Stationen i Skäralid was completed in 1892 when the line section between Klippan and Röstånga was inaugurated. Upstairs there was then a two-room apartment for the station inspector. Six years later, the railway from Röstånga to Eslöv (southern main line) was extended. As traffic increased to Skäralid, both freight and passenger traffic, Skäralid's station needed to be expanded. In 1914, the station was completed as it looks today. The railway had its peak in the 1940s and a bit into the 1950s with freight transport for stone and timber. Skäralid was then, as now, a major tourist attraction and during the weekends, extra trains were deployed from Malmö and Copenhagen. In step with an increase in private motoring, the railway became less and less profitable and on 31 August 1961 the last passenger train ran between Klippan and Eslöv. Freight traffic continued for another time. In 1968, all railway traffic was closed to Skäralid for good.

Yellow House, or as it was formerly called Lundgren's café, was built in 1925. The house was built as a private home, but the owners Elin and Per Svensson soon found the house too large and therefore opened a café and traveling room. The rooms were rented mainly to tourists, stonemasons and other temporary residents. There was a small house on the plot called "Ateljén" which was also rented out. In 1956, the house was sold to BP's petrol company, which intended to open a petrol station, but it never came to fruition. The house was sold instead and the new owner opened an antique shop for a few years. After that, the house stood empty for many years to be bought by the Domain Authority in the late 1970s. In 1981, Sweden's first nature school was inaugurated in Gula Villan. Unfortunately, the nature school was closed down in the mid-1990s and instead Gula Villan became a hostel and tourist information for Klippan municipality.

Skäralids Camping is located in an old quarry. Stone began to be mined in Skäralid on a larger scale in 1906. By the time up to the First World War in 1914, there were about 60 employees in the quarry. The stonemasons came from Småland, Blekinge and Bohuslän where there were old traditions of quarrying. In Skäralid, many different kinds of stone were carved, such as paving stones, stepping stones, but also finer stones such as cemetery walls and monuments. Those who carved monuments were the most skilled stonemasons and were called "monumenters". They were real artists. During World War II, much stone was exported to Germany and Hitler's monuments. The quarry was closed down in the early 1970s.

Skäralid och Kopparhatten has been visited by many people for over a hundred years. Nature tourism gained momentum at the end of the 19th century when bourgeois class holidays and nature romance were in vogue. More people settled in the cities and the railway to Skäralid meant that many could go here on an excursion and experience magnificent nature. The tourist hotel in Skäralid was built in 1906 and here the bourgeoisie could live and eat well. Many Danes came here by direct train (via the ferry) from Elsinore and Copenhagen. Dance courts at Skärdammen and Kopparhatten attracted the "ordinary people" from near and far. It was not unusual to cycle to Skäralid from Simrishamn, Ystad and Trelleborg, a distance of just over 100 km!