Tofta strand (Toftastrand)
The Baltic island of Gotland lies approximately halfway between Sweden and Latvia (around 100km / 60 miles from either). As well as being Sweden’s largest island it is also home to many of the Scandinavian country’s finest beaches. Possibly at the top of this list is the 2km (1.5 mile) long sandy Tofta beach.
Stretching from Tofta in the south to Gnisvärds fishing village in the north this is the second largest beach on Gotland. With soft, near white sands gently sloping into the often chilly waters of the Baltic it is an idyllic spot, and unsurprisingly the most popular on the island.
In the summer the beach here is buzzing with activity. Tofta Strand is a great all round beach with safe bathing for families and a range of activities on offer including stand up paddle boarding, kite-surfing, beach volleyball and much more.
As a rules the southern end of the beach tends to attract a younger, lively crowd whilst the northern end is popular with families.
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