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Facts about Österlenbyn


South of Skillinge, close to the rocky beach is Örnahusen. The buildings are located on both sides of the coast road.
Örnahusen was once a fishing village with about 40 fishermen's cottages and outbuildings, located so close to the sea that the 1872, at the terrible November storm, all washed out into the sea.

Örnahusen has never had a real port. The small grounds and boulders that lie a bit out from the beach have been built together with a stone bridge and have served as a shelter and an additional place. Much of the old society's charm is preserved, but today it is not good seafarers who live here. The whole area is today highly sought after and new construction is underway. Many of the old houses have been restored and received modern content. Part-time residents live here, but also many year-round housing.

Two kilometers south of the burial place are beautiful white and miles long Kyhls beach, first room in the long sandy beach area that attracts so many bathers, but also bird watchers and hikers.
The buildings are mixed and in many properties activities of various kinds, crafts, and handicrafts are underway.

Broadband and other modernities have made it possible for many to move here to the idyll and take their professional activities with them. The business association has many active members. The association life is lively. Skillinge IF has significant football activities for boys as girls and inaugurates 2010 Österlen's first artificial grass plant.

The nearest larger town is Skillinge one kilometer north along the coast road. Here you will find a grocery store, shipping trade, restaurants, chapel, kiosk, maritime museum, theater, school, childcare and retirement homes.

Text: Bo Olsson, Simrishamn

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