Bettnessand beach. Photo: Fredrik Larsson
Popular beaches close to Umeå
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
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
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
Family friendly sea bath in Holmsund. Playground, kiosk, skateboard ramp, beach volleyball court and mini golf.
Ljumviken havsbad on Google Maps
Vitskärsudden Obbola. Photo: Visit Umeå
Undiscovered gems to explore
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
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
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
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