During your stay at Peterslund you are close to everything that Österlen and Skåne offers. The highroads are great for biking and there’re plenty of beautiful bike paths along the sea.
The closest town to Peterslund is Simrishamn 6 kilometer away. During the summer the town sprawls with life and gets a continental touch. Along the pedestrian street and down to the harbor you’ll find many cozy cafés and restaurants. In the marina you can look at the small fishing boats while spoiling yourself with an ice cream. Also make sure to take a stroll among the houses in the old part of the town.
The sea and beaches are within 6 kilometers from Peterslund, to both south and east. In the south you’ll find the white shallow beaches of Sandhammaren and Kyhl, and to the east you’ll find deeper water and also the stunning beach of Knäbäckshusen which has a very unique environment. Simrishamn also has a beach next to a beach pavilion, and another one called Tobisvik a little further north.
At Österlen there are a wide range of tourist attractions worth a visit.
At Glimmingehus, the best-preserved medieval castle in the nordics, you can visit medieval markets, listen to ghost stories and much more.
From the viewpoint of the national park Stenshuvud you can view the entire coastline all the way from Simrishamn to Blekinge. Stenshuvud has been one of Skåne’s most beautiful national parks since 1986.
In the small fishing village of Kåseberga you can visit the museum of sea and air rescue in Sweden or buy a smoked herring in the harbor. Nearby is also the famous stone ship Ales stones, located 42 meters above sea level with magnificent views.
Mandelmann’s gardens operates an organic farm with beautiful gardens at Djupadal outside Rörum. The gardens are definitely worth a visit for people interested in gardening, and they serve delicious food made with the farm’s own products in the greenhouse. But keep in mind that your visit must be booked ahead of time.
If you are interested in history, Österlen has a unique image world preserved from the Bronze Age in a multitude of carvings around the landscape. Rock carvings can be viewed in Simris, Gladsax and Brantevik – read more at Rock of Art.
Österlen has a rich culture of arts, theater and music in all of its’ forms.
The local Theater Association “Scen Österlen“, the nonprofit theater performed by children and young adults, plays famous family musicals in a barn outside Brantevik during the summer evenings.
If you like jazz and other music then you definitely have to bring a picnic basket and go to “Jazz Under The Stars” in Skillinge.
If you’re interested in art, there’re a lot of exhibitions by local artists to visit. If you come during Easter you can participate in the famous art tour by ÖSKG.
At Skillinge Theater, a number of famous plays, concerts and performances are performed every year with talented actors in a barn outside Skillinge. You can also have a nice dinner or drink a glass of wine in the theater.
If you are interested in golf, there are golf courses in all directions. We recommend the golf course “Lilla Vik” which is an 18-hole course overlooking the sea.
Food and drinks
“Apotekarnas trädgård” is a Mediterranean garden in central Simrishamn where you can have a glass of wine on the piazza and eat a tasty stone-baked pizza surrounded by Mediterranean fauna.
The restaurant “En gaffel kort” along the pedestrian street in Simrishamn serves delicious, high quality food.
The world-class Nordic Sea Winery is also located in Simrishamn, which offers both tours, wine tasting and dinner.
In a garden in the small village of Brantevik you’ll find “Trampes“, an antique shop serving Italian Apertivo with a friendly homely atmosphere.
The classic restaurant “Branterögen” is a popular and familiar restaurant in the harbor of Brantevik. We highly recommend going Saturdays since that’s the day when they have live music.
In the middle of nowhere, between Södra Mellby and Hjälmaröd, resides the famous “Friden Gårdskrog” where you can eat stone-baked pizzas with a Swedish touch – while watching the sun go down over Skåne’s landscape.
Farm shops and flea markets
“Vilhelmsdal” is a local farm dairy whose cheeses are served in many famous restaurants around the country.
The farm “Gunnarshög” grows and processes rapeseed and produces products of all its kinds based on them. The farm also offers walking tours for those who want to see how the process works.
At “Grafmans goda” in Järrestad you’ll find charcuteries from Österlen.
“Karossgården” is a charming antique shop in Gladsax where you can find almost everything, even odd little trinkets and curiosities.
At Österlen there are plenty of flea markets during the summer. The easiest way to find them is to take the car and look out for flea market signs along the roads. The local free newspaper “Österlenmagasinet” also weekly announces the flea markets.
The small, picturesque island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea can be visited by ferry from Ystad. The island has a unique landscape with fields, forests and granite rocks. You can preferely bike around the island and stay at a Bed and Breakfast in any of the towns. The island is rich in both culture and history and there is also plenty of adventures for the kids.
At the Tourist Office in Simrishamn you can find more information about activities, read about different events and order maps and brochures, etc.
Österlen’s tourist information presents a comprehensive package of tourism information.
“Visit Österlen” the Tourist Office of Southeastern Sweden, is another agency where you can find useful information.