Pop over to Marstrand, just a 2 minute ferry crossing from Koon for another lovely coastal path.
Take the ferry to Marstrand Island, where another fabulous and easy-going coastal trail is waiting. Be sure to take your swimming costume and a towel to indulge in a refreshing dip at one of the various bathing spots along the way.
There are many beautiful spots to go for a swim whilst on this walk, just dont be alarmed if you come across a naked local or two around the Carlsten Fortress area as it's nude bathing only!
As the majority of this route is coastal be sure to check weather forecasts before heading out and stay clear of the waters edge if the seas are rough. Take good care when walking on the rocks during/after wet weather as they can be extremely slippery.
A pair of sturdy walking trainers will be enough for this route if you dont want to wear full hiking boots. Along with the rest of your usual gear for a day outdoors remember to pack a wind/waterproof and an extra layer, especially on these coastal walks.
On a hot day be sure to pack your swim suit and suncream!
Food and Drink
There is a good selection of restaurtants, bars and cafes all around the ferry terminal where you arrive on Marstrand Island.
Points of interest
At the highest point on Marstrand Island, Carlsten Fort was built in the 1700s to protect the town from invaders and did so for over 300 years. These days the fortress is a captivating place to visit for its guided tours, themed dinners (Viking, medieval and Bohuslän cuisine etc), historical re-enactments and views of the town and archipelago. You can sense the fascinating past of the fortress as a line of defence and a jail for notorious prisoners. On top of its tower is one of the best spots to see the action in the world-class sailing events and regattas that take place here during the summer.
Located of the coast to the south-west of Marstrand the small island of Ärholmen opened a gas plant in 1918 dedicated to the manufacture of acetylene gas used in lighthouses. Due to the major risk of explosion, electrical devices, cables and indoor lighting were forbidden at the plant. Instead high windows were installed which allowed external lights to shine in. The gas plant closed in 1965 and the buildings you see on the island are now privately owned.
This tour is available on the following itineraries: WTBWS, WTBWSSB, WTWSE