Saltwater bathing with your dog

Halmstad has a number of wonderful bays where you can swim with your dog. You and your four-legged friend are welcome to visit beaches that are not official bathing areas all year round.

In the unofficial bathing areas and natural beaches, your dog can swim and play on the beach all year round. You are allowed to take your dog down to the official bathing areas between 16 September and 30 April. Read more about rules for dogs on the Halmstad municipality website.

As long as you have your dog under control and you can call out to it, your dog is welcome to swim and play on the beach. Make sure to show respect for other people and animals as you play and cool down.
The sea around Halmstad is salt sea water. Make sure your dog does not drink too much seawater and remember to take a shower with your dog afterwards. If there is algae in the water, your dog should not take a swim.

Tips for bathing with your dog on natural beaches

  • Västra stranden
  • Sandhamn
  • Grötvik
  • Långenäsviken
  • Eketånga
  • Skallkroken
  • Skarvik
  • Lövehall
  • Krokstensviken
  • Båtaviken
  • Jansa jetty
  • Särdal
  • Haverdal södra

Official beaches

On the Halmstad municipality website you can see the location of the boundaries of each beach.

  • Gullbranna
  • Laxvik
  • Påarp
  • Östra stranden with Hagön, Köpenhamn and Gröningen
  • Svärjarehålan
  • Tjuvahålan
  • Tylösand
  • Tylöbäck
  • Frösakull
  • Ringenäs
  • Vilshärad
  • Haverdal norra
  • Steninge

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