Korea in General · Places to visit

[Touring With Pandas] Korea’s Famous Beaches Pt. 1

Hey my beautiful Pandas! It’s Vanessa and I’m back with another update of my series! I sincerely apologize for not updating last Friday, it was Finals week so there wasn’t enough time for both.

This week’s topic is about famous and mesmerizing beaches in South Korea! Make sure to leave a comment below for any questions, suggestions, or others and you may be responsible for next week’s blog.

Let’s get started then!

1. Sokcho Beach – Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do

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Address: 190, Haeoreum-ro, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do

The most famous landmark of this beach is its proud picturesque pine trees that line the white sandy coast. What garnered a lot of tourists to this particular beach is the two other big tourist attractions near it, including Yeongnangho Lake and Seoraksan Mountain. Visitors to the beach can rent a boat and fishing rod and go fishing near Jodo Island or walk towards the pier and eat fresh sushi at one of the local fish markets.

Some annual events that take place at this location includes the Haedoji (Sunrise) Festival on January 1st of every year and many others that are held during the beach swimming period from July and August.

A fairly noticeable landmark at the beach is a green statue of a tree with beautifully carved hearts as its leaves.

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2. Gyeongpo Beach – Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do

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Address: San 1, Anhyeon-dong, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do

This beach is the largest on the east coast and is about a kilometer away from Gyeongpodae Pavilion, which is famous for its sunrise view. The most striking feature of this beach is its powdery sand, perfect for walking barefoot on. There is also a beautiful pine tree forest near the beach for long leisure walks.

Activities includes banana boating, jet-skiing, and water-skiing. In addition, there is an event held between the end of July and early August called the Summer Beach Art Festival that features cultural events and folk performances.

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3. Naksan Beach – Yangyang-gun, Gangwon-do

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Address: 59, Haemaji-gil, Ganghyeon-myeon, Yangyang-gun, Gangwon-do

Being one of the top beaches in Gangwon-do, Naksan Beach is located Northeast of Seoul and draws more than a million visitors each summer. Its sandy beach runs along clear waters with a row of pine trees that line the coast.  In addition to its already beautiful nature, tourists and visitors are able to go banana boating and jet-skiing.

Besides the typical activities of beaches, Naksan Beach is also good for people interested in Korean culture as it is near the Naksansa Temple and Ulsangdae Pavilion, which was built in the honor of the Great Monk Ulsang.

4. Guryongpo Beach – Pohang-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do

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Address: 6, Homi-ro 426beon girl, Guryongpo-eup, Nam-gu, Pohang-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do

The location of this beach is about 24 kilometers away from Pohang and 1.5 kilometers away from Guryongpo-eup. This beach is among one of the favorites of swimming enthusiasts due to its gentle slope of the ocean floor and the clear water. It is also lined with a thick grove of pine trees on one side and offers a clear view of the coast that leads out into the sea.

5. Eurwangni Beach – Incheon

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Address: 15, Eurwang-ro 13beon-gil, Jung-gung, Incheon

This beach is near Seoul and the Incheon National Airport, an ideal location to capture the attention of passing tourists and travelers. The main features of this beach are described with its gorgeous views and white sands, also including the beach’s shallow waters that provides a great place for children to swim in.

Nearby buildings includes lavish resorts and restaurants serving fresh seafood. Visitors can rent and fishing boat and go fishing off the side of the pier. Another great plus is that the beach holds a sea festival with beach activities such as swimming and beach wrestling.

Well then! That’d be the end of part one for this week! Make sure to comment down your opinions, they are always read! Thanks my Pandas, I’ll see ya next week.

Credit: http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/ATR/SI_EN_3_6.jsp?cid=1925860

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