Situated right out where the fjord meets the open sea, Furustranda is a popular walking area and place to swim, just a few minutes from the centre of Langesund. There is a small sandy/stone beach, an area of open limestone rocks and a larger stone beach.
Bamble municipality is undertaking a major upgrade of the site, which is sure to become one of the most popular places to visit along the coast. It’s a fantastic place to take photos of the sea when a storm is raging and of beautiful Langøya straight across the sound.
Furustranda is very exposed to the elements, and when the sea and wind are at their most dramatic, many people come here to watch the waves being thrown against the shore. There are benches and picnic tables, WCs, HC-toilet, rubbish bins and parking, and it’s a good place to enjoy the tranquillity as you look out to sea and the people in boats sailing into and out of Langesund.
The area is of botanic and geological interest with Cambro–Silurian rock types. The vegetation comprises both calcareous pine forest and deciduous forest. There are several red-listed species in the area. The path from Furustranda up to Tangen Fort is popular with people walking on the Langesund peninsula.
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Workshop and gallery in Langesund.
Langesund customs warehouse as it stands today was erected in 1869.
The old guardhouse is now a customs museum, with artefacts found there from long ago.
Tollpakkboden is a log-built warehouse, the main part of which dates from the early 1700s.
Great hiking area near Rognstranda in Bamble. Beautiful forests and flora.
Bamble is dominated by two types of landscape with completely different geological…
The landscape with the escarpments, "flauane" in Norwegian, is characteristic of the…
Bamble Church is a large wooden structure dedicated in 1845.
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Gallery Grindbakken is a small and exciting gallery by the water's edge at Stathelle.
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