Tired of your usual seaside bathing? Don´t worry, there are plenty of beaches near Umeå. Here we have listed both popular and more undiscovered gems to explore this summer.

Bettnessand

Bettnessand beach. Photo: Fredrik Larsson
 

Popular beaches close to Umeå

 

Bettnessand havsbad

Popular sea bath with cliffs and a long sandy beach with several beach volleyball courts. Often well visited. Large car parking.
Bettnessand havsbad on Google Maps

 

Norrmjöle havsbad

Shallow and very child friendly sea bath with a nice sandy beach and beautiful cliffs. Playground, changing room and cafeteria during the summer. 
Norrmjöle havsbad on Google Maps

 

Sörmjöle havsbad

Long shallow and very child friendly sea bath with nice sandy beach and beautiful cliffs. Playground, changing room and cafeteria during the summer. 
Sörmjöle havsbad on Google Maps

 

Ljumviken havsbad

Family friendly sea bath in Holmsund. Playground, kiosk, skateboard ramp, beach volleyball court and mini golf.
Ljumviken havsbad on Google Maps

Vitskärsudden Obbola

Vitskärsudden Obbola. Photo: Visit Umeå
 

Undiscovered gems to explore

 

Fårskärets havsbad

On the beautiful Järnäs peninsula you will find the family-friendly Fårskäret sea bath. Long sandy beach, cosy and shallow.
How to get there: Drive E4 south from Umeå towards Nordmaling, exit at the northern entrance to Nordmaling and shortly after Levar hotel, turn left. After 13 km - follow the sign for Fårskäret.
Fårskärets havsbad on Google maps 

 

Storsand

1 km north of the Ratan harbour you will find the hidden gem Storsand, with both sand and cliffs in a sheltered cove, with views straight out on the horizon. Access to outdoor decking and changing cabin.
How to get there: Drive E4 north towards Ratan or take the old coastal road Kustlandsvägen.
Storsand on Google maps

 

Simphamn

Bathing bead of a smaller size. A little beach hided in the Strömbäck-Kont nature reserve. At the beach there is a barbecue area with a picnic table and drinking water is featured. 
How to get there: From the E4 south from Umeå you exit towards Norrmjöle. After 18 kilometers, in Sörböle, turn left towards Flakaskär.
Simphamn on Google maps

 

Vitskärssudden 

Vitskärsudden offers wonderful sea views and stone pebbles made for a coffee break.
How to get there: From Umeå, drive towards Obbola on the E12. Follow the directions to Vitskärsudden. 
Vitskärsudden on Google maps