Grabbed through the ages
Industries such as trade, shipping, the canning and fishing industry contributed to the development of society during the 19th century. Restaurant Grebys is located in a magazine beautifully located at Grebbestad’s harbor entrance and has a past as a canning factory.
In addition to the fishing harbor and the pier, the resort’s neo-Gothic granite church from the 1890s may well be worth a visit. And if you want to experience the archipelago outside Grebbestad from the best vantage point, we recommend following the path up at Stöberget’s highest peak.
Oysters from Grebbestad
The Oyster Academy has its seat in Grebbestad. A non-profit association that works to increase knowledge and interest in the Swedish oyster ostrea edulis. The Nordic oyster opening championships are held in May each year in Grebbestad. Oyster Day at the beginning of September is a dear folk party as also the SM in oyster opening takes place at the resort. TanumStrand’s oysters are hand-picked by the Klemming brothers from the sea off Grebbestad.
The Klemming brothers are licensed oyster fishermen, which is required to pick up and sell oysters. An oyster takes at least six years to achieve the best grade. Klemming is almost alone in selling wild oysters and accounts for about 90 percent of all oysters that reach fishmongers and exclusive restaurants throughout Sweden. The oyster has become a specialty for the resort.
Bathing and Relaxation Grabbestad
Around the turn of the century, Grebbestad became known as a bathing and spa resort. The mud in the sea bay was considered to be very health-promoting and mud cures were offered. During this period there were both cold and hot bath houses, in 1974 the longest preserved building – the cold bath house was demolished. Today, the SPA tradition lives on at TanumStrand and there are many nice beaches and swimming spots in the area around Grebbestad.
Beer from Grebbestad
Grebbestad Brewery is the oldest and one of Sweden’s foremost microbreweries. Here, beer is brewed according to local traditions in handmade copper pans. Under brewmaster Johan Hansson’s careful craftsmanship, Grebbestad Brewery drops just over 600,000 liters of beer a year, all according to traditional recipes and brewing methods.