Top 10 Beaches in South Korea

by USAG Humphreys
USAG Humphreys

East Coast:

1. Sokcho Beach in Sokcho City, Gangwon Province

Sokcho Beach is known for its clear water, white sand and the pine forest, and the nearby bus terminal makes transportation very convenient.

2. Gyeongpo Beach in Gangneung City, Gangwon Province

Gyeongpo is the largest beach on the East Coast, just one kilometer from Pho Dai (Gyeongpodae Observatory, the famous sunrise spot in Korea). The beach is famous for its smooth white sand and a perfect place to walk on barefoot.

3. Naksan Beach in Yangyang County, Gangwon Province

Naksan is one of the most beautiful beaches in Gangwon Province, attracting more than one million visitors every summer. The pine trees run along the coastline, stretching with clear water, beside the beautiful natural scenery.

4. Guryongpo Beach in Pohang City, Gyeongbuk Province

Famous for its sandy beaches stretching out to the sea, this place is great for swimmers to enjoy. And for those who likes to fish, Yeongilman Bay is not to far from the beach.

5. Eulwangni Beach in Incheon City

Eulwangni is very close to Incheon International Airport and Seoul Capital. Besides white sand and natural scenery, the shallow water here is an ideal place for children to play.

6. Daecheon Beach in Boryeong City, Chungnam Province

Daecheon is the largest beach on the West Coast, where the water is calm and shallow. The sand in Daecheon is particularly soft and easy to clean because of the corrosion-resistant shell.

7. Muchangpo Beach in Boryeong City, Chungnam Province

Muchangpo is well-known for its coastal motorways, pines and sunset.

South Coast:

8. Jungmun Beach in Seogwipo, Jeju

Jungmun is located in Jeju Jungmun Resort, which is the only beach created by the black, white, red, sandy and black stripes of the volcanic rocks on Jeju Island.

9. Hyeopjae Beach in Jeju City

Hyeopjae is one of the best beaches on Jeju Island for swimmers, where the water is shallow and calm.

10. Haeundae Beach in Busan City

Haeundae is the most famous beach in Korea, the summer months of Haeundae transform into a red sea of sun umbrellas.

(Source: https://livingnomads.com/2017/07/best-beaches-in-south-korea/)

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