Sandhammeren beach lies down in southern Sweden in Skåne, and is one of Sweden’s finest beaches. The long stretches of white sand that can rival any Caribbean beach. On our recent adventure into this part of Sweden, Sandhammeren beach was on our “to do” list, and we were not disappointed. The beach stretches for miles and miles and miles, the sand is white and soft, the sea is blue and clear (and cold in late April!), and there are the most amazing sand dunes as the back drop to this fantastic landscape.
As soon as we released the trio from the car they ran straight for the dunes, and were racing up and down them for ages, giving Dadda and I ample time to take in the gorgeous view and use a leisurely pace to head towards the beach. The children were just running and running. The huge expanse of dunes, meant total freedom for further than they could have stamina for (a perfect win for parents!). Once we caught up with them, we headed onto the beach. Here the sand was so white, soft, and beautiful. We were there on a windy late April day, but in the summer the sea will be a lot calmer and warmer for swimming in. Today the children were happy just to chase the waves, and again run, run, run enjoying the freedom. We didn’t meet another soul along Sandhammeren beach, and could see either way along the beach for miles. Our little lady seemed to favour playing down on the shore line, enjoying splashing, running in and out of the waves, and writing her name in footprints on the sand. It wasn’t long before the wellies were discarded in favour of bare feet as the waves had gone in over the top anyway. Where we used to live in the UK we had a shingle beach, and whilst she was always to be found barefoot (the best way to be), it was always with an uncomfortable hobble. So, to say she enjoyed sinking her feet into the soft sand is an understatement. After a long winter of being all wrapped up in hats, coats, gloves, and second pairs of trousers, I think we all felt a sense of freedom with the shedding of the layers!
Meanwhile the mini men seemed to favour the dunes immediately behind us, running up and down them, before finally persuading Dadda to leap off them (he doesn’t need much persuading!!). They had so much fun going up and down, and in an out of the grasses. Outdoor and nature play at its best!
We spent a good couple of hours just exploring this gorgeous beach, and shoes and pockets were filled with sand by the end of all the fun. We headed back towards the car through the heath and scrub on the footpath, meandering our way a bit more chilled out by now. Once we were back in the car park, the children had a quick obligatory tree climb and play on the rope swing, before climbing back into the car, with a little less energy than they got out of it with!! We will definitely be returning to Sandhammeren beach during the summer to have some fun in the Swedish summer sun here, as we have totally fallen in love with the place!