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Viste to Vistnes coastal walk

Beautiful 3km coastal walk from the beach at Viste to the lighthouse at Vistnes. The walk passes beside several small beaches, through farmland and across open rocky area to Vistnes small boat harbour and the lighthouse up on the cliffs beyond.

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Vistnes boat and boathouses The path begins for 0.5km as a gravelled trail passing the diving platforms, another tiny beach and a small boat harbour.

At the end of this gravelled section, you can make a small diversion up to the road away from the coast to see Svarthola (Black Hole), a small cave and stone age site.
The path then becomes much narrower and muddy in places before finally opening out into a large open rocky area gently dipping down to the sea. Vistnes village and lighthouse are visible in the distance.

Along the way you will see a sign to nearby Vistnestunet, an old working farm open to visitors.
Map reference:
Kartblad 1212IV Stavanger, 051 433 to 027 430

By car:
Drive north from Stavanger on the E39 and follow signs for Randaberg then Viste Strand.
Parking:

Beside Viste Strand Hotel
By bus:

Local bus from Stavanger Sentrum to to Viste Hageby then short walk
Distance from Stavanger: 11km

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boathouse on the slow track Travel time from Stavanger:
15 minutes by car
25 minutes by bus
Duration of the visit:
2 hours or more
Facilities:
Carpark
Toilets (summer only) Picnic tables
Beach for bathing with diving platforms
Football pitch, large grassy area, summer vollyball net.
Kids verdict:
Fun and varied. Nice beaches and rockpools along the way. Great scrambling at the lighthouse.
See also:
Viste to Hafrsfjord Bridge
Viste Beach
Svarthola
Vistnestunet
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