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Vitemölla is long beaches, grazed sandy steppe, flowering slopes, gnarly pine trees and rainforest-like deciduous woodland. The entire recreation area is a nature reserve. Here, you walk on unmarked trails, swim and enjoy the tranquility. Or visit the outdoor museum Lindgrens länga in Haväng. The Skåneleden Trail passes through the area.
Do and experience
Walking and rambling
There are no marked footpaths in the area. There are small footpaths along the coast and in the woodland to follow. The Skåneleden Trail passes through the site (but is not marked along this section).
The sandy beach attracts many visitors during the summer. But be prepared for a refreshing swim, the water at Österlen is significantly colder than on the west coast.
Open air museum
An open air museum is now in the old timber-framed building called Lindgrens länga, which describes the area and its history. The Regional Museum in Kristianstad in cooperation with Haväng museiförening (Haväng Museum Society) are responsible for the museum. Take a look in Stenörens eel shed, which has been renovated by Havängs museiförening and where you can see the traditional equipment used for eel and salmon trout fishing. There are eight small man-made waterfalls at Örakaren.
Riding in the area is permitted but only within a designated area and never on the central footpath in the area. Where you are allowed to ride also depends on the time of year.
The coast along Hanöbukten is renowned for its sea trout fishing, especially during the late winter, early spring. Bear in mind that fishing for salmon and trout is forbidden from the 15th September to the 31st December, as well as around the mouths of the Rivers Mölleån, Klammersbäck and Verkeån up until the 30th April.
Accommodation and eating
There are plenty of cafés, restaurants, hostels, guest houses and hotels in the local area. More information: www.visitystadosterlen.se
Vitemölla is situated between Haväng and Kivik. From the road 9 follow sign posts toward Vitemölla to access the southern parking area or toward Haväng for the northern one. The bus SkåneExpressen 3 between Kristianstad-Simrishamn stops about 600 metres from the southern parking area.
The bus SkåneExpressen 3, Kristianstad - Simrishamn, makes two stops every day near the recreation area (Vitemölla Källebacken and Ängdala). From "Vitemölla Källebacken" it is about a 650 metre walk to the southern parking. From the busstop you walk a short while along a fairly busy road to the turn down through the village Vitemölla. The stop "Ängdala" is on the western border of the area.
From road 9 there are signs towards Vitemölla to get to the southern parking and towards Haväng for the northern parking.
Gps to parking
WGS84 DDM 55°42.080'N, 14°12.258'E
RT90 6175840, 1399347
WGS84 DDM 55°43.480'N, 14°11.537'E
RT90 6178455, 1398651
All of Vitemölla recreation area is a nature reserve. This means that there are restrictions on the Right of Public Access in this area.
In parts of this area an EU funded project is taking place to restore sand dunes and heath. For more information visit sandlife.se
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