In Skellefteå municipality there are large and varied bathing opportunities whether you like to swim in a lake, the sea, a heated pool or indoors in a bathhouse.
Municipal bathing sites are scattered throughout the municipality. The bathing areas are generally shallow and child-friendly with services in the form of both changing facilities and toilets.
- Bovikens havsbad External link. has a long and fine sandy beach.
- Boliden (Sidtjärn) offers swimming in a lake.
- Burträsk, at the campsite, you can swim in a lake.
- Byske Havsbad External link.has a long and fine sandy beach.
- Danielstens Havsbad is located about one kilometer east of the town of Bureå. There is a shallow beach with fine-grained sand, a volleyball court and changing rooms.
- Falkträskbadet A few kilometers southwest of central Skellefteå offers a large grass area and a smaller sandy beach. Here you can swim in a lake. At Falkträskbadet there is a bathing bridge that is accessible for wheelchairs and people with impaired vision. There are five water toilets, one of which is accessible and also changing rooms which are kept open during the bathing season. There is also an accessible shelter and barbecue area, benches and tables and a kiosk that is open during the summer vacation.
- Lövånger's sea bath, Klössand, is located about one mile from Lövånger. The sea bath has a very nice sandy beach with sand dunes. Find it by driving the E4 south from Skellefteå. Turn towards Munkviken. Then follow the signs.
- Mobackenbadet is an artificial natural pool with tiles and grass.
- Sjöbottsand at the village of Sjöbotten has a fine sandy beach that is particularly popular with families with children. There are toilets and an ice cream kiosk.
The municipality carries out regular checks and sampling at all municipal bathing sites.
Parking at bathing sites
It is possible to drive a car and park in designated parking spaces near the beach at all municipal and association-run natural swimming pools. In the event of an accident, emergency vehicles need to be able to get around unhindered, so it is important not to park in places that make it impossible for emergency vehicles to get around.
Parking at Falkträskbadet
It is forbidden to park along Falkträskvägen. There are parking lots at Falkträskbadet and just before the bath (a little bit north of the bath). Both places are signposted.
Other bathing areas
In addition to the municipal bathing areas, there are many other fine beaches around Skellefteå municipality. Some are designated bathing areas that are managed by, for example, villages and associations. The municipality does not carry out any checks or sampling at these sites.
Be careful with diving!
Skellefteå municipality cleans and checks the bottom of all municipal bathing areas every year. Nevertheless, it is important that you are careful not to injure yourself on objects that may be under the surface. This is especially true if you are going to jump or dive from cliffs or other heights.
Cercaria is a parasitic larva that can infect humans. It does not penetrate the skin but can cause itching that can last up to a week.
Cercaria is uncommon in bathing water in Skellefteå municipality, but it can happen occasionally.
Always shower after bathing.
All bathing sites that have more than 200 bathers on average per day must be classified as EU bathing sites. In Skellefteå municipality there are two EU baths; Bovikens havsbad and Byske havsbad.
The classification means that the municipality must take samples from the bathing sites 3-4 times per season.
Skellefteå municipality is responsible for counting the number of bathers and reporting EU baths to the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency's data host.
No, diving from the piers is not allowed.
Pets are not allowed in municipal bathing areas.
Skellefteå municipality cleans and checks the bottom of municipal bathing areas to ensure that there are no objects that visitors can injure themselves on.
Before jumping or diving from cliffs and high heights, it is important that you check that there are no obstacles or objects under the water surface that could injure you.