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Karmoy Beaches

Akrehamn, Haugesund, Norway
+47 52 85 75 00
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Beautiful beaches

Absolutely stunning beaches in Norway. Water is a bit cold, but not much colder than in So Cal... read more

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I was amazed how beautiful this beach is it was pure white sands and clear blue sea. The day was a... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2017
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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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“long walk” (2 reviews)
Akrehamn, Haugesund, Norway
+47 52 85 75 00
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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 16 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 26 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
Reviewed 26 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.

Thank Helge P
Reviewed 14 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...More

Thank pspeed19
Reviewed 5 April 2016

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

Thank Grizzy_Porta
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...More

Thank LeDj69
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Response from karin368 | Reviewed this property |
There are no tours to Åkresanden (the main beach area). Taxis can prove expensive in Norway, as it's around 25 km from the cruise terminal. I have no idea of the regularity of the buses. If you are serious, these can be... More