In keeping with Varberg’s long tradition as a bathing resort, the town has three separate-sex nudist beaches, barely a ten-minute walk from the town centre. Take the signed Strandpromenaden footpath along the shore to reach the first of them: Skarpe Nord for women only; next comes another women-only beach, the coarsely named Kärringhålan, or “Old Crone’s Gap”; then, five minutes beyond here, Goda Hopp (“High Hopes”) is the men’s nudist beach. All beaches consist of smooth rocks and patches of grass rather than sand, and steps lead into the sea for easy swimming.

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