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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 with special rules and restrictions. For example, you must keep your dog in a lead all year around, you can't stay overnight and you can't make fire other than in specified fireplaces. Here, you walk on unmarked trails, swim and enjoy the tranquility. Or visit our outdoor museum Lindgrens länga and Stenörens ålabod. The Skåneleden Trail passes through the area.
Do and experience
Walking and rambling
There are no marked footpaths in the nature reserve. Instead the area has small footpaths along the coast and in the woodland to follow. Remember to keep the dog in a lead all year around, due to the vulnerable birdlife in the unique nature reserve. Find the map for Vitemölla recreation area.
Open air museum
An open air museum is displayed in the old timber-framed building called Lindgrens länga, which describes the area and its history. The Haväng Museum Society is responsible for the museum. Take a stop in the stone house, Stenörens eel shed, where you can see the traditional equipment used for eel and salmon trout fishing. There are eight small man-made waterfalls at Örakaren.
Horse riding in the area is permitted but only within a designated area (marked at the map) and never on the central footpath in the area. Where you are allowed to ride also depends on the time of year. Check our map.
Sept 1 - May 31: You are allowed to go horseriding on the beach and in the marked area at the map.
June 1 – August 31: Horseriding is only allowed in the marked designated area on our map. Never go closer than 10 m from the central footpath.
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.
Swimming - but no dogs at the beach during summer
The sandy beach attracts many visitors during the summer. But be prepared for a refreshing swim, the water at Österlen is significant colder than on the west coast. It is forbidden to bring your dog at the beach between June 1 and Aug 31, according to the local municipality.
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 with vulnerable nature. This means that there are restrictions on the Right of Public Access in this area. Keep your dog in a lead all year around, don't make fire other than n the specified fire places (in Vitemölla village). Also, don't stay overnight in tent or hammock, neither park overnight with your caravan or camper between 00-06. Check all the regulations by the County Administrative Board.
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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The old carparking at the entry Klammersbäck road is now only a bikeparking, due to a new agreement with the private road organization. Carparkings can be found at Vitemölla village and Haväng. Check out the map here!