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Karmoy Beaches

Akrehamn, Haugesund, Norway
+47 52 85 75 00
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The most beautyful beaches in the world !

I live on this island and I've been travelling the world but you won't find beaches more beautyful... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2017
Bjørn B
Kopervik, Norway

unbelievable beauty water so clear very easy walking nice when its sunny or stormy cant wait to get... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2017
Carl W
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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” (3 reviews)
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Akrehamn, Haugesund, Norway
+47 52 85 75 00
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

I live on this island and I've been travelling the world but you won't find beaches more beautyful than this. To bad the climate is a bit cold and you can rarely take a bath without freezing half to death.

Thank Bjørn B
Reviewed 16 November 2017

unbelievable beauty water so clear very easy walking nice when its sunny or stormy cant wait to get back for a visit

Thank Carl W
Reviewed 8 November 2017

I recomend to go to Sandvesanden even though it's further. It's a small, lovely beach, with beautiful view.

Thank Martitkota
Reviewed 7 November 2017

The beaches on Karmøy are very clean, with shellsand that is extremly soft and comfortable. The weather is usually rough, and the water temperature is low, as this is the norther sea. But for walks, and relaxsation these beaches are perfect.

Thank BenDanielBlaLi
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Absolutely stunning beaches in Norway. Water is a bit cold, but not much colder than in So Cal. Lovely to sit and contemplate, or to dip your feet in the water.

Thank Where2GoWhere2go
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

I was amazed how beautiful this beach is it was pure white sands and clear blue sea. The day was a gorgeous sunny day so saw it at it's best. It has a safe area for swimming There are chairs dotted along the beach free...More

1  Thank sueschoey32
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

The Crystal clear wather. The white sands, the sound of waves hitting shore and the horizon. This is what you get on Karmoy beaches. Get dressed for what ever nature brings you. Bring buckets and shuffels. Play in the sand and imagine what it looks...More

Thank Elisabeth H
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....More

1  Thank M6117DPlindal
Reviewed 15 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...More

Thank karin368
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.

Thank sveinung1963
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14 October 2017|
Response from sueschoey32 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there I am not sure where the cruise ships dock but we were very lucky with the weather as it didn't rain and it was very warm however Norway is known for rain it would probably be around 23 degrees Fahrenheit. haugesand... More