If you drive along Strandvejen from Helsingør towards Copenhagen, you come to the former fishing village of Espergærde. Over the last 150 years, Espergærde has developed from a small, quiet fishing village to a district in the larger urban area of Espergærde-Snekkersten-Helsingør.
Along Strandvejen and at the marina, you can still get a sense of the old fishing village. In the nineteenth century, the coast near Espergærde became a favourite destination for urban holidaymakers, and several hotels were erected around the turn of the century.
Flynderupgård Museum enjoys a stunning location nestled between Egebæksvang Forest and cultivated fields. The museum focuses on the history of the local fishermen and farmers and is well worth a visit. Adjacent to the museum is a historic farm and the commemorative Spisestuen (The Dining Room), where the food is prepared according to historical recipes.
Espergærde has excellent shopping options including Espergærde Centre, which offers 39 specialty shops and 3 large supermarkets as well as free parking. Espergærde is a station on the Kystbanen (Coast Line) between Copenhagen and Helsingør, and from Mørdrup station there is also a train connection to Hillerød via the Local Railway.