It’s summer, it’s hot, and you want to go to the beach. Where should you go? I recommend Paradisbukta on Bygdøy. It is called Paradise Bay for a reason, it is a small and idyllic secluded beach with perfect white sand.
Most tourists who visit Bygdøy, the peninsula on the Western side of Oslo, go there to visit the different museums. The sun seekers tend to end up at Huk, which is the most accessible beach at the tip of the peninsula. But what you should do instead is to take the bus to Huk and go for a little walk to get to Paradisbukta. On summer days it can be quite busy, so if you want a bit more peace you can walk along the sea in either direction until you find your perfect spot. There are plenty of trees for hanging your hammock, and the beach is a bit rocky but shallow and good for swimming. Remember to bring sunscreen, a bathing suit, water and lunch!
To get there you take bus 30 Bygdøy all the way to the final stop, Huk. Then you follow the signs to Paradisbukta along the trail through the forest. It is an easy 1.2-km walk and takes about 10-15 mins. There are portable toilets and a tap for drinking water by the beach.