a horizon of infinity. The ever-changing light in this part of Norway has inspired many a landscape painter.
Orrestranden beach is a three-kilometer long sandy beach. There are food and drinks at the Orre friluftshus, as well as toilets, barbecue facilities, parking for car and bikes.The centre is one of the stops along the Norwegian Scenic Route. The beaches of Jæren are part of a protected nature area, where both plants and birdlife are protected. This means that it is not allowed to surf, kite, camp, cycle or pick flowers. Riding and motorised vehicles are prohibited. Dogs must be on a leash at all times.
Orrestranden beach obtained the blue flag in June 2017.
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
- Permission from 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 other 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 are 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 are forbidden throughout the entire landscape protection area
- Larger events are not allowed without a special dispensation
*Kiting is only possible on the following beaches: Sola, Hellestø, Byberg, Bore and Brusand.