The Western Fjords

Running for more than 1.5km, this wonderful white-sand beach is one of the best places for a wild sea swim on the west coast – assuming you can handle the perennially chilly temperatures, that is. On a sunny day, it's a glorious spot, but it's a rare day indeed that there's no wind. It's about 10km drive from Maløy; there's a simple campsite near the beach with toilets and showers.

It's on the road to Kråkenes Lighthouse.

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Nearby The Western Fjords attractions

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3. Coast Museum

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