Bathing beach in Knäbäckshusen
The popular Knäbäckshusens Strand, also known as Rörums Strand, is a narrow, several kilometres long natural sandy beach near the coastal village Knäbäckshusen in the northern half of the municipality of Simrishamn.
Knäbäckshusens Strand consists of almost white fine-grained sand and stretches for more than three kilometres from the fishing village of Vik in the south to the border of Stenshuvuds Nationalpark in the north, where the beach line merges seamlessly into Stenshuvuds Strand.
What makes Knäbäckshusens Strand so popular and one of the most beautiful beaches in the southern Swedish province of Skåne is its special location and atmosphere. It is situated at the foot of a high dune belt, which is forested with dense pine trees all the way down to the beach. This creates a feeling of seclusion as well as an almost exotic flair due to the trees that grow right down to the beach and partly reach out to the water.
In the immediate vicinity of the shore line the beach is gravelly and in the water there are some larger boulders on the otherwise sandy seabed. The shore is very shallow and you have to walk quite far into the sea to swim. But when swimming there, like on all the other beaches in the east of Skåne, you have to be very careful because of the frequent undercurrents.
The small wooden chapel Knäbäckskapellet is located directly above the beach on the level of the village Knäbäckshusen. It is often used as a romantic wedding church in summer.