Gangwon-do Province is adjacent to the East Sea and it is well known to have many beautiful beaches & mountains, such as Mt. Seoraksan. It is surely one of the most popular summer vacation spots among Koreans along with Jeju Island and Busan.

Check out the best places in Gangwon-do where you can have the most unforgettable summer fun!

Book Hassel-Free Ways to Visit Gangwon-do!


Contents

  1. Surfyy Beach (Yangyang)
  2. Gangneung
  3. Jangho Beach (Samcheok)
  4. Sokcho
  5. Vivaldi Park Ocean World (Hongcheon)
  6. Seoraksan & East Sea
  7. Yongpyong Resort (Pyeongchang)
  8. Healience Zen Village (Hongcheon)
  9. High1 Resort (Jeongseon)

1. Surfyy Beach (Yangyang)

 

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Surfyy Beach is a hip Instagrammable beach in Yangyang, the east coast of Korea! It has amazing vibes of surfing, chillaxing, and clubbing with an exotic atmosphere. This hip private beach is only for Surfyy users with the best facilities.

Surfyy Beach is also well-known for being a perfect place for water activities. You can rent surfing equipment and learn surfing or enjoy stand-up paddleboarding!

If you are a fan of the nightlife, dance the night away to music from the top DJs at the beach club party!

2. Gangneung

Gangneung is a popular summer destination in South Korea, especially for those looking to escape the heat and humidity of inland cities like Seoul. It is also renowned for its beautiful beaches along the East Sea, such as Gyeongpo Beach, a 1.8km long sandy beach nestled between the ocean and Gyeongpo Lake, and Anmok Beach, home to unique coffee brewers with trendy coffee shops. 

3. Jangho Beach (Samcheok)

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Jangho Beach in Smacheok is referred to as “the Naples of Korea”, a dazzling beach that boasts crystal clear water. It’s a safe beach with shallow water and low waves, which makes it a perfect place for children to enjoy water activities!

Why don’t you book transparent canoeing to see through the emerald ocean water and discover sea creatures at Jangho Beach?

4. Sokcho

 

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Sokcho is a popular summer destination in South Korea, renowned for its beautiful beaches along the East Sea coast. Sokcho Beach is especially famous, which attracts visitors from all over the country during summer with its clear sea water, shallow depth, and gentle slope. It’s a great spot for swimming and enjoying the seaside.

5. Vivaldi Park Ocean World (Hongcheon)

in Korea, which is part of Vivaldi Park Resort in Hongcheon. You can easily get there with a round-trip shuttle bus from/to Seoul!

Vivaldi Park Resort also has rooms specialized for dogs so you can freely enjoy the summer vacation with your lovely dogs! A free welcome kit for your pets is also provided.

6. Seoraksan & East Sea

 

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There are so many places to explore in Gangwon-do and one of the must-visits are Seoraksan National Park and the East Sea. Seoraksan Mountain is the most iconic mountain in Korea loved by locals & tourists alike. The beautiful East Sea is in Gangneung, a coastal city with a famous coffee street on the beach. Also, check out the nearby attractions, such as Naksansa Temple, Nami Island, and Daegwallyeong Sheep Farm.

7. Yongpyong Resort (Pyeongchang)

Yongpyong Resort is a nature and activity-packed ski resort that is beautiful in all four seasons. It offers the perfect retreat for those seeking relaxation and adventure, such as Balwangsan Cable Care & Skywalk, Ani-fore, Museum DEEPDIVE, Peak Island Water Park, and more.

8. Healience Zen Village (Hongcheon)

Healience Zen Village is Korea’s first wellness retreat resort in Gangwon-do Province, where you can focus on mind & body healing. You can experience a ‘digital detox’, a total break from all electronic devices and machines.

Healience Zen Village 2D1N Stay Program includes everything you need, such as accommodation, 3 healthy & fresh meals, and quality wellness programs & facilities. There are awesome programs, including 10 trekking courses, spa & group exercise facilities, yoga, and meditation.

9. High1 Resort (Jeongseon)

 

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Jeongseon has an exceptionally beautiful nature that will make you feel like you are in a painting. It’s a perfect place to take a really good rest and recharge your energy.

If you want to spend a peaceful summer holiday in Jeongseon, book High1 Resort! High1 Resort is one of the biggest resorts in Korea with a variety of recreational facilities including a sightseeing gondola and trekking course. It has recently opened High1 Water World, the largest water park in Korea with fun and exciting water slides and attractions! You can have perfect summer fun with a 2D1N package that includes a 1-night stay at a resort, High1 Water World 1-day pass, locker rental, life jacket rental, and round-trip train ticket (optional).


More Places to Have Summer Fun in Korea

Bonus 1. Daecheon Beach (Boryeong)

Daecheon Beach is very famous for holding the Boryeong Mud Festival every summer. This year, the festival will take place from July 19th to August 4th.

There will be many fun activities to do, such as special beachside performances, mud waterpark, mudslide, fireworks, live busking, and even music festivals! You can also stop by Yedangho Suspension Bridge and Oeam Folk Village on the way to the festival.

Bonus 2. Buyeo

Every summer, Buyeo Seodong Lotus Flower Festival takes place, where you can witness the blooming of legendary lotus flowers, water nymphs, red lotus flowers, and millions of other clusters of lotus flowers. This year, the festival period is from July 5th to 7th. By joining 1-day tour from Seoul, you’ll also get to visit Jeonju Hanok Village and enjoy the unique architecture of the Hanok houses.

Bonus 3. Gapyeong

Blue Shark Water Park in Gapyeong is a perfect place to beat the summer heat! You can enjoy an all-day access to the water park, use the water slide and paddle boat with an unlimited ride ticket, and take the water skiing course for beginners. Additionally, a lodging option is available for you to stay overnight at the park guesthouse.

Bonus 4. Siheung 

Located just 1.5 hours away from Seoul, Wave Park in Siheung has Asia’s largest wave pool offering the best surf experience. It provides perfect waves and surfing conditions for all levels from beginners to advanced surfers. You can also choose the option of a basic 90-minute surfing lesson provided in English.

Bonus 5. Yeosu

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Yeosu is a beautiful coastal city in the southwest of Korea and it became more popular with the song ‘Yeosu Night Sea’ sang by a Korean singer-songwriter, Jang Beom June.

If you are looking for a place to stay with a stunning ocean view, the Sono Calm Hotel is strongly recommended. Sono Calm is located right in front of the water and you can visit nearby attractions, such as the Big-O Fountains Show, Yeosu Sky Tower Observatory, Yeosu Maritime Cable Car, and Aqua Planet Aquarium.

Bonus 6. Yangpyeong

 

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Yangpyeong is very close to Seoul and you can take the subway to get there. It’s a great place to spend a relaxing summer with the pristine atmosphere of the Namhangang River.

Bonus 7. Gyeongju

Gyeongju is a city with 2000 years of history and culture with many UNESCO World Heritage Sites to explore. If you want to see the historical landscapes in Korea, Gyeongju is the place to be! You can easily get there from Busan or take a private van transfer service from/to Gyeongju KTX Station.

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