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Oslo Beaches

The beautiful Oslo city is truly blessed by nature and is adorned with stunning forests, hills, parks, beaches and lakes. In summers, the city comes to life and people enjoy their time with friends and families by visiting some parks or beaches.

The various beaches in the city are places where they enjoy, relax or even have a rocking nightlife. Most of the beaches in Oslo are ideal for swimming and have all the basic amenities like lifeguards, showers, sun beds, toilets, restaurants, etc.

Huk (Hukodden)
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Huk (Hukodden)

The Huk beach in Oslo is a famous crowd-puller on sunny summer days. Located on the western side of the city on the Bygdøy peninsula, the beach is divided into a regular public beach area and a naturist beach. This beach is an ideal spot for cycling, swimming, strolling and even for simply hanging out with friends. The beach also has many restaurants and kiosks located nearby for refreshments.

Paradisbukta
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Paradisbukta

The Paradisbukta beach is a sandy beach in Oslo with some occasional rock formations. The beach is perfect for going on walks and it also has many hiking trails. In the eastern side of the beach, a memorial for tsunami disaster has been constructed. Facilities like washrooms, benches, etc. are provided at the beach.

Ingierstrand beach
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Ingierstrand beach

The Ingierstrand beach is a great place to visit with your family and is situated at a little distance away from Oslo, on the eastern side of the fjord. This beach is also a safe place for the children to go swimming. Amenities like toilets, showers, wheelchair ramp, etc. are available at the beach besides many restaurants and kiosks.

Hvalstrand Bad Beach
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Hvalstrand Bad Beach

The Hvalstrand Bad Beach is one of the most visited beaches near Oslo, and is situated in the Asker. This is a child-friendly beach and is also ideal to learn swimming and diving. The Hvalstrand beach has been awarded a blue-flag, and consists of facilities like diving tower, the docks, toilets, etc. The famous Hvalstrand Bad Restaurant offers fresh local seafood varieties for you to relish.

Tjuvholmen beach
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Tjuvholmen beach

The Tjuvholmen beach is placed at the centre of Oslo on the southern side of the Aker Brygge. The beach is an ideal place to laze around sunbathing or to go and have a dip in the sea. The beach has a beautiful watchtower from which you can get stunning sights of the entire city. This area also has many restaurants and cafes if you get hungry by all the seaside activities.

Langøyene Beach
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Langøyene Beach

The Langøyene beach is a part of the Langøyene Island which lies in the Oslo Fjord. A part of the beach is reserved as a nudist shore. The beach provides many fun services such as a football field, a beach volleyball court along with regular shops and restaurants. The island can be reached by ferry and is the ultimate place to go camping or hiking.

Hovedøya Island beach
CC / Kjetil Bjørnsrud

Hovedøya Island beach

The Hovedøya beach is the best beach for swimming, and the Hovedøya Island on which the beach lies is a great spot for a picnic. The island is well-known as a protected natural reserve and is blessed with exotic flora and fauna.

Katten
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Katten

This beach is situated in the Nordstrand area of Oslo city and is a perfect place for the kids to play in the sea. The Katten beach covers a sheltered area and is a sandy beach with rocks and grassy hills. Amenities like swimming ladders, diving boards, showers, tables and benches, toilets, drinking water, etc are available at the beach.

Recommended Activities

Panoramic Oslo City Sightseeing Tour

Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

City Sightseeing Oslo Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Visit Oslo Pass

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