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Photographer: Lars-Gunnar Hallsten

The seaside boardwalk

The seaside boardwalk Strandpromenaden is Uddevalla’s pride and joy. The wooden boards run snugly along the steep mountain walls and the ocean. Many people prefer this route when walking to Gustafsberg, Sweden’s first seaside resort.

The Strandpromenad, and especially the stretch Svenskholmen-Skeppsviken-Gustafsberg-Lindesnäs, has become the pride of the citizens of Uddevalla. In 2009, it was named Sweden's most beautiful road by the Swedish Road Administration and awarded Beautiful Road's award! It has been incredibly appreciated by both visitors and residents. An obvious excursion. During the summer season you can take the boat M / S Sunningen, which docks to the jetties along the promenade. 

During a walk along the promenade, Uddevallas history passes through. At the starting point, Skalbankarna, there are remains from the stone age settlements and the banks are unique fossil remains from the last ice age about 10,000 years ago. 

The promenade continues alongside Bäveån through the idyllic Regiment Park and past Bohusläns Regiment Museum, with exhibitions about the landscape's military history and Bohusläns Regiment, which was placed in Uddevalla.

During the 50's Uddevalla expanded vigorously when the shipyard was extended and the Strandpromenad cut through the district of Tureborg, which was named after the castle that Ture Malmgren built nearby.

The only remain from the castle is one of the towers, but Ture's romantic home, Villa Elfkullen, remains on a hillside by the river.

The promenade continues down to Vadbacken's small houses and through the park, Hasselbacken where the city church stands tall and then follows the old channel through the city center to Bäveån's outlet. On the north side of the dock lies Bohuslän Museum, one of Sweden's most visited, and here you get an additional dose of the history of Bohuslän and the life of its residents.

The Strandpromenad continues on the south side towards Skeppsviken's swimming spots and here you walk along the spectacular wooden boardwalk, which is anchored in the mountain wall on one side.

The swimming spot by Bodele and the open-air pool Landbadet is passed before arriving at Gustafsberg, Sweden’s oldest seaside resort, reminiscent of resort life from olden times. Now it’s only a short distance along Byfjorden and the beautiful summer villas from the end of the 19th century remain before the goal is reached in Lindesnäs. 

Contact information

Uddevalla Turistinformation

Södra Hamnen 2

45142 Uddevalla

Phone: +46522 698480

E-mail: info@uddevalla.com

Website: uddevalla.com