Skåne has a coastal landscape consisting of sandy beaches with plenty of great places to swim. Here are a few of Skåne's best beaches. Don’t forget your sunscreen. 

Ribersborg – beach life in central Malmö

Ribersborg – beach life in central Malmö

Combine big-city bustle with relaxing beach life at Ribersborg, close to the town centre. Perfect for families and small children, this long, shallow, sandy beach is great for splashing around, sunbathing or diving from the piers. Try a latté at a local café, bask in the sauna, or munch on a great lunch at the restaurant.

Täppet in Åhus – a popular east-coast beach

Täppet in Åhus – a popular east-coast beach

The shallow water and soft, white sand are perfect for families with small children. Täppet is part of a 40-km long stretch of coastline known as Ålakusten, the Eel coast. It stretches from Kristianstad to Österlen and includes the rocky outcrops of Stenshuvud.

Mälarhusen and Sandhammaren

Mälarhusen and Sandhammaren

The long, wide sand stretches from the small fishing village of Skillinge in the north to Löderup in the south. Find your own protected spot to picnic and enjoy playing in the soft sand and splashing in the sea. If you’re a naturist, head for the area around Hagestad. It’s not signposted – but you’ll soon find out which part it is! Some conditions can produce dangerous undercurrents. Check the information when you park.

Skanör-Falsterbo – candy-coloured bathing huts

Skanör-Falsterbo – candy-coloured bathing huts

The kilometre-long beaches around the Skanör-Falsterbo peninsula are lined with picturesque caramel-coloured bathing huts. The beach stretches from Kämpinge in the east, through Ljunghusen and all the way to Falsterbo and Skanör. Lunch or snack at the popular Badhytten restaurant by the beach in Skanör.

Lomma–Bjärred

Lomma–Bjärred

The narrow, child-friendly shallow waters of Lomma beach just outside Malmö make this beach a favourite for families with young children. The long pier, Långa Bryggan, seems to stretch over to Denmark. There are new open-air swimming baths and a restaurant at the end of the pier.

Helsingborg – beaches in the middle of the city

Helsingborg – beaches in the middle of the city

The beaches of the seaside city of Helsingborg stretch from Fortunabadet in the south, to Domsten in the north. Parapeten-badet – Tropical Beach – is right in the centre of the city by the harbour pier. Watch the ferries between Helsingborg and Helsingør in Denmark while you take a dip. If a serene nature experience is more your thing, relax with the kids at Tinkarpsbadet at the northern edge of the city.

Mölle – a super seaside resort

Mölle – a super seaside resort

The picturesque little fishing village of Mölle developed into one of Sweden's first seaside resorts in the1890s. Mölle became known as a den of sin, as women and men bathed together, something that was unthinkable at that time. It’s still a popular seaside resort, although today mostly known for its beautiful, sandy beach.

Rörum beach – an exotic gem

Rörum beach – an exotic gem

The beach at Knäbäckshusen, a stone’s throw from Stenshuvud National Park, is one of the most beautiful in Skåne. Stretching from Lilla Vik in the north to Stenshuvud in the south, its large sand dunes provide a sense of seclusion, with exotic pine trees stretching towards the sea. Be careful in bad weather – some conditions can produce dangerous undercurrents.

Beach weather and temperatures in Skåne

Skåne is in the very south of Sweden, with a longer bathing season than in the rest of the country. The first brave swimmers dip their toes before the end of May, and the summer season begins in June. July, August and September are the warmest months, where temperatures stay over 20 degrees Celsius. The water temperatures can vary depending on location, weather and currents, but it's lovely to swim wherever you go through August to mid-September.

 

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