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Warm, shallow waters make this beach perfect for swimmers of any level. Surrounded by pine tree forests, the scents of the ocean and fresh pine combine to create a calming aroma.

Songdo is a popular destination for locals and travelers alike. Framed by pine trees, Songdo is the perfect place for a romantic getaway or some good family fun! Campgrounds available, free of charge! Simple changing rooms and shower facilities available for all visitors.

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Haeundae Beach is home to Korea’s best scenery — with natural beauty, as well as a historical background. It also creates a multi-dimensional tourist attraction complete with a spa, Dongbaek Island, Ohryuk Island, Moon hill, Chungsapo (seafood restaurant), Olympic park, and a Yacht stadium.

It also hosts various events (culture, arts, festival, various events) and with the opening of Busan Aquarium (Nov. 2001) is becoming an international tourist attraction.

Best from the months of June-September.

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Complete with a theme street, seaside park, and plenty of delicious restaurants, Gwangalli Beach has it all! Wait until nighttime to see an LED lightshow while enjoying a beachside dinner.

The theme street has artificial palm trees, formative art objects, benches and the green zone provides pedestrians with a resting place full of romance and youthfulness. Each block of the street has different names; street of romance, greeting sunrise plaza, street of youth, and festival plaza.

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A bit further away than other beaches, Songjeong attracts a smaller crowd. Perfect for getting away, surfing, or camping, Songjeong could be your next weekend destination!

One of the only beaches that has the best waves AND allows camping, there are no restrictions on fireworks or soju, so be ready to have a good time!

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Located four kilometers southwest from Anmyeon-eup, this cream-colored beach is the ideal place to go for a drive and watch the sun sink into the ocean between two large rock formations known as the Granny Rock and the Grandpa Rock.

Legend has it that the wife of a base commanding officer in the Shilla Dynasty became the Granny Rock when she died after waiting faithfully for her husband.

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Astronomy lover? Located near Seoul and the Incheon International Airport, Eurwangni beach is known for its astronomical observation areas.

The August festival is the best time to enjoy events near the beach and the seaside town surrounding the beach is filled with reasonably priced accommodations and restaurants that serve fresh seafood.

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Seonnyeo Rock Beach, also known as Fairy Rock Beach, is named after a rock on the shore that is shaped like a woman. After exploring the rock structures, why not hunt for crabs, shellfish, and other sea goodies on the shore?

Although this beach lacks sand, it is surely abundant in legends and beauty. Make sure to wear some proper shoes as the rocks can be slippery!

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Known as the biggest beach on Korea’s west coast, Daecheon beach hosts the Boryeong Mud Festival every summer, and a variety of other events even in the winter.

Believe it or not, Daecheon beach is renowned for its thick mineral-rich mud. Burying yourself in the mud is considered a therapeutic treatment to improve your skin, the discovery of which has resulted in the creation of the annual mud festival, alongside many other cultural activities and events.

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One of the first man-made beaches on the Korean western coastline, Muchangpo Beach is roughly 1.5km by 50m. The shallow water stands at a lovely 22°C  (71.6°F) during the summers. Surrounded by a pine tree forest, this beach offers a relaxing, natural atmosphere to enjoy the waters and the fresh scent of pine.

Following the lunar calendar, on July 15 and July 30, witness the incredibly mysterious Sea-Parting phenomenon. Climb up to the Muchangopo Observation Tower and watch the sea part before your eyes!

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Naksan beach is not crowded during the summer season and it offers the beautiful Seoraksan Mountains as a backdrop. The Uisangdae Pavilion is the best place to catch the sunset!

The seaside town surrounding the beach has tons of restaurants to enjoy fresh seafood. At night, you can enjoy the nearby carnival area that hosts small attractions and rides. If you want a more traditional trip, check out Naksana Temple.

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Mallipo Beach is located near the National Road #32 and offers beautiful landscapes. This beach is part of Taean Coast National Marine Park and it is one of the Eight Scenic Views of Taean. You can easily tour the seven other spots !

A variety of fresh seafood such as gangemi muchim, grilled eel and grilled king prawn is available on Mallipo Beach.

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Yongmeori Beach is ideal for those who love taking a stroll on the beach. Get the perfect view of Jeju’s famous volcanic mountain, Mt. Sanbangsan, stretching across the island in the distance.

