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Hike to the beaches in Grimstad

  • Storgata 1a, Grimstad
  • +47 37250168
  •  /  km From You

Go hiking to the town beach or Groos recreation area.

From the tourist office, follow the quays past Odden Shopping Centre. After the marina, and before the apartment complex, turn left.Climb the hill and you have reached the idyllic Town Beach with its large grassy area.

For Groos, continue along Bark Silas Vei and then follow Vesterled. Turn left into Grooseveien, walk for approx. 1 km and you’ll see Groos Recreation Area. Beautiful beaches, a floating jetty and rock plateaus provide excellent swimming opportunities for young and old alike. Vast fields with beach volleyball court, children’s playground and summer restaurant. On your return trip you can follow Groosebekken. Pick up the trail by the car park at Lille Groos, then cross Grooseveien and continue along the stream. Back at Grooseveien, turn right at the crossroads and follow Vesterled to the town centre.

Duration: Approx. 10 min to the Town Beach, approx. 30 min to Groos.

Terrain: Flat and on tarmac

Level of difficulty: Easy

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  • Source: Grimstad Turistkontor

Outdoor Activities

  • Barbeque site
  • Boat trips
  • Guided trips
  • Hunting and fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sea fishing
  • Swimming in the sea


Effort Level
1-4 hours
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Grimstad, Norway
The latitude and longitude
58° 20' 24" N / 8° 35' 38" E
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