White sand and dunes populate Havik beach. This is the most popular beach in Farsund in the summer for locals and families with children. Kite surfers tend to migrate here when the winds are strong because it is smooth and not subject to large waves. Most pictures you will find on the internet about beaches in Farsund, tend to be of this beach. There is a car park and toilet facilities with trails leading to the beach.
Just before you reach the Harvik beach carpark, you will pass a row of wooden stairs leading to a little wooden hut which is called Lyset på Lista. The hut was made by locals so that visitors can enjoy bird watching, sunsets and the beach scenery. It is never locked and also has the possibility to sleep in it if you take a mattress and sleeping bag.
The sand dune landscape in this area is invaluable, so the staircase and hut are also a method of protecting this so that visitors do not need to go into the dunes and endanger the environment. There are only two other places in Norway that have this landscape form.
Due to the diverse bird life in Lista, there are dedicated staff members of the local Bird Watching organisation called Lista Bird Observatory who keep track of bird numbers, habits etc. The observatory has set up numerous bird watching stations in the area with information boards and pictures so that visitors know which ones they are looking at.
Lista is a popular place for birds to stop and feed before taking the long journey to southern Europe.
Contact the Lista Bird Observatory for more information.
This is the number one surfing destination in the region with people travelling for hours to get there.A lot of swell comes in from the North Sea here so the locals built a rock platform which creates a great surfing environment and for the surfers out there, a good "right hander".
Kitesurfers and surfers the like know which conditions are best here with with wind and swells, but there is also a website that can give you surf report information.
Lomsesanden is a sandy beach with shallow water which is perfect for the whole family. The beach is located in an area that is sheltered from the westerly winds, so it is quite popular. There is a pier where you can try some fishing and a carpark for easy access.
Lomsesanden Family Camping is located next to the beach which is ideal for a summer vacation. There is a kiosk where you can buy ice cream and drinks even if you are not staying at the camping grounds.
From Lomsesanden you can head to Loshavn or Huseby beach around the Einar headland. Einar headland is a favorite hiking in all weathers, all year, and many trails that make you gain new experiences every time. Small coves and beaches gives you the opportunity to find a beach all to yourself.
At the end of the beach area, is the Lista lighthouse which is 34 meters tall and first entered service in 1836. It has a endless views over the coastline and it is possible to stay overnight there. Adjacent to the lighthouse are old bunkers and trails from the Second World War.