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Awesome beach

This is a very long beach with great sand in a bay very near the town centre of Mandal. It is... read more

Reviewed August 18, 2017
Halvard S
Tonsberg, Norway
Nice, long beach with a very small kiosk

The beach is long with lots of space for everyone. There was also a small kiosk with a very long... read more

Reviewed August 2, 2017
Stavanger, Norway
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Furulunden 1, Mandal 4514, Norway
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Reviewed July 12, 2018

Me and my wife was here for a while,we was thinking about sunbathing and maybe swim. The beach is very nice,yellow sand and alot of space. When it came to the water it was not as we was expecting, OK it was clearly but it...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 36torb
Reviewed January 6, 2018

Mandal is known for its many beaches and the most “famous” is Sjøsanden. It lies at the edge of the city, is 800 metres long, and has been voted several times as the best beach in Norway.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank AddieHeidenDK
Reviewed August 18, 2017

This is a very long beach with great sand in a bay very near the town centre of Mandal. It is located right by a huge camping site. This beach is so big that I cannot see myself feeling crowded here, but I might be...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Halvard S
Reviewed August 2, 2017

The beach is long with lots of space for everyone. There was also a small kiosk with a very long line to buy ice cream. There were also toilets available. Missing some shadow to place the stroller with the sleeping baby though.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank PelleAa
Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

Nice and natural sandy beach surrounded by forest where you can camping. There is toilet, where you can change your clothes. Parking is too small . Need to be there early to get a spot . There are a lot walking paths in the forest...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Yuliya F
Reviewed July 25, 2016

Can walk far out in the ocean on sand . Warmish water was a big surprise. Great for families and kids of all ages. You can hear many different languages being spoken making it a real international beach. Close to facilities like food stores, washrooms,...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Susan M
Reviewed May 26, 2016

I've been coming to Sjosanden since I was a child. The water is a little cool for my taste, I live in Hawaii now, but as far as north sea beaches go, this is my favorite. Surrounded by a nice little forest with campgrounds and...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank KentOlsen
Reviewed July 22, 2015

A beach for everyone and almost everything. This long white sandy beach with it's clean water is perfect for the sun worshipers, water babies or volleyball athletes. Right behind the beach is Furulunden, great for walks or runs.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank AnglerPilot
Reviewed July 20, 2015

Best beach in Norway and there is nothing that cost there. Beautiful view and sitting in the sand watching the boats, cano, cajac etc sailing by is so great.

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank KristinJona
Reviewed July 16, 2015

Nice beach, white sand, but further no more to say. Sand should be cleaned , I guess, and some kind of activities like ice cream or whatever would make more fun.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Yuliya F
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