15 Beaches in Sweden For A Perfect Sunny Getaway!

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Beaches in Sweden Includes Smedsuddsbadet Beach, Liljeholmsbadet Beach, Boda Beach, Sudersand Beach, Skutberget Beach, Skanian beaches and many more.

The innumerable beaches in Sweden are some of the most attractive features of the country, making it a very popular tourist destination and the ideal place for your next summer vacation. The borders of Sweden are flanked by the North Baltic Sea, the Gulf of Bothnia and the Norwegian Sea, which has led to the formation of several stunning beaches that are simply waiting to be explored. Places like the Skanian Beaches and Sudersand Beach have shite sandy shores that will remind you of a tropical paradise.

If you are in the mood to explore the shores of Sweden in peace, you can also seek out secluded beaches such as Boda Beach and Sandhammaren Beach where simply walking barefoot can be a memorable experience. Almost all the Sweden beaches are characterised by food stalls and kiosks that line the shores. You can also enjoy a myriad of water sports and activities such as swimming, kayaking, kitesurfing and snorkelling that you can enjoy on the beaches. The expansive natural beauty that surrounds the beaches will also make your vacation an experience to remember.

Here's the list of best beaches in Sweden:

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Smedsuddsbadet Beach

Considered one of the best beaches in Sweden, this beautiful beach in Stockholm is a popular holiday destination for tourists and a favourite summer haunt for locals. The beach isn’t too wide, and while on the side, you can swim in a vast expanse of water, on the other side of the beach you can enjoy walks, picnics and sunbathe in the park that is fringed with trees and picnic benches.

There is also a wooden pier where diving is a popular activity that can be enjoyed. You can also eat ice cream and local delicacies at the nearby café.

Smedsuddsvägen, 112 35 Stockholm, Sweden

Best time: July and August, when the waters are warm enough for swimming

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Liljeholmsbadet Beach

The Liljeholmsbadet beach or Langholm Beach is amongst the most popular beaches in Sweden where you can experience fun activities like swimming, cycling, picnics, sunbathing and much more. The sandy beaches are ideal for lounging in the summer sun and you can check out the many interesting local cafes that surround the beach.

There is also a park adjacent to the beach from where you can get an incredible view of the North Baltic Sea.

Location: Långholmsmuren 21, 117 33 Stockholm, Sweden

Best time: Summer, during the months of July and August

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Boda Beach

Located on the east coast of the quaint island of Öland, this beach consists of 20 km of undisturbed sandy shores that are relatively secluded and serene, making for the perfect private getaway. This is one of the best beaches in Sweden for honeymooning couples and solo travellers because of the romantic ambience and the many amenities that can be found near the shores.

There are also several well-equipped camping grounds near the southern tip of the beach, as well as a golf course.

Location: Byxelkrok, Öland, Sweden

Best time: May to September

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Sudersand Beach

Located midway between Sweden and the Balkans is Sudersand Beach, one of the most beautiful and serene beaches in Sweden. The crescent-shaped beach has endless stretches of white sand and pleasant and calm waters that are ideal for swimming and snorkelling tours during the right season.

On the other side of the beach, you can explore beautiful pine forests, a mini-golf course and several shops, cafes, kiosks and restaurants. The easiest and most accessible way to reach this stunning beach in Fårö is by ferry, but it doesn’t stop people from flocking to the beach during the summer season.

Location: Fårö, Gotaland, Sweden

Best time: Summertime, during the months of June to September

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Skutberget Beach

One of the best beaches in Sweden for adventure and outdoor activity lovers is Skutberget Beach, located on the shores of the picturesque Lake Vanern. When you are here, you can access both a pristine sandy beach as well as a beautiful pebble beach.

Activities such as hiking, beach volleyball, jogging, disc golf and trekking tours are regularly organized on this beach. You can also rent a car or a taxi from here to explore the nearby shopping malls and local markets. It is also a great place for birdwatchers to spot some exotic birds that frequent the area.

