The sea and the beach

One of Sweden’s longest sand beach

Laholm’s 12 km sandy beach reaches from Båstad in the south all the way to the mouth of river Lagan in the north. It is a true bathing paradise with shallow water, wide beaches and protective dunes. To Skummeslövsstrand and Mellbystrand (our two coastal villages) people have travelled for summer vacations for over 100 years.  

Good accessibility

The entrance by Ejdervägen, in southern Mellbystrand, you will find bathing huts as well as toilet for disabled.

Nudist beach

In northern Mellbystrand, along the nature reserve Hökafältet, there is a nudist beach. It is a familiar and popular beach with magnificent sand dunes.


Camping is only allowed on the camping sites in the area. As for the rest camping is not allowed west of the highway E6.

Dogs on the beach

The dog beach is at Kattvägen in northern Skummeslöv. Your dog is permitted to bathe between May 1st and September 15th, while the other parts of the beach and dunes are closed for dogs. The dog has to be leashed between March 1st and August 20th and you always have to pick up after your dog.

Wind- and kite surfing

Laholmsbukten (the bay of Laholm) is considered as being one of Sweden’s best wind surfing spots. Specific wind surfing zones on the beach have been arranged to benefit the surfers as well as the other visitors. The bay is usually a safe place to take out your board and sail, but when it’s offshore wind you should be careful to not get pushed out far from the land by the wind.


It is allowed to drive jet-skis on a secluded area south of Ejdervägen between June 1st and September 15th, 9 am – 7 pm.

Horses on the beach

Between May 1st and September 15th no horses are allowed to be on the beach.


For more information, contact the Tourist Information Centre:
0430-154 50,