Beach resort on the Öresund
Bjärred is a small town on the Lommabukten (Lomma Bay) on the Öresund and is located 5 kilometers north of Lomma, the main town of the municipality.
Bjärred is the second largest town in the municipality with around 10,000 inhabitants. It was created as a seaside resort for the neighboring town Lund in the 19th century. Today, the town consists of family houses and has the typical appearance of a wealthy suburb.
History of Bjärred
In the late 19th century, the former fishing village began to transform into a popular seaside resort. In 1901 there was opened a railway connection to Lund. In its heyday, Bjärred recorded up to 5,000 visitors a day on summer weekends who came by train from Lund or by ship from Malmö. Bjärred belonged to the better known and most popular seaside resorts in Skåne, like Mölle and Falsterbo.
The interest in Bjärred faded slowly over the decades and the heyday as a seaside resort was over when the railway line closed in 1939 and with the beginning of World War II. The old bath house from the 19th century, was the victim of ice winter 1941/42. The only relic from the old days are the former station building and a park with the regionally known Saltsjöbadens Kiosk, popularly known as Sommarkiosk.
The dream of a bath house in Bjärred remained for more than 50 years. It eventually led to the foundation of an association, which procured the necessary funds from numerous members, sponsors and the public sector and built a new bath house in 2004.