Location: First Camp Karlstad, Skutberget, 653 46 Karlstad

Best time: Between the months of July to August, when most of the events are organized

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Skanian beaches

The breathtaking Skanian beaches can be found in the stretch between Osterlen and Kristianstad, boasting of white sandy shore sand smooth pebbles that slope into the cool blue waters of the Baltic Sea. The Skanian beaches are known for their natural beauty, as well as the colourful marine life that thrives in these waters.

It is a very popular haunt for fishermen and fishing enthusiasts during autumn. The nightclubs, cafes and restaurants that line the beaches also make these some of the most happening beaches in Sweden.

Location: Skanör med Falsterbo, Vellinge, Skåne.

Best time: Summer (July to August) and autumn (September to December)


Varamon Beach

The beach that has earned the name of “Pearl of Vattern” is considered the longest lakeside beach in all of Sweden. The beach has formed on the banks of Lake Vättern and is a beloved place for locals to gather and unwind. It is a family-friendly beach where you can lounge on the soft, white sand or go for a swim in the cool waters of the sea.

Children can be seen making sandcastles on the shore, while adults can indulge in fun activities like kayaking, windsurfing, swimming and volleyball.

Location: Ostergotland, Motala, Sweden

Best time: Between May and August


Ribersborg Beach

The beautiful Ribersborg Beach is one of the most popular and versatile Sweden beaches, with its wooden piers, sandy shores, many activities and incredible natural views of the landscape and of the city. One of the most attractive aspects of the beach is the view of the Copenhagen skyline, over the blue waters of the Oresund Strait.

There is also a bathing house, as well as several restaurants that can elevate your beachside experience. It is a popular recreational spot for tourists and locals alike, who come to the beach for running, swimming and sunbathing.

Location: Malmö, Sweden

Best time: Summer, during July and August


Sandhammaren Beach

This is one of the most beautiful Sweden beaches in the Baltic Sea, famous for its serenity and secluded nature and an old lighthouse that you can access. People frequent this beach to climb to the top of the lighthouse and get sweeping panoramic views of the Baltic Sea that fringes the coast of Sweden.

You can also walk along the peaceful shores and enjoy picnics on the grassy patches. There is also a nature reserve located nearby where you can get a closer look at the local flora and fauna, including birds, elks and much more.

Location: Sandhammarvägen 27, 276 45 Löderup, Sweden

Best time: Mid-April to mid-October


Tylosand Beach

One of the most beautiful Sweden beaches is a local tropical paradise, known as the Tylosand Beach. Due to its extreme popularity, you can check into posh hotels that line the shores, dine at some of the best local restaurants and enjoy a myriad of activities.

While exploring the 7 km-long stretch of beach you can indulge in activities such as swimming, sunbathing, windsurfing and beach volleyball and even go camping in the nearby camping site. The tall trees, striking blue waters and white sand make this the perfect tropical getaway in Sweden.

Location: Halmstad, Halland County, Sweden

Best time: Summertime, between May to August


Langholm Badet Beach

This beautiful beach in Stockholm is popular for its parties, sandy shores and rocky cliffs that are ideal for trekking and hiking. This beach is very popular amongst locals as well as tourists, who want to move away from the humdrum of Stockholm’s city life and enjoy their time sunbathing and swimming.

There are several hotels and restaurants nearby where you can get a taste of the local culture. If you are travelling during the months of May, June and July, you can also catch happening parties that take place here.

Location: Långholmen island, Stockholm, Sweden

Best time: May to August


Havang Beach

Located on the east coast of Skåne, this beautiful beach in Sweden is known for its endless stretches of white sandy shores which are relatively people-less, making it ideal for peaceful walks, sunbathing and taking in its natural beauty.

It is also the site where an ancient burial mound from the Stone Age has been discovered. The beach is also a part of the nature reserve in Verkaån, where you can learn more about the unique sandstone vegetation, as well as the beautiful local flora and fauna.

