Stenshuvud

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Österlens Nature

Stenshuvud

Stenshuvud national park covers around 400 hectares, including 80 hectares of sea. The mountain has three peaks and the northern one is the highest and most popular for hiking with its magnificent views over the sea.

The park is covered in deciduous forests, particularly hornbeam trees, and has a beautiful beach where you can swim in the summer and go for walks all year round. Say hello to the grazing livestock in the national park who will be happy to welcome you.

The 59 stones are placed in the formation of a ship. They are 67 metres long and 19 metres wide at the widest point. The monument is believed to originate from the early Iron Age (500-1,000 AD).

Feel the history when you stand on the hill looking over the Baltic Sea. You’ll probably have your own theory about why these stones were placed here over 1,000 years ago. Gaze over the rolling landscape or watch the paragliders soaring through on wind through the steep hills.
Impressive Fauna
Stenshuvud is home to a diversity of sandy heaths, wet meadows, rocky coastland and beautiful sandy beaches. There is a bog and alder marsh on the west side of the hill. The abundant flora includes rare species such as barren strawberry, black spleenwort, sand pink, pasqueflower and immortelle.
The Stenshuvud Beach
Billed as Skåne’s most exotic beach, it’s a magnet in summer. The fine sand and shallow sea make it a paradise for families. But be careful of the currents when you swim further out.