The west coast wins for having the best beaches in Sweden, according to this year’s survey by SIFO for the travel organizer Resia. Both Tylösand and Skrea beaches come in among the ten most popular Swedish beaches.

Most beaches are in the south but as is usually the case, with the exception of Pite Havsbad in the northernmost region, Norrbotten, often referred to as the Riviera of Norrland or Sweden just south of the Arctic Circle.

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Tylösand beach in Halmstad ranks at the top for best places to get away and enjoy a bit of sun and sand this summer - a spot shared with Böda Sand on Öland. With pristine sand and wide open views, there’s no wonder so many flock to these shores come summer.

The full list of the most popular beaches in Sweden according to the recent SIFO survey:
1. Tylösand (west coast) and Böda Sand (Öland)

2. Skanör/Falsterbo (Skåne) and Sudersand (Gotland)

3. Skrea Strand (west coast), Pite Havsbad (Norrbotten) and Sandhammaren (Skåne)

4. Tofta (Gotland), Mellbystrand (west coast), Stenshuvud (Skåne) and Varberg "strandpromenad" [beach promenade] (west coast)

5. Getterön (west coast, just outside Varberg)