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Måkläppens Naturreservat 2011
Måkläppens Naturreservat 2011 | Photo: GuidebookSweden (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Mini-Map of Sweden with marker at Vellinge Kommun

Måkläppens Naturreservat

Nature reserve near Falsterbo

The island Måkläppen is located off the southern tip of the peninsula Falsterbonäset. It consists of sand deposits which constantly changing their shape and size due to ocean currents and wind.

The island is an important breeding area for many shorebirds such as common eiders, European herring gulls and Arctic terns. It is also an important place for harbor seals and gray seals and was declared a nature reserve in 1902.

The reserve is the oldest in Sweden and protects a unique landscape for over 100 years. Entering the sandbanks is not allowed, but you can observe the area from the southern tip of the headland.

239 40 Falsterbo
55°22′40.6″N 12°48′38.4″E

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