Just fifteen minutes’ walk south from town, Skrea Strand is a fine, 2km stretch of sandy beach, perfect for swimming. At the northern end, a relaxing diversion is the large bathing and tennis complex of Klitterbadet, which has an indoor 50m saltwater pool plus a shallow children’s pool, a vast sauna, jacuzzi and steam rooms. At the southern end of the long beach, all the way down past the busy wooden holiday cabins, lie some secluded coves; in early summer the marshy grassland here is full of wild violets and clover.

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