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B&B with the Kattegat Sea in the backyard - Visit Refugium Smidstrup Strand

Are you looking for peace and tranquility? To retreat from the stress and bustle of everyday life? Refugium Smidstrup Strand is an ideal place to relax and unwind. You'll feel it as soon as you walk, bike or drive down the small road to the refuge.

Enjoy the silence and nature

Here, nature embraces you, and the sound of the sea is in the background. If you want complete silence, you can ask if the refuge's small beach church is available. There is room for meditation, quiet thoughts - or just enjoying the church from the inside.

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Read, write, and enjoy the view

During your stay, you can also read the book you've been wanting to read for a long time - or borrow one from us. You can paint, write your book or article - or just sit and enjoy the view from the terrace with your knitting and a glass of rosé wine.

If the weather is bad, you can sit indoors in 'Udsigten' and enjoy it all through the large panoramic windows.

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Sunsets and winter bathing

The colourful sunsets are a great bonus and can be seen directly from the refuge. A dip in the sea is also not bad, in winter or summer - and for an extra fee, you can use the sauna cottage of Smidstrup Winter Bathing Association, located right next to the refuge.

102 years of history

The refuge has existed for 102 years, and in the old main house, 'Stenhuset', you can enjoy your breakfast in historic surroundings. You are welcome to see Sister Signe's room on the 1st floor, which is preserved.

Go hiking in the surrounding area

Take a walk to Gilleleje on the Gilbjergstien, see the Søren Kierkegaard stone, which is another reminder of a bygone era, and continue along the path all the way to Gilleleje while enjoying the view of Sweden. It's just one of the many hiking trails in the area.

Eat your lunch and dinner locally

You can also rent a bike at the refuge and explore further, for example to Gribskov Spisekammer, which includes everything from farm sales of their own products to gastronomic experiences. We recommend that you use local places, as we only provide breakfast for you.

Idyllic and calm on the beach

Before bedtime, you can take another dip in the sea. You can also rent a bonfire pit for the beach and let the evening calm settle over a fantastic day - in line with Hans Christian Andersen's famous words: "To travel is to live."

Perhaps you're lucky enough to see the two playful dolphins by the coast. They've visited before.

Treat yourself to a trip to Refugium Smidstrup Strand

Treat yourself to a trip to Refugium Smidstrup Strand. Slow down, feel the silence spreading through your body, and enjoy the space and time for exactly what you came for.