Bygdøy Sjøbad is a little beach on the northwest side of the Bygdøy peninsula. It’s named after the old sea baths that used to be in the area, dating back to 1880. In 2008 the whole area was rehabilitated, with more sand brought in to build up the beach and pontoons and diving platforms were added.
The little cove is very calm and safe, sheltered from the wind and protected by the nearby yacht club marina and a little island called Killingen. Sjøbad is the smallest of the beaches on Bygdøy and is popular with families, but the refilled sand does mean the bottom conditions can change quite a bit.
There’s a small carpark nearby but it fills up quickly and you have to pay for parking, so the best way to get to Bygdøy Sjøbad is by bike. It’s a pretty 2km cycle through forest and farm trails along the Bygdøy peninsula from the main highway. You’ll usually find a vendor or two selling waffles and icecreams, so remember to bring some change!