Skanör & Falsterbo, Malmö
The twin villages of Skanör and Falsterbo are about 30 kilometres south of Malmö but easy to reach by car or local bus (as sadly, the local bathing trains stopped running ages ago). They belong to the Vellinge Municipality which starts just south of Malmö and the area is quite affluent but has the proximity to a big city to thank for a lot of that affluence of course, so don't be surprised when you see bigger and bigger houses and cars as you move south here. Once in Skanör and Falsterbo themselves, houses get smaller again as now you are in two old Scanian villages with wonderful fisherman's cottages and old beachside farms. Talking about the beaches, they are the most famous features here, with the one in Skanör holding an EU Blue flag and getting quite busy on a hot summers day, whilst the Falsterbo one is longer and further out so it has more space. Falsterbo beach is also a great place for looking for amber or going bird spotting off season, and the whole area is full of wetlands which are protected, as well as a seal area further out to sea. Falsterbo has a little local museum and is also famous for its international horse trials every July. Skanör is where you find most of the services, including the famous Skanör inn with its zebra crossing for geese! Read more on my Skanör & Falsterbo page if this sounds fun.