On warm and nice summer days, the beach at Hellestø is the perfect spot for sun-seeking people. In winter and autumn, people like to come here to witness the particular light in these parts of the country, as well as the powerful elements that are present when strong winds are pounding against the beach.
Popular activities are swimming, beach walking and the annual kite festival. You can also experience the Hellestøfjell (mountain), a familiar beacon for the boating people. The Hellestøfjell is 92 metres above sea level. The beach is located southwest of the Stavanger International Airport, Sola. From the beach, you can spot the Feistein lighthouse in the open sea.
Important information on how to behave along the beaches at Jæren
- It is forbidden to drive motorised vehicles
- In the bird protection areas, you cannot exercise activities of disturbing effect; surfing, board sailing, kiting and dog walking.
- It is prohibited to surf/board sailing/kiting in the bird-protected areas from 1 October to 31 March
- Horseback riding, bike riding, camping and tenting in the sand dunes are prohibited
- You must not walk on farmland during the growing season
- Respect people's privacy. Do not set up a tent any nearer than 150 meters from a house or a cottage
- You'll need permission from the land owner if you camp for longer than 2 nights
- Do not light a fire in nature between 15 April to 15 September
- Respect the fact that others might use the area as their livelihood
- If you bring along a dog in nature, you are obligated to keep it on a leash where livestock is grazing. Remember the general laws on keeping dogs on a leash
- For hunting and fishing, special rules apply that you need to be aware of
- Flying with drones is forbidden throughout the entire landscape protection area
- Larger events are not allowed without a special dispensation