There are a couple of shallow patches on the entrance to Varberg, so its well worth going up to the channel
bouy before turning. The rather dull harbour hides an intertesting and surprisingly large town. The harbour is to starboard
of the ferry port, and once past the marina (for locals only), the inner harbour pool is for guests. In high season boats
cram in to a stern anchor, but in other times you can lie alongside the quay. Water and Electricity are in short supply,
and the showers are a long walk round the harbour from the moorings on the Port side. Ferries run from here twice a day
to Grenaa in Denmark.
There are a number of craft workshops at the end of the marina, and the Trädgården shopping mall, incorporating
a Konsum supermarket, is about 5 minutes walk (There is a much better ICA at the other end of the town), as is the
railway station. The town, just beyond the supermarket, is built on the grid principle round a large square (markets on
some days), but the grid is much less in evidence than elsewhere. There are a broad range of resturants (at least 20) catering
for all tastes, and plenty of shops.
Right by the harbour is a strange building looking like a cross between the Taj Mahal and the Brighton
Pavillion - it turns out to be an open air swimming pool. Also adjacent is the imposing Varberg Castle, which dates from
1588, and is now a museum.
About 5km south of Varberg is the village of Träslövsläge, with its own large marina.