It’s summer in Korea and you should be taking time out on the beach!
As the Korean peninsula is surrounded by ocean on three sides, there are countless beach options for beachgoers to choose from.
Sure the Haeundae Beach in Busan is a great option as it offers luxurious five-star hotels and bustling nightlife, but there are plenty of other beach destinations across Korea that are absolutely worth a visit.
For those who are planning a beach getaway, here we’ve got the inside scoop on some of the best beaches in Korea you must visit this summer.
And whether you’re looking for relaxing break or action in or out of the water, these beaches have something for you.
1. Jangho Beach – Best for snorkeling
Slip beneath the waves and enjoy snorkeling!
| Where: Samcheok City, Gangwon Province
Located on the east coast of Korea, Jangho Beach is often referred to as ‘the Naples of Korea’ as it offers a beautiful crescent coastline with unique rock formations.
In addition to transparent kayaking, Jangho Beach offers an excellent snorkeling experience, thanks to its crystal clear waters.
If you want to experience Jangho Beach’s snorkeling scene, take a day trip via Trazy.com. And you’ll definitely want an underwater camera for this trip!
2. Surfyy Beach – Best for surfing
Get wave-ready! Swim, surf, soak up the sun!
| Where: Yangyang County, Gangwon Province
If you want to avoid the big summer crowds or need seaside chillaxing and have maybe a cocktail or two, ‘Surfyy Beach’ is your go-to beach.
Hidden in Yangyang County’s Hajodae Beach, Surfyy Beach is a strip of private beach that offers a laid-back surfing vibe and new generation surf facility for hip surfing crowds.
There are also separates zones for surfers and swimmers, which allow surfers to enjoy the waves without crashing into the beach crowds.
While most of the visitors are locals, Surfyy Beach is also visited by Korean celebrities, including Kang So-ra, San E, and Jessi.
If being in the water isn’t for you, you can just kick back and laze around the loungers and parasols that line the white sandy beach.
Those who want to visit Surfyy Beach can book a trip via Trazy.com, which includes a round-trip transportation and the use of shower facilities and a locker.
If you are a surfer, you don’t even have to bring your own board if it’s too much of a hassle: a surf lesson, a surfboard and shower facilities and a locker are provided at an additional cost.
3. Daechon Beach – Best for mud-themed activities
Have an action-packed day at the largest beach on the west coast of Korea!
| Where: Boryeong City, Chungcheongnam Province
If you like buzzing beaches, head to Daecheon Beach, the largest beach located on the west coast of Korea.
While Daecheon Beach is best known for its annual summer festival, Boryeong Mud Festival, which takes place around mid-July, there are numerous exciting activities for the beachgoers to enjoy by the beach.
One of the top-rated activities to try is the exhilarating zip line experience. With Daechon Zip Trek, you can fly down the 52m-high zip line at up to 80km per hour over the Daecheon Beach!
Otherwise, you can opt for riding a scenic rail bike along the 2.3km-long old train track, which has been transformed into a bike trail, offered by Daecheon Sky Bike.
A tour to Boryeong, where the Daecheon Beach is located, is available on Trazy as well as Boryeong Mud Festival tour! Zipline and rail bike experiences are available at an additional cost.
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