You will find many attractive bathing areas. Beaches along the coast and inland temperatures reach +20 degrees C especially in the south. In the north, temperatures may also be high enough to make swimming possible. Some of the larger hotels have swimming pools or there are leisure centres in many places. Bathing beaches are signposted along the roads - enquire at the local tourist office about bathing places available.
Alternatively, visit one of the many indoor waterworlds, which offer several activities for both children and adults. Some have either outside or inside pools or both but normally offer the following; water slides and shutes, wave machines, activity pools, jaquzzis and sunbeds.
Beaches in Norway which has received environmental approval Blue Flag: Åkrasanden in Karmøy, Bystranda and Hamresanden in Kristiansand, Sjøstrand, Hvalstrand, Hvamodden and Holmenskjæret in Asker, Ringshaugstranda in Tønsberg, Sjøbadet and Tronvik in Moss, Foten in Fredrikstad, Storøyodden at Fornebul and Helleneset in Bergen.
Marinas in Norway which has received environmental approval Blue Flag: Kongelig Norsk Seilforening in Oslo, Grimstad Gjestehavn in Grimstad, Lillesand Gjestehavn in Lillesand, Risør Gjestehavn in Risør and Skjærhalden Gjestehavn in Hvaler.
THE BEACHES of JÆREN
Solastranden, Ølberg, Vigdel, Hellestø, Borestranda, Orrestranda, Brusand and Revtangen beaches. As exotic as the Riviera, although usually a bit colder, but marvellous during calm or stormy weather. Sunbathing, swimming, wind surfing, wave surfing and miles and miles of white sandy beaches.
Jæren is the largest flat lowland area in Norway, stretching from the municipality of Randaberg in the north to Hå in the south. The coast is flat compared to the rest of the Norwegian coast, and has sandy beaches along most of the coastline. The largest city of Jæren are Stavanger and Sandnes.
HEADING SOUTH to KARMØYs NICE BEACHES
Endless silky beaches line bays and inlets. On a hot summer´s day nothing compares to a visit to our local "Costa del Sol". Karmøy beaches offer first-class bathing for adults and children alike. Lahammer Beach, Sandholmen Beach, Sandvesanden Beach, Sandhåland Beach, Hemnes Beach, Stavastranden Beach and Åkrasanden Beach was voted the most beautiful beach in Norway in 2014!
Lindøy Friluftsområde. Lindøy Outdoor Recreational Amenity is suitable for people of all ages. Bright and inviting, the island sits bobbing in Fødesfjorden, just south of Røyksund and is full of hiking trails that meander through the rolling and changing terrain. The trails take the hiker across the heather, through small clusters of deciduous and pine trees down to the beaches and bathing areas as well as to the recreation area where there is a Lap-style Lavvu tent and grilling area. Toilets.
Aksnesstranda. Facing southwest towards Førdesfjorden and just a few minutes drive from Haugesund (10-15 mins.), Aksnesstranda is ideally situated for enticing bathers from many parts of Haugalandet. Toilets.
BEACHES IN and AROUND OSLO
Tjuvholmen Bystrand Beach
At the Astrup Fearnely Museum tip of Tjuvholmen for young children and called museum guests to wade. Close to the center of Oslo.
Sydstranda (Ulvøya) Beach
Peace and silent. Sandy beach with some rocks, rocks, rocks and grass. Excellent clear water, most clearly in the round. Diving tower. Swim raft. Decent toilets. Getting there: By car keep left at the first crossing after the bridge. Take bus 85 or bike in high season. Get parking in the area. On the southern part Ulvøya close to the center of Oslo.
Popular and highly frequented official free beach on Bygdøy close to the center of Oslo. Huge area with trees, grassland, rocks and beaches. Life guards in place. Getting there: Car or bus 30 from Oslo.
Popular and free beach on Bygdøy. In the bay to the right of Kongsgården. Close to the center of Oslo.
Popular and free beach on Bygdøy. Below Kongeskogen on the tip of Bygdøy. Close to the center of Oslo.
Katten bad (Nordstrand)
Delicious, small sandy beach with gorgeous seabed conditions along Mosseveien, below Ljan. Close to the center of Oslo. Clearly, nice water. Delicious rocks and grasslands. Fine toilets with washable and beverage area right outside. Getting there: Bus 83 or 87 from Central Station. Small parking lot on the ground down from Mosseveien road. Difficult parking along Mosseveien (dangerous).
Two beaches, where the southernmost has great sand and delicious seabed conditions. Life guards in place. Lovely rocks, clear water. Near the parking and bus stop. Getting there: Bus 76 from Helsfyr or bus 87 from Jernbanetorget. Located at Bunnefjorden, southeast of Oslo.
Clear waters, delicious sand both on land and in water. Great diving tower with several ledges. Clean toilets. Paradis for crab fishermen along the wall. Life guards in place. Wheelchair ramp. Showers. Floating docks. Two large parking lots in the immediate vicinity. Large grasslands. Getting there: By car or bus 87 from Central Station. The beach is located at Bunnefjorden south of Oslo.
This official free beach is located on Kalvøya and lies just outside Sandvika, south-west of Oslo. The beach is just opposite the Henie-Onstad museum of Art (Sonja Henie) at Høvikodden.
On Storøyodden, outermost on Storøya. Bathing beach is where the planes took off when Fornebu Oslo Airport until October 1998. About. ten minutes by car from downtown Oslo. Great accessible for handicapped and disabled persons. Getting there: Bus 31 runs from Grorud and Tonsenhagen through downtown Oslo to Snarøya. About. ten minutes by car from downtown Oslo.
Central, right in town. Wonderful views of the inner fjord. Fine bathing both piers and beach. Fine sand, both above and below water. Farthest on Sørenga, between Middelalderparken (Medievalpark) and Sukkerbiten. Getting there: Anything that stops at Oslo S. Walk past the Opera House and beyond the Sørenga. Parking garage on Sørenga.
Nice, small swimming area that lacks a part of getting top marks. Easy to get to if you live nearby. Clear water. Delicious hops brew. Fine lawns. Located at Mosseveien, below Nordstrand Station. Getting there: Bus 81A towards Greverud or "bathing bus" 87, if necessary. train to Nordstrand Station from Oslo S. No parking.
SOME WATERWORLDS AROUND NORWAY
Oasen badeanlegg, Namsos
Dampsaga bad, Steinkjer
Jorekstad fritidsbad, Lillehammer
Ankerskogen svømmehall, Hamar
Hovden badeland, Hovden
Furumo svømmehall, Geithus
Risenga svømmehall, Asker
Skien fritidspark, Skien
Skjærgarden Hotel & Badepark, Langesund
Bø Sommarland, Bø in Telemark
Kalvøya Nude Beach
Strandskog Nude Beach
Huk Nude Beach
Langøyene Nude Beach
Skåtangen Nude Beach
Glomstadbukta Nude Beach
Søm Nude Beach
MØRE & ROMSDAL
Hjertøya Nude Beach
Mauren Nude Beach
Kviljoodden Nude Beach
Orrestranda Ocean Beach
Djupvika Nude Beach
Hoøya Nude Beach
Ursetvika Nude Beach