As soon as summer hovers on the horizon, one of the first things that comes to mind is the one of a beautiful beach with white sand and palm trees, clear waters and that unmistakable sense of tranquility. Just the thought of it alone makes us feel like we’re already on vacation…
But, instead of thinking about the same beaches everytime, we thought to make a sort of virtual tour around the South Korean beaches. Trust us, you’ll want to pack your bag and travel immediately.
THE MOST FAMOUS BEACH IN SOUTH KOREA
Haeundae Beach – one of the most popular beaches in South Korea, this sprawling stretch of sand and sea is frequented by locals and tourists as well. It might be a little crowded side, but no trip to Busan is complete without a visit to this Haeundae.
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THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BEACH IN SOUTH KOREA
Known as the Hawaii of South Korea, Jeju Island offers some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. Expect white sands, crystal clear waters and stunning scenery. Again, don’t be surprised if you find the island busy with tourists, but take some time to explore and you’re bound to find your own slice of paradise.
BEACH & HIKING
Sokcho is another touristic spot, situated in the northeastern region of South Korea, famed for its vicinity to Seoraksan National Park. If you’re looking to get back to nature, this destination offers plenty of hiking opportunities.
THE 30 BEACHES OF TAEAN HAEAN
Taean Haean has long been popular with film and television directors and has been used in many commercials. For this reason you can imagine how beautiful it is. In this region, you’ll find upwards of 30 individual beaches to choose from. Finding a nice place won’t be difficult. Stroll along the treeline of the nearby pine forests, or explore the diverse selection of flora and fauna on offer.
Even this place is really well know among tourist, you won’t find many people here as in the previous one.
IN THE CITY OF POHANG
If you’re visiting Pohang, make sure you take some time for a jaunt to Goryeong. This stunning beach is located just 24 kilometres from the centre of Pohang, offering 400 metres of clear sands and sparkling waters. Another tourist hotspot, this beach also offers camping opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts.
KOREAN CUSTOMS AND TRADITIONS
Unlike elsewhere in the world, Koreans don’t tend to venture to the beach in bathing suits, but prefer to chill on the sand fully clothed. That being said, you’ll still find many tourists enjoying the beach as anywhere else, although most locals tend to head to the water to cool off, rather than swim. Hitting the sea in inflatables and dingies is also a popular pastime, with boats available to be rented on site.