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Sjøsanden Beach in Mandal

Only 5 minutes walk form the centre of Mandal is this fabulous sandy beach popular with families for bathing.
A popular summer holiday resort, especially for Norwegians, this place celebrates to end of summer with a Seafood festival, or Skalldyrfest, each August

looks like a Caribbean paradise
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this is a beach with a lighthouse Bring buckets and spades and suncream and hope for a hot sunny day. Alternatively come and enjoy a beach walk either along the gravel path beside the beach or with toes in the soft sand.
This beach is part of the larger recreation area known as Furulunden. A visit to this beach can easily be extended into a long walk or cycle ride exploring all the trails.

Map reference:
Cappelens kart, Sor Norge-sor (scale:1: 325 000) 143 CF

Kartblad 1411II Mandal, 084 320

By car:
Drive south from Stavanger on E39 and on approach to Mandal follow signs for Sjøsanden.


At entrance to Sjøsanden Feriesenter and campsite

At other end (east) of beach

By bus:
Bus from Stavanger Sentrum to Mandal

By train:
Train from Stavanger Sentrum to Kristiansand

Bus from Kristiansand to Mandal

Distance from Stavanger:

Distance from Mandal 1 km

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a perfect white sand beach Travel time from Stavanger:
3 hours by car
Duration of the visit:
20 minutes or more


Campsite with small kids play area and kiosk

Kids verdict:
Great beach
See also:
Mandal Town Centre
Furulunden Nature Park in Mandal
Hotel booking in Sørlandet west 
Hotels in the Kristiansand area
Restaurants in Sørlandet west 
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