5 hidden gems!
In contrast to many of the High Coast’s popular beaches, we have found a few hidden gems that might be a bit different but they are all fantastic in their own right.
On the peninsular Balesudden outside Örnsköldsvik is the little Lake Balestjärn . It’s a lovely little lake that you can get to by boat or on foot, well known for its crystal clear water and swing rope you can jump in from. A few hundred metres from the lake you can also find beautiful bays on the sea with both smooth rocks to lie on and a sandy beach.
In Häggdånger, south of Härnösand, there is a two-kilometre long bay called Byviken . It's a lovely place with shallow water and a sandy beach. The swimming area is surrounded by grey, unpainted fishing huts that are typically seen along this part of the coast.
Sågsand is a lovely swimming spot located by Hensön’s eastern beach. The ferry over to the island is free of charge.
Skrubban is a fantastic place to visit if you have your own boat. Try jumping from the cliffs here! It’s deep enough, we promise!
One place that simply must be visited if you like sunbathing is Rotsidan. It is beautiful but it can be a bit slippery getting into the water.
Lilla Norge (Little Norway) is a small island in the middle of the river Ångermanälven between Nyland and Sandslån. There are barbeque sites here and a very shallow bay with a sandy beach. You need a boat to get here.
On the point Fjälludden on the island Genesön, lovely smooth rocks make great spots to swim from and watch the boats travel through the narrow passage Sandlågan. Fjälludden is one of Örnsköldsvik’s latest additions to its list of guest marinas and has a sauna, cabin for overnight stays and barbeque sites. You can get here by both car and boat.