All About Borestranden Beach in Norway

Borestranden Beach

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    Beautiful sand dunes, crashing waves and shining sunny scenery make Borestranden Beach a wonderful natural space to visit during your time in Norway. The perfect place for surfers and watersport enthusiasts, Borestranden is also a stunning location for a stroll in the fresh sea air.

    Here’s your complete travel guide to Norway's Borestranden Beach, including where exactly the beach is, how to get there from the nearest cities, activities to enjoy and top tips for your visit. Let’s get started!

    Norway’s Borestranden Beach

    One of the best surfing and kiting beaches in Norway, the 3-kilometer long Borestranden Beach is a beautiful place for a day out. The only beach along the Jæren coastline with a hotel and campsite, Borestranden Beach is one of the only Jæren beaches where you’re allowed to kitesurf.

    Surfing is possible at Borestranden Beach throughout the year, with smaller waves and less wind in summer (ideal for beginners) and both stronger waves and wind in winter (perfect for experienced surfers).

    Be aware that between 1 October and 31 March there are some restrictions for surfing, windsurfing and kiting in bird-protected areas.

    Important note: The undercurrents at Borestranden Beach are extremely strong, so it’s important to be very careful if you want to swim in the water. Make sure to follow any safety guidelines you find at the beach and keep a close eye on any young ones in the water.

    Borestranden Beach in Norway

    Where is Borestranden Beach?

    Located on the southwest coast of Norway, Borestranden Beach can be found along the Fv507, which is also known as the Norwegian Scenic Route Jæren. The beach is just south of the city of Stavanger, lying close to the southernmost point of Norway.

    How to Get to Borestranden Beach

    The drive to Borestranden Beach from Stavanger, the nearest big city, is around 35 minutes via the Fv510. Another option that takes around five more minutes is via the E39 and Fv241.

    Reaching Borestranden Beach from Bergen, Norway’s second largest city, takes around 5 hours via the E39 and includes a ferry and tolls.

    If you’re traveling from the city of Kristiansand on the south coast of Norway to Borestranden Beach, the journey will take 3 hours and 20 minutes and also includes tolls.

    From the capital city of Oslo, the drive is 7 hours and 15 minutes via the E134 and Fv450. This route includes tolls and some seasonally closed roads, so we recommend checking the up-to-date road conditions across Norway before you set out.

    Norwegian Borestranden Beach

    What to Do at Borestranden Beach

    Here are some of the best things you can do when visiting Borestranden Beach to enjoy your time at this beautiful Norwegian beach to the max.

    Walk along the beach – The beautiful scenery at Borestranden makes walking along the coastline a delight! Why not take some time out of your day to soak in the wonderful sights and sounds that Borestranden has to offer?

    Enjoy your afternoon sunbathing – If you’d prefer a more restful time at Borestranden, you can simply soak in the rays by sunbathing on the sand. We recommend visiting in the summer months if you’re wanting to enjoy some warmer weather at the beach.

    Surf, windsurf and kitesurf on the waves – As we’ve mentioned, Borestranden is one of the most popular beaches in all of Norway for watersports. Whether you want to give it a go for the first time, or you’re an advanced surfer, Borestranden is the place to be.Paddle or swim in the sea – Swimming is another brilliant option for enjoying the ocean water, although it’s important to keep in mind that the undercurrents are strong here, so you’ll need to be extra careful.

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