Haeundae Beach 

If you are planning a vacation in Korea this summer, check out at least one of the beaches below! The country of Korea is surrounded on three sides by the blue ocean, which offers many beaches with different shapes and sizes, and attracts many domestic and foreign tourists to relax and swim. However, most beaches in Korea officially open in June or July and close at the end of August every year so visitors only have a few months to soak in the sea and sunbathe. But do not worry if you miss the beach in the summer because there are many sightseeing activities that you can take part in all year round!



The vast East Sea is known for its crystal clear waters and white sand beaches which is one of the most popular summer vacation destinations in Korea. Every visitor is ready to go a long way here to enjoy the sunrise over the South China Sea and most beaches in this area annually host the Sunrise Festival. Sunrise festivals usually take place on the first day of the year, but the sight of the sun slowly peeking out across the ocean horizon is a captivating sight regardless of the time of year. Admire the images of Korean beaches with the most famous romantic scene in the beautiful land of kimchi!

Guryongpo Beach in Pohang City, Gyeongsangbuk Province

The sun rises at the port of Guryongpo

Guryongpo Beach is about 24 km from Pohang and 1.5 km from Guryongpo town. Thanks to the gentle slope of the ocean floor and clean sea water, Guryongpo Beach is considered a favorite vacation spot for swimming enthusiasts. The beach is also popular among fishermen, most of whom live in Yeongilman Bay.

Sokcho Beach in Sokcho City, Gangwon Province

Sokcho Beach

Sokcho Beach is famous for its picturesque pine trees standing along the white sandy beach. One of the interesting things about this particular beach is that there are many tourist attractions in the surrounding areas, including Yeongnangho Lake and Seoraksan Mountain , one of Korea’s most famous mountains.

Because there are many facilities on the beach (parking area, campsite, etc.) and there are rooms nearby, Sokcho Beach is a convenient place for weekend trips. You can even rent fishing rods and go fishing on nearby Jodo Island or walk to the pier to buy some fish salad at local fish markets.

One of the most notable features of Sokcho beach is that the beach is located near the Sokcho express bus station, making it easy for first-time visitors to find the beach. Festivals held at Sokcho Beach include the Sunrise Festival held on January 1 every year and many events taking place during the beach opening time between July and August.

Gyeongpo Beach in Gangneung City, Gangwon Province

Gyeongpo Beach

Gyeongpo Beach is the largest beach on the east coast, and is only about 1 km from Gyeongpodae communal house , which is famous for the sunrise. Perhaps the most striking feature of Gyeongpo beach is its fine sand. This is the ideal place for those who like to walk along the beach with bare feet. In addition, there is also a beautiful pine forest near the relaxing walking area. Beach activities like banana boating, windsurfing and water skiing are also popular. In addition, the Gyeongpo Summer Beach Music Festival is held every evening around late July and early August, with performances by famous hip-hop bands and groups giving an atmosphere. Fun atmosphere of beach club.

Naksan Beach in Yangyang District, Gangwon Province

Naksansa Temple

Naksan Beach is one of the top beaches in Gangwon Province, with a sandy beach running longer than 1,810m that attracts countless tourists each year. In addition to its natural beauty, Naksan beach also has a lot of recreational activities such as banana boating and water skiing for those who love to explore.

The beach is also a top choice for those interested in Korea’s traditional culture, as it is close to Naksansa Temple and Uisangdae Temple , built to commemorate the Uisang abbot. Another plus point for this area, the communal house is also one of the most ideal locations in the area to watch the sunrise.


Daecheon Beach in Boryeong City, Chungcheongnam Province Because it is easily accessible to the beaches along the West Coast from Seoul, the area is very popular among residents and tourists. far there is not much time for leisure activities need to move a lot. Beaches in the West Sea are great places to watch the sunset and there are many tides carrying beautiful little sea creatures that you may have never seen in person.

Water leisure activities at Daecheon Beach

Daecheon Beach is the largest beach on the west coast and is known for its shallow water and calm water. The sand on the upper coast of Daecheon beach is particularly porous and easy to wash off when stuck in because the sand here is made up of small particles of eroded crust. Near the coast, the sand is very tight and firm. Therefore, these two types of sand provide visitors with both a relaxing walk and an exfoliant with sand. Daecheon Beach is also the venue for the annual summer festival like the Boryeong Mud Festival . In winter, the beach once again attracts many tourists to attend the annual Sunset Festival.

