Culture and leisure in Sotenäs are very much characterised by the proximity to the sea and nature. More and more people, not in the least tourists from across the globe, are attracted by the “wilderness”, space, the extremely clean air, cliffs, beaches and the untameable sea.
Cultural history is vibrant, amongst others through fishery and the quarrying industry. Smögen’s local history society, Hållö Vänner and Hållö Fyrförening are good examples of how enthusiasts cherish the area’s cultural history.
The many associations in the municipality play an important role for the culture and leisure sector, not in the least where children and young people are concerned. In the case of events and festivals, local trade and industry are often initiator and organiser.