Båstad kommun is the most northwesterly of all Skåne’s kommuner, the last stop before Halland and the greater west coast as it stretches northward toward Gothenburg. The town for which it is named sits along a north-facing bay, and is famed as a high-class holiday resort, as well as being the home of Swedish tennis.
Meanwhile Bjärehalvön, the peninsula to the south and west of Båstad, is an agricultural hotspot even within the context of a county defined by agriculture. Bjärehalvön is, in particular, a place for potatoes—to the extent that it might make you reconsider the humble tuber, from both a culinary and a cultural perspective.
Provided you steer clear of potential pirates, there are some glorious locations along the coast, of course—most notably Hovs Hallar, which was immortalised in the chess-with-Death scene from Ingmar Bergman’s The Seventh Seal—but the local’s would tell you that its true beauty is to be found beneath your feet, in the soil itself.