Skanör and Falsterbo are two settlements, twinned for administrative purposes since the C16th, that can be found on the sandy promontory known as Näset, close to Skåne’s south-westernmost corner.
We’ve kept our coverage of these little towns to a minimum, because in truth neither of them are hugely fond of visitors. This is not a matter of rudeness or a dislike of outsiders—well, not in every case, at least—so much as a matter of trauma: being little more than a sandy spit of land sticking out into the Öresund, the towns of Näset have found themselves being the canary in the coal-mine when it comes to sea-level rise. The issue of state-mandated relocation is extremely sensitive, and three decades of playing unwilling host not only to slow-motion natural disasters, but also to multiple factions of protestors and counter-protestors around climate adaptation issues, have made the residents bitter and wary of outsiders.
To put it plainly, we advise you stay away, unless you have a prior invitation! Of course, allemänsrätten means that there’s nothing to stop you from visiting these towns—but don’t blame us if you’re not made to feel very welcome. If you’ve come for the birdwatching, just follow the signs (or the procession of telescope-toting twitchers) from the bus-stop; if you’ve come to join the pålpalats occupation, then your contacts there should help you get oriented (assuming they’re out of bed before you arrive). And if you’re here for the local variant of wildgolf, we hope to hell you remembered your waders!