Bystranda (Kristiansand City beach)

This man-made sandy beach is situated in the city of Kristiansand, close to the southern tip of Norway. Its location has been well-selected with a marina next door and nearby parkland. It is also easily reached from the city center with plenty of parking and nearby leisure facilities.

The Kristiansand City beach has fine, near-white sand - of course it isn’t natural, but it is what you would choose if you wanted to make a nice beach. To compliment this there are even a few palm trees to complete the tropical look! In fact , possibly the only downside with Bystranda is it is a little on the small side.

Bystranda was designed with children in mind and it is safe to swim with plenty of beach activities, such as volleyball, going on. If there weather isn’t perfect, or even a bit chilly(!), you are in luck. Right on the beach front is the Aquarama water park which has numerous pools, slides and even a surf simulator.

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Also known as:

Kristiansand City beach

Type of beach



  • Swimming/bathing


  • Wheelchair accessible


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