The expansive, white sands of Sandhammaren beach are rated among the best in Skåne, if not Sweden. Sitting in at the very southerly tip of Sweden the beach here is unsurprisingly wild. Shaped by the wind coming off the Baltic Sea the backdrop here is an expanse of low sand dunes, and very little sign of human activity. In fact the area of pine forests behind the beach is home to a nature reserve where you can see a variety of flora and fauna including the odd elk.
This section of the Swedish coast is particularly treacherous and often has dangerous currents. Not only does this mean great care should be taken if swimming, but that the area is notorious for shipwrecks.
Prior to the building of a lighthouse in the 1860s, the shifting sands and surging tides off Sandhammaren claimed many a ship. The beach is also home to Sweden’s first lifeboat station which dates back to 1892. You can visit the lighthouse during the summer months and check out the great view from the top.
Despite the remote location and wilderness feel, Sandhammaren is one of the most popular beaches in Skåne. It will get busy during the summer, although there is plenty of space to spread out. Parking can be a little more of a challenge, but if you head along the coast there is usually space.
Just to the north of the main beach, at Hagestad, is an area popular with naturists.
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