Bømlo is Sunnhordland's last bulwark before the open sea, acting as a long-drawn shelter for the islands and the villages within.
At Bømlo you can experience wild and rough sea, as well as miles and miles shimmering sea. Habitation at Bømlo is dispersed, gathered in five densely populated areas. The municipal centre and main shopping site is Svortland. The municipality is an eldorado for persons interested in fishing, and offers many overnight accommodation alternatives - as well as allowing everybody to try their fishermen's luck, either from boat or onshore.