At only a 15 minutes walk from the city centre you’ll find Ribersborgsstranden (Ribersborg beach) or “Ribban” – as referred to by locals. The beach itself and its surrounding leisure areas cover 79 hectares and stretches from the canal “Turbinkanalen” close to “Västra Hamnen”, all the way to the marina by the southern port (Södra Fiskehamnen).
The whole area is immensely popular and offers a wide range of organized activities as well as facilitates spontaneous activities of all sorts! You can go golfing, practice archery, go wakeboarding or visit “Naturum” and learn about the local fauna and flora. There are also volleyball -, baseball-, rugby- and cricket courts, and even a paddock for horse riding. During the summer months, there are also fitness classes, Zumba, salsa dancing and much more.
Locals come here to jog, play with their dogs, have picnics, throw parties and of course swim! On warm summer days, Ribban is frequented by thousands of locals and visitors alike, which might sound crowded, but those 79 hectares allow for a lot of personal space if desired!
My favourite activity however is to stay behind when most people have left, sit down, listen to the sound of the ocean and watch the sunset over the water. It never ceases to amaze me and I highly recommend it! Bring a blanket, pack your picnic basket and choose a spot anywhere along Ribban, face the ocean and just enjoy – perhaps the most spectacular sunset you’ll ever see.