Kuvauen Beach Swimming Spot

  • Alle øyene på Hvaler er et eldorado for padlere.

    Alle øyene på Hvaler er et eldorado for padlere. Photo: Oslofjordens Friluftsråd

  • Å bade i saltvann hører sommeren til.

    Å bade i saltvann hører sommeren til. Photo: Oslofjordens Friluftsråd

  • Kuvauen har en fin badestrand. Her er det grillplass og rasteplass. Utedo på stedet.

    Kuvauen har en fin badestrand. Her er det grillplass og rasteplass. Utedo på stedet. Photo: Oslofjordens Friluftsråd

  • Blodstorknebb vokser på tørre strender og enger på Hvaler.

    Blodstorknebb vokser på tørre strender og enger på Hvaler. Photo: Krisitne Ekelund

Essential info

  • Destination: Ytre Hvaler
  • Season: May–September
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Distance: 1.2 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
  • Elevation Gain: 0 meters
  • Duration: 0.5–1 hours

About Kuvauen Beach

Kuvauen is a narrow inlet into the mainland with several small sandy beaches and is well protected from the wind. It is idyllic and ideal for swimming, sunbathing, beach life, tenting, fishing, bouldering and boating. The area is very child-friendly and easy to keep an overview over with long and flat beaches. You can walk all the way down with a stroller.

Getting there

Kuvauen is located on Vesterøy. Coming from Fredrikstad, exit from county road 108 about 1 km after crossing the bridge onto the island, first on Lonøyveien, and then on Vauerveien and follow signs for Kuvauen.

Parking: There are free parking spaces approx. 500 meters before Kuvauen.

The bus stops at Bratte Bakke in the intersection of county road108 and Lonøyveien (county road 472)

Trail description

The trip starts at the parking lot of Kuvauen. Here, the marked coastal path enters an old forest and leafy tree. After about 5 minutes the forest opens and you are at the seaside.

Facts

It is allowed to put up a tent here.

Amenities

At Kuvauen there is a barbecue, seating area and outhouse.

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