Haukland Beach, Leknes

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  • Absolutely incredible to be able to find a beautiful beach like that far North. We camped out there with camper along with several other campers and tent campers. This is a superb place for free-camping and starting point for the fine go-, run and bike rides and swimming if you don't care about a cold dip. The sandy beach is fine grained and incredibly great.
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  • Index Kp 4: ideal destination on this January evening. Great Northern at the appointment you after a few moments of patience. Magic! Predict a headlamp to move
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  • Coming up to the beach you may think you are in the Caribbean with the crystal clear blue water and white beach. Whow. If you can stand the cold water jump in and go for a swim. Or just lay inthe sand...  more »
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  • Beautiful beach. In the first moment it is weird to have such a beautiful sand beach as it somehow doesn't fit to the rough and rocky mountains around. But it is great staying there making some fire for a barbecue, enjoying the view and the sound of the sea. 4 stars only as the toilet house could be in a better shape.
  • Feels weird and surreal to spot such a beautiful (and empty) beach amidst the surrounding rugged terrain and of course, the cold. I imagine it might be slightly more tempting in the summer to brave the cold waters, but even if you didn't come for a swim, the scenery is still worthwhile for a short walk along the beach. Do beware of the wind though
  • Fantastic beach totally unspoilt. If you are lucky go on a sunny day in the summer (June, July) as it can be cold and windy otherwise. With high winds there can be large breakers here - good for surfing with a warm suit!
  • Although camping is not allowed here, everybody does that. It has a functioning toilet, sink and a great view. There is a nice walk along the coast to see the midnight sun. You can make a fire and there are some tables as well.
  • The most visited beach in Lofoten and Vesterålen (eventhough we have some other beach pearls close by etc) This beach is famous for its white sand,in natural surroundings. It is just beside the mountaintops "Mannen/The Man","Veggen/The Wall","Tåa/The Toe" to name a few. It is popular for familys to attend to,and the past few years it has finally gotten back a café/kiosk and art shop in "Kraftstasjonen". This beach and the café has its own website,you can also find haukland beach and kraftstasjonen haukland on instagram. Both accounts runned by the owners of the café. The beach has changingrooms for men and women,and toilets each side in a small white building,black roof by the parkinglot by the beach. It is maintained daily. Other then that it is maintained by a few locals,me included. The beach is finally undergoing some new projects,mostly of them are still in the thinking and development process. But a new interesting beach project that came to life in summer 2017,was a national beachvolleyball tournament coming to life. It was a test project and it was an instant success. So they are coming back next summer with more sponsors and even more competetive classes. Haukland Beach has 2 "sister beaches". You have Vik Beach wich is for thoose who think Haukland gets abit overcrowded. And a small one at Uttakleiv too. (More windy then Haukland and Vik,but nice) The only bad thing about Haukland Beach is that the summers are very up and down. The temperature and weather varies too much. On thoose perfect clear blue sky days,it can be breathtakingly beautiful and nice. But it can also easily be a cold,wet,negative experience if you come as a tourist when the summer days are allready gone,or they still havent arrived yet. Also broken glass can lay around in the edge of water,and hidden at the beach by the water. There are partying going on at winter,early spring there,and things happen with drunk people and glass bottles. But we few locals try to gather them before any accidents happen. Positive sides: Every summer you can rent different kayaks on the beach. You can also get to dive with some of the locals with boats in the area. Theres also an old volleyball net for thoose who bring a volleyball.

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