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Sandhamn and Sandön

Listed under Islands in Stockholm, Sweden.

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Sandhamn translates to Sand Harbour, and is located on Sandön, which translates to Sand Island.  The natural harbour is beautiful, and well loved by pleasure boaters, most of them hopping over from Stockholm, which is only 50kms away.  People have been pleasure tripping over here for a hundred years at least, and cafes, restaurants and other visitor facilities and attractions have been built along this pretty shore.  Visitors can also come over via ferry.  

The centre of town is has a mixture of wooden houses and more ornate summer villas built at the opening of the 20th Century, but along the water's edge the famous tower and chapel, and the bakeries and cafes and tavernas were all built more recently.  

Written by  Emilie Stokes.

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