OK, the ornithologists of the world are the ones who could easily spend a lifetime here but it has something for the rest of us too. During the bird migrating periods in spring and autumn, it can be crowded as people are all over the beach with their binoculars but at other times, it is a wonderful place too, as it has a bit of an "end of the world" feeling - especially in bad weather when you are on your own. The lighthouse itself is quite impressive too even if not the biggest or brightest in the country. From here, you also access the sandy banks of Måkläppen where access is forbidden in spring so birds can breed in peace. You can barely make out the lighthouse in this picture if you click on it, as it was taken from Skanör beach down towards Falsterbo to show the surroundings, but it is there.
Picturesque as few, you could imagine living here happily for some time. That is until you realise that it would cost a fortune. Money better spent on travelling :-) But hey, it costs nothing to look! Half timbered farm houses and converted fishermen's cottages in a cheerful mix along the grass clad streets.
No, it is not always this deserted - the picture was taken a May afternoon. Falsterbo is one of the nicest beaches in Sweden and people know it. At least between June and August. Having said that, if you find yourself here after an October storm, you could even go on search for Baltic amber. Don't expect huge chunks as the ones here are usually quite small.
Better known as Skanör's Church, it is dedicated to this very Scandinavian saint. The church was started in the 13th century and what you see today is very typical for the county Skåne - quite a Danish church style. It is an unusual church in that it has catacombs.
Foteviken is a unique place in viking Scandinavia as it isn't a museum or heritage place (like Hedeby, Birka, Trelleborg or Borg) but rather a village where people live viking lives during summer and where you are given guided tours by the inhabitants and can then wander around people's houses as you wish, looking at the great hall, the king's house, the catapult or the ship and many other things. Should you wish to live viking life yourself, that's no problem. Just contact them about joining the "SVEG" society, don your viking robe and live a few weeks with archery, handicrafts, house building and barbecuing evenings, sometimes even parties in the "Ting Hall". If that is too much for you, just rent a cottage outside the village and explore both viking life and the surrounding countryside.
As you enter Falsterbo, the houses seem bigger and so too do the cars parked outside them, but ignore that and continue to the old parts of Falsterbo where you find Kaptensgårdens restaurant and antique/maritime shop, art galleries, a café, great old Skåne houses and Falsterbo museum on the local history.