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Karmoy Beaches

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Address: Akrehamn, Haugesund, Norway
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+47 52 85 75 00
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This is a great hike along the nature and heritage trail that runs from the...

This is a great hike along the nature and heritage trail that runs from the village of Akra to the village of Ferkingstad. Cultural and historical monuments lie in abundance between Akra and the boathouse ruins at Hop. The hike starts in the north end of the beach at Akra. From here you can enjoy the view of the white beaches stretching along the shore. The hike follows a natural path, and along here you can see and sense a rich fauna and birdlife. On the south end of the beach the tour continues over to a historical area, dating back to the Viking Age. Here you will see stone monuments symbolizing the two daughters of King Augvald, one of our Viking kings. The tour continues to Ferkingstad beach, another beach worth seeing. Afterwards you will walk to the charming boat harbour, built in the 1960’s. You will also visit the boathouse ruins, used by the Vikings to drag their ships ashore. The tour finishes at Fisherman’s Memorial, a monument symbolizing local fishermen who lost their lives at sea.

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Blue flag beaches

The beaches are of white sand, and the Åkrasanden have got the blue flag, there tells you that the beach has very clear and clean seawather. the beaches are fore small children... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 December 2016
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Haugesund
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

The beaches are of white sand, and the Åkrasanden have got the blue flag, there tells you that the beach has very clear and clean seawather. the beaches are fore small children fore it is posible to walk out long before you have to swim. the sea can be cold because it is the Northsea comming in. When there is... More 

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Haugesund, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

In the the main, I guess when we mention Karmøy's beaches, we are talking of Åkresanden, the local beach adjacent to the town of Åkrehamm. I was there yesterday during the day with near deserted beaches. In 25 deg. you could be forgiven for thinking you were on the very best of Cornish ( S. W. England ) beaches. The... More 

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Haugesund, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Nice beach, easy access with good parking, good toilets and walkways for handicapped as well. Very good for windsurfing and all watersports like swimming, diving etc.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Fantastic beaches, clear blue water and clean sand. Several beaches to choose among. Best place to be on a warm day.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Live in the UK but based in haugesund. Like to come the beach at the weekend at the weather makes the diffrence. This is a fantastic beach clean and crisp. Won awards well worth a visit. Sea and sand is clean but no amenities so bring your own food and drink .

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Geel, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

Walk the nice beaches of karmøy, enjoy the calm, wind, sea, air, nature. Sit down, do nothing, rest.

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Kopervik
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

The beaches of Karmøy is a must when you visit the region. You have to be a bit of a viking to go swiming there, NOT warm waters, but breathtaking views both on calm and stormy days. Any time of the year, it is nice to go for a walk and if you are into windsurfing it is a great... More 

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Haugesund, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Beatiful, sandy beaches, a bit cold in the water though... but July/August you might get it around 20 degrees celsius. But a great place for a picnic, maybe a surf or just enjoying nature.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

I have never expected to see white beaches in the northern Europe, especially in Norway. Karmoy beaches are amazing, white sand and blue water looks liketropical lagoon, very nice place to visit!

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Haugesund, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

The beaches in Åkra are some of the most breathtaking I have ever seen, especially at sunset. Make sure to take a jacket, it often is very windy.

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