Sjøsanden Beach (Mandal Beach)
Lying on the very southern tip of Norway is the coastal town of Mandal. By Norwegian standards the climate here is fairly mild and in summer the weather is definitely warm enough to enjoy the town’s best known asset - Sjøsanden beach, an 800m (half mile) long stretch of lovely, near white sand.
Regularly cited as Norway’s best beach it is difficult to argue with this. Located in the Furulunden nature park, Sjøsanden is backed by thick forest with its many walking trails. From these you can reach Mandal’s other beaches such as Kanelstranda or Lordens - ideal when the wind is blowing in the wrong direction for Sjøsanden.
Sjøsanden is very much a family beach and it is ideal for kids. The beach shelves very gently so the water is shallow and there’s plenty to do out of the sea too. Beach volleyball is popular here and there is a playground and water slide for the kids.
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