There are four entrances to Kosterhavet National Park: Strömstad, Saltö, Rossö and Resö.
Kosterhavet’s entrance in Strömstad is located at the Strömstad information centre in North harbour by the berthing place of Kosterbåtarna/the Koster Boats. Here you will find information about tour boats, lodging and what’s happening in and around Kosterhavet. There is a bronze model here of Kosterhavet National Park as well as an information board and information material. In the Strömstad information centre right next to it, you will find information on tour boats, lodging and what’s happening in and around Kosterhavet.
In the middle of Saltö there is a car park with a kiosk that is open in the summer, a WC building and a rubbish room. There is also a national park symbol sculpture, a bronze model of Kosterhavet National Park and an information board and information material. From the car park, paths lead down to the sea. By the swimming area you will find a snorkel trail, an underwater nature path. Walk across the rocks and look out across the broad sea.
Download a brochure about Saltö here (pdf, 941 kB)
Kosterhavet’s Rossö entrance is staffed and housed in the newly built harbour warehouse at Rossö harbour. Here you will find an exhibition about the national park and about Rossö as a lobster centre. Nature meets culture; the exhibition describes Kosterhavet’s diversity and how life on the coast has always been influenced by proximity to the sea. You can also watch a beautiful slide show here. The entrance has a small café as well. Outside there is a national park symbol sculpture, a bronze model of Kosterhavet National Park and an information board.
Today there is a temporary entrance with a national park symbol sculpture, a bronze model of Kosterhavet National Park, an information board and information material. In the small fishing harbour on Resö, you can get in touch with the commercial fishing carried on in Kosterhavet. This is the home harbour for several shrimp trawlers. The entrance on Resö is the object of detailed planning, which is being pursued by Tanum municipality. In parallel with these efforts, the Resö community association wants to expand the harbour, which means that the plan will take into account more functions than the entrance itself, including the harbour and parking places.