Sunday drives have become a favourite weekend activity when we're hanging around Stavanger. It gives us an opportunity to escape the city, see a change of scenery, explore the region and get out on the open road.
Last weekend, we visited a beach South of Stavanger. We took the scenic route along Nordsjøvegen and followed the signs to the beach. The beaches here on the Southern tip of Norway always surprise me. I'm never expecting the long, white, sandy beach and the clear, blue/green water reminiscent of much warmer locations. While it was a little chilly, there were lot's of people out taking walks and kids chasing waves & playing in the sand.
There's a restaurant on the edge of the parking lot and I imagine the entire area to get quite busy on a warm summer day. We'll have to make a point to come back when we can shed the parkas.
The drive along the coast to the beach was about 45 minutes from Stavanger, with a couple of stops along the way. We also continued down Nordsjøvegen road after our stop at the beach and looped back up through the mountains.