Location: Simrishamn N, Skåne, Sweden

Best time: June and July


Knäbäckshusens beach

Knäbäckshusens Beach, also known as Rörums Strand, is one of the most beautiful beaches in the country. Apart from its breathtaking natural beauty, what makes this beach so unique is its location and ambience. The beach is located on an elevated dune belt that is fringed with dense pine forests.

The water is shallow and rocky, so you have to be careful when swimming here. You can also visit the quaint local chapel located close to the beach.

Location: Knäbäckshusen 12, 272 95 Simrishamn, Sweden

Best time: Summer, between June and August


Lomma Beach

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This relatively secluded beach in Sweden is also one of the most beautiful and is considered a local tropical paradise. The crescent shape of the beach allows you to see far and wide along the shores of the sea, while the fine-grained white sand makes for the perfect place to sunbathe and relax. The beach is also popular for activities like kitesurfing, swimming, windsurfing and much more.

Location: Malmö, Sweden

Best time: Summer and autumn, (May to November)



This stunning beach is located on the High Coast, which has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its incredible natural beauty. The beautiful beach in this fishing village is elevated and pebbled, where you can enjoy long walks and peaceful picnics.

There has also been a recent bout of development in the area, with hotels, restaurants, resorts, cafes and sporting complexes present to make your visit exhilarating. You can indulge in activities like tennis, golf, cycling, swimming and boat excursions when you are at this beach.

Location: 870 31 Mjällom, Ångermanland, Sweden

Best time: May to August

People Also Ask About Sweden

  1. Which are the best beaches in Sweden?

    1. Boda Beach: The beautiful camping grounds, options for watersports, natural beauty, convenient amenities, saunas and food kiosks make Boda one of the best beaches in Sweden.

    2. Skutberget: Located on the banks of Lake Vanem, this is one of the most pristine Sweden beaches where you can go hiking, explore mountain trails, relax in a sauna and take in the expansive beach view.

    3. Tylosand: This tropical paradise is known for its striking blue waters, pine tree forests, happening parties and relaxing shores, making it one of the most sought-after beaches in Sweden.

    4. Skanian Beaches: Some of the most representative Sweden beaches are the Skanian beaches, where you can get a taste of the pristine natural beauty of the country. You can explore pebble beaches, sandy beaches, private beaches and much more.
  2. What are the watersports that can be done on Sweden beaches?

    1. Swimming: Swimming is one of the most popular activities that you can do on these beaches. The calm and peaceful waters of the Baltic Sea during summertime are ideal for swimming.

    2. Kitesurfing: Kitesurfing is a fun and unique activity that is conducted on beaches like Tylosand and Lomma. It is one of the most thrilling ways to view the panoramic natural beauty of these beaches.

    3. Snorkelling: The clear blue waters of the Baltic Sea are ideal for water sports such as snorkelling. Lake Vattern and Oresund are some of the best places where you can go snorkelling.

    4. Kayaking and canoeing: There are innumerable lakes and beaches in places like Bohuslän, Gothenburg and Malmö where you can go kayaking and canoeing, which consists of navigating the waters on a small, hand-operated boat.
  3. How many beaches are there in Sweden?

    Sweden has several hundred beaches, some of which are very popular while others are secluded and hidden treasures. A large part of the Swedish coast is surrounded with water, which has led to the development of hundreds of small fishing villages on the coast, along with stunning beaches.

    There are over 70 naturist beaches as well. While most of the beaches are sandy, you can also discover rocky beaches and pebble beaches in Sweden.
  4. Is Sweden safe for tourists?

    Yes, Sweden is a very popular place for tourists to visit during the summer because of its pleasant weather, natural beauty and rich history and culture. This also makes the place very safe for families, couples and even solo travellers. As long as the basic precautions are maintained, you should have a hassle-free and memorable vacation in the country.
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