Lifecruiser schreeching sand beach
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Our summer paradise, the small island Fårö, outside Swedens east coast, has a lot of wonderful sand beaches, among Sweden’s best beaches.

This is just one of the smaller ones of them, Skärsviken, which is not so known of the tourists – as you can tell because it’s so empty despite the fact that this is in the middle of the day.

In this photo taken in July 2007, you can see that the beach and the sand dunes are very flat, which is not always the case. They changes a lot from year to year depending how the weather has been in the winter.

The year before that, there were bigger sand dunes to take cover in, both from the wind and nosy eyes ;-)

What’s so special with this particular beach is that the fine sand makes a screeching sound when you walk there – even if you’re barefooted!!!

The other beaches at Fårö doesn’t make this kind of screech, but that may be because they have even more fine sand than this one has. The other ones sand quality is the finest there can be.

I’ve never heard that screeching anywhere before, have you?

Captain Beaches Lifecruiser

24 Comments on “The screeching sand beach”

    Mark said:

    Hi Capt’n,
    I’ve feel obliged to ask, why do you need sand dunes to take cover in, are you up to something….nudge nudge wink wink

    Cheers Mark

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    Gattina said:

    I wished I could walk there and hear my screechings but the weather should be like on the picture and not like last “summer”. Today it’s spring here ! Sunshine and 15° !!! unbelievable for February !

    Lifecruiser said:

    Of course I’m up to something, Mark – aren’t I always…? *giggles*

    Lifecruiser said:

    You shouldn’t have told me that Gattina…. 15° AND sunshine… *dreamy look on my face*

    We’ve hardly seen the sun this winter, but I guess we have to be glad that we don’t have the snow masses they have in Toronto according to Tricia :mrgreen:

    claudie said:

    Screeching sound! No never. Even if I know beautiful beaches here! But you will laugh, I found a capuccino wich make screeching sound when you put hot water on it! And I adore some cakes wich make this sound when you eat them! Nothing to see with sand of course but with our sens of taste! the photo remembers to me your summer wacations in Faro!

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    Mandy said:

    You know I grew up Cape Cod. This is the beach that was close to my childhood home.
    I remember this beach with so much fondness and the screeches of a happy child.

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    Maribeth said:

    I should say that the above is from me and not my daughter!

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    Sara said:

    What a beautiful coastline. Today would be a lovely day to stroll along the beach. Sara from farmingfriends

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    Lifecruiser said:

    I already guessed that Maribeth :-)

    Ah, your Surf Drive beach looks just as wonderful as mine…. It’s funny how similar things can be, yet so far apart in the world!

    I just love ALL beaches and I’m really longing for one right now! I love to walk at beaches, not just lay there…


    Maybe the sand is screeching because you are hurting it by stepping on it. Just saying. Have a great day. :)

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    SwordMama said:

    I’ve heard that screeching sound at Folly beach here a lot. There are a lot of dunes there too. I hear ya about the fun behind the sand dunes. :smile:

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    kml said:

    It looks so inviting – beautifully captured!

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    TorAa said:

    Hm – screetching Sand Dunes? let me think (can I at all do that – lol).
    Yeah – at the Pasific Coast, outside Valdivia in Chile. The Humboldt Stream prevented us from bathing.

    PS. Can’t recall we were there last year– But in such a short time, we can’t see it all.

    Have a better week to come

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    genny said:

    Wow thats awesome very pretty beach i love it i miss my home place… mine is up late…

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    Kango said:

    Looks like tourist heaven. The kind of beach which tourists dream of, but never get in reality. I can’t believe it’s so beautiful and there’s nobody to appreciate it…

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    can you swim there? summer’s already here in this part of the world and people are flocking to the beaches

    Hootin' Anni said:

    I’ve never experienced ‘screeching sand’………but I sure as heck would WANT to…is this an open invitation? LOL

    Joey said:

    True, I’ve never heard of screeching sound before! It would have been nice if I would have been able to also hear it :) )
    With a little luck,who knows… maybe I’ll walk on that beach one day and hear that screeching sound myself!

    MarkMiller said:

    At this photo Fårö looks like Maldives! :mrgreen:

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    The beach’s just too beautiful… I can’t imagine it screeching as I walk on it! hehe….

    Jason Pearson said:

    I have never heard of screeching sand. I haven’t been to that many beaches though to speak definitively on the subject. Thanks for sharing this though. Looks like a great place to visit.

    wierch said:

    I’m looking for a nice place for my holidays. I’ve never been in Sweeden. Foto looks very interesting, and, screeching sand it could be fun ! :smile:

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    I live in England so this looks like paradise to me!

    David Parish said:

    Across the bay from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil there is a beautiful beach with pristine water (unfouled by city sewage). The sand there is beautiful and sounds like tires sliding on asphalt when you kick your feet through it. It’s the first time in my life I ever experienced anything like it. Very cool!!

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