Uurwangni Beach in Jung District, Incheon

Eurwangni beach

Eurwangni Beach , located near Seoul and Incheon International Airport, is a famous beach with beautiful scenery and white sand. The water level of the beach is quite shallow, so it is also a perfect place for children to swim. Areas with well-equipped facilities nearby include several high-end resorts and restaurants that serve fresh seafood. Dining out on the rooftops of these restaurants is the perfect way to see the last rays of the day before they disappear at the end of the horizon! Seafarers can also rent a fishing boat or rent a fishing rod to fish outside of the pier. There are many beach festivals held in Eurwangi every summer.

Muchangpo Beach in Boryeong City, Chungcheongnam Province

Muchangpo Beach

Muchangpo Beach is especially famous for the name “Moses Miracle”, a natural phenomenon with extreme tides that expose the seabed in only two or three days a month (around the 15th and 30th days of the lunar calendar). The exposed seabed forms a path about 1.5 km long, close to all the roads from the beach to Seokdaedo Island. The beach is also known for its beautiful coastline, dense pine forests and beautiful sunsets.


Haeundae Beach in Haeundae District, Busan There are countless islands as well as beaches along Korea’s southern coast, each with its own unique feature, meaning there will be almost unlimited options. The term is for travelers who are willing to travel a little further from the Capital of Korea. The southern sea is also home to Jeju Island, a favorite tourist destination in Korea. Islands in the south sea will give visitors a very different experience than the west and east coasts.

Night scene of Haeundae beach

Haeundae Beach is probably the most famous beach in Korea. The water level here is shallow and the tide is relatively stable, so it can be said that this place is an ideal place for swimming. The beach is famous for its sunrise and moon views when viewed from Haewoljeong communal house. Haeundae’s Dalmaji-gil Road between Haeundae Beach and Songjeong Beach is a must-visit destination for a romantic view of the glittering moonlight shining on the sea.

Haeundae Beach is also extremely popular with many cultural events and festivals held throughout the year. Visitors can attend the Haeundae Sand Festival held in the summer; The Busan International Film Festival in the fall, the festival to welcome the new year and the polar bear swimming competition in the winter.

Hyeopjae Beach in Jeju City, Jeju Province

Hyeopjae Beach (top), Hallim Park Park (bottom left), & Biyangdo Island (bottom right)

Hyeopjae Beach is one of the most ideal beaches on Jeju Island for swimmers, because the water here is quite shallow so there will be no sudden drop of water level. The small seashells in the sand make the beach sparkle with silver and create a solid feeling, this is the ideal place for those who like to walk along the edge of the coast and enjoy the view. Once immersed in the water here, you will be extremely excited because the water here is so clean that you can clearly see each of your toes! Hallim Park is a major tourist attraction, just a 5-minute walk away, which is also a very beautiful and poetic landscape. The park has landscapes with a variety of tropical and subtropical plants, a cool place to escape the sweltering heat of summer.
A beautiful beach with lots of space, Hyeopjae is more beautiful than all other beaches because one side has black basalt and the other is a landscape of Biyangdo Island stretching.

Jungmun Saekdal Beach in Seogwipo City, Jeju Province

Jeju Jungmun Resort & Jungmun Saekdal Beach

Jungmun Beach located in Jungmun Resort Jeju is a unique beach with black, white, red and gray sand, as well as the famous black volcanic rock of Jeju Island. To the right of the beach is a natural cave created by coastal erosion. Rare plants thrive near the cave, creating a convenient location for some ecological attractions. The waves and tides are quite strong along the Jungmun Sea, so it is a great condition for you to participate in wind surfing, water skiing, and other water leisure activities, who cannot swim and Young children should stand near the coast with careful observation of lifeguards.

Jungmun Resort is also home to an aquarium, Yeomiji Botanical Garden , Cheonjeyeon waterfall and the complex of traditional houses of Jeju Island. A lot of different events are held year-round along the beach and in this complex.

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