Gwangchigi Beach

An important note on Jeju’s updated bus system and this blog post

From August 2017, Jeju Island implemented a new city and intercity bus system. It increased the number of buses in service, while simplifying the routes, fees and numbering system.

Consequently, the contents of this previously published blog post may have changed. We therefore would kindly request that you consult this page for new bus maps in English on,  and this page on our blog for a chart of the old and new bus route numbers.

If you read Korean, then the province’s official bus system website is a useful and up-to-date resource. We hope you’ll enjoy your travels on Jeju Island!

Gwangchigi Beach is a spectacular place to visit because of its unique green rocks. When the tide is low, you can walk far into the ocean.


Gwangchigi beach is near Seongsan Sunrise Peak. From spring to winter, one can see the beautiful Seongsan Ilchulbong from here.


Directions by bus: Go to Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal and take bus 701, 710, or 710-1. Get off at Gwangchigi Beach bus stop and walk about 300m to the beach. The bus ride takes between 1 hour 20 minutes and 1 hour 45 minutes.

After visiting Gwangchigi beach, you can return the the Jeju Intercity Bus Terminal or go to the Seogwipo Intercity Bus Terminal by taking bus 701.


How romantic it is to ride a horse along Gwangchigi beach! Doesn’t it make you feel like you’re in a drama?


You may also see haenyeo doing their daily dive in the ocean to catch seafood.


Another unique point of Gwanchigi beach is its black sand. With the water so clear, don’t you just want to take off your shoes and feel the sand beneath your feet?


Gwangchigi beach is also the starting point for Olle Trail route 6. In the spring, canola flowers brighten up the path with its yellow blossoms.


Jeju is a place where you can enjoy with all your senses. Come to Gwangchigi beach to smell the fresh sea air, touch the clear water with your fingertips, and feel the soft black sand under your feet.


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