Located in the south west, Bore Norway offers one of the best surf beach environments you’ll find in the country. Wide golden sands, running around 3 km in length this is a natural beauty spot for good reason.
On a recent trip to Jaeren Norway I stumbled across the small location of Bore. For some it maybe referred to as Borestranden Beach yet for me the name “Bore” is a lot more fun. Of course we have to play on the name and ask if Bore is indeed living up to it’s name?
Well, if I’m honest there’s not a heck of a lot you can do there apart from go to the beach. Located just outside of Kleppe and around 10 km from Stavanger airport you have to drive on some narrow country roads to arrive at a free parking area by the beach.
Just as you arrive you’ll notice a small camping and caravan park close by. This is probably the only hint of civilisation you’ll have in sight unless you come across a busy beach.
I parked up here early one weekday evening in May and the place was almost deserted, just how I like it.
There were a few sand dunes to overcome and in fact sand dunes seem to be a common theme along the beaches of Jaeren Norway.
The beach at Bore is famous as being popular with surfers and wind surfers. It is also possible at times to have lessons on the beach. However at the time of my visit there was no one around so the waves were fairly undisturbed by human activity.
Any surfing experts may know this as one of the best surf beaches in the area. When referring to surf conditions here the wave is “beach break” (- apparently that means the waves break as they reach the beach, as opposed to further out on a reef or rock).
Also there is sand underneath the water as opposed to rocks so this makes it a great place for beginner level surfers. Unsurprisingly though the water is rather cold!
The beach is also very popular with hikers, joggers and horse riders. There were some horses in a nearby field too just to emphasise this point.
I found the beach to be almost immaculately clean, there was just one blemish of rubbish to be found.
The sand was plentiful and golden. The scenery was stunning to compliment the sound of crashing waves.
Bore beach runs from Hodne in the south and runs to the mouth of the Figgio river in the north. Maybe it is more than a coincidence that the word “bore” as a noun can also mean an abrupt rise of tidal water inland from the mouth of an estuary, otherwise known as “a tidal bore”. (Sorry, am I boring you now?)
So is Bore Norway boring or not?
Whilst the beach is absolutely stunning (shame it wasn’t a warm day), there really wasn’t much else to the location of Bore in Norway.
There were some pretty fields and a nice looking church.
Beyond that I would struggle for things to do. I couldn’t even find any refreshment stalls or public toilets by the beach.
So is this quaint place in Norway boring? Not a chance. It is a gorgeous beach. But I’d recommend you have somewhere to go afterwards.