Along the long and indented coastline of Kvädö Nature Reserve you can experience an undisturbed and primary type of coniferous forest. Out in the archipelago the bird life is rich with both migratory and nesting species.
The State-owned Kvädö Nature Reserve includes parts of Licknevarpefjärden, the Kvädö peninsula, Svinö and a large number of islands and skerries to the east, which totals an area of 3970 hectares including water. Adjoining Kvädö Nature Reserve is Licknevarpefjärden Nature Reserve.
The Kvädö peninsula has a long and indented coastline with shores that occasionally have high cliffs. Gently rounded smooth rocks suitable for both bathing and sunbathing are to be found here and there. The southern parts of the peninsula are covered with an undisturbed primary-type coniferous forest. There are also fine areas of deciduous forest in the north with two groves of Oak, Hazel and Birch that have underlying beds of gravel.
Kvädö has a beautiful agricultural countryside that is characteristic of the archipelago. A strip of oak forest with a rich flora often surrounds the cultivated fields. The land is worked by the tenant of Kvädö Farm who ensures that his livestock graze this traditional farmland.
The archipelago east of the Kvädö peninsula consists of tree-clad islands and bare cobs and skerries. The rich bird life includes both Eider and Velvet Scoter. Those islands that are included in the bird protection zone have signs that give the dates when access is forbidden.
At Kvädö Rotskär there are large, smooth lichen-covered rocks, from where there are fine views of the surrounding archipelago.
Information leaflets on the coastal reserves can be obtained in Valdemarsvik.