Orrestranden (Orre Beach)
Orre Beach (Orrestranden) is one of Norway’s longest beaches. A three kilometre stretch of fine golden sand backed by dunes, this is a wonderfully wild and beautiful, unspoilt part of the west coast.
Located around 20 km south of Stavanger the beach here is pretty easy to find. It is a Blue Flag beach, largely on account of the pristine surrounds, which include part of the Jæren protected nature area. This means there are certain restrictions, such as no watersports in the winter, to protect the wildlife.
The beach is home to the Friluftshuset, a regional cultural centre which hosts art exhibitions and concerts but also houses information about the nature of the area. The name translate to “open air house” and the wooden building is an interesting piece of architecture. It is also home to a cafe.
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