Locals say that the mountain looks like a dragon’s head going underwater from Yongmeori Beach! Enjoy the natural rock skyscrapers, perfect for photos and picnics.

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The white sand of Jungmun Beach is mixed with different shades of black, grey, and red giving the beach a unique look. The turbulent water is ideal for water sports such as tubing, windsurfing, and water skiing. Located near many of Jeju’s famous museums, this beach is great for a quick stop during the day.

Due to its unique location, Jungmun Beach is often the background of many TV commercials. During your visit, you may recognize Haesikgul Cave, a natural sea cave to the right of the beach, which has been featured in several films/dramas.

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Located in Hallim Park, Hyeopjae Beach has beautiful white sand and deep blue waters.  On top of everything else, this park is surrounded by an evergreen forest – providing visitors with a stunning view.

Right next to the beach, you will find Biyangdo Island. Easily accessible facilities and on-site campgrounds make this beach a perfect weekend getaway spot.

Cool off by walking through the lava tubes: Hyeopjaegul Cave and Ssangyonggul Cave. Admire the unique structures while taking a break from the sun!

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The location of the Jeongdongjin Beach is made for swimmers ! Around the beach, some swimming spots are really easy to reach : the Moraeshigae Park, and the Jeongdongjin Seawalls that are near the railway station.

You can also ride the Jeongdongjin Sunrise Tourist Train to enjoy the view of the sunrise. The park also offers sculpture to enjoy nature and the Yeongjin pavilion to catch the best view.

 

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This beach is ideal for small children because of its shallow waters and spacious area. With many outdoor showers available to wash away the sand, feel free to let the little ones get a bit messy!

Dadaepo Beach is also home tp the Dadaepo Sunset Fountain of Dreams, the world’s largest water fountain. Watch the fountain dance to music and lights, a show sure to entertain the whole family!

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The Jumunjin Beach is known for its various kind of rocks. The legendary rock called Adeulbawi Rock at this location will supposedly grant you a son. You can also find the Guryong Waterfall, with 9 different waterfalls of different sizes, here.

Outside of the busiest month of the year (July), Jumunjin Beach is peaceful and accessible, and the slides, banana boats and jet-skis of the peak season are nowhere to be seen. Here, visitors can gather clams, fish in the nearby lake, or climb on Jumunjin’s natural rock playgrounds.

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Said to be “a little slice of paradise,” Jinha Beach has soft, white sand with shallow, warm, and calm waters. Despite its large size (1km in length), the beach is known for its intimate atmosphere, which is created by the surrounding pine forest and the sea breeze.

With free campgrounds and facilities on site, this beach is ideal for a relaxing weekend beach getaway.

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“Myeongsa” refers to “soft sandy beach,” and this name holds true at Myeongsasimni Beach. One of the most luxurious beaches in Busan, the sand and shallow waters here are great for families and friends alike visiting the area.

Special Note: Bathing in the soft sand is believed to be effective in soothing neuralgia, arthritis, skin diseases, and athlete’s foot.

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Guryongpo Beach is located about 24 kilometers away from the city of Pohang and has been around since the Silla kingdom.

A popular destination all year around, Guryongpo Beach has warm winters and cool summers. During the summer months, enjoy the calm waters and relax on the shore, which is surrounded by forested mountains.

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Located near Seorak Mountain, Cheoksan Hot Springs, and Yeongrangho, Sokcho Beach is made for those who love discovering new landscapes. The Sokcho Beach is a beautiful white sand beach of 2km long that is extending through Cheongho-dong, Joyang-dong, and Daepo-dong. On the bulwark, to the left of the beach, there are many places where you can enjoy hwaleo hoe (fresh sashimi). Boats are also available for those who want to visit Jo Island!

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During the spring, the Festival of Cherry Blossoms is held at the entrance to Gyeongpo Beach every year and provides a breathtaking view.

During the summer at the end of July, the annual Summer Beach Festival and other various cultural events such as folk performances take place here. Surrounded by Gyeongpo Lake and the ocean, Gyeongpo Beach provides tourists with fresh water and salt water playgrounds. Fishermen can enjoy ocean fishing while flower fanatics can view the surrounding pine forest and wild roses.

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