[Webzine 2] Profiles of beaches and cafes in Jeju Island: Gimnyeong Seonsegi 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 VisitJeju.net,  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!

Beaches and Cafes in Jeju

“Filled with Youthful Energy”

There are beautiful unexplored zones and small islands along the coast of Jeju Island. The coastal areas bustle with people from all over the world and there are various things for them to do and see. Let’s take a closer look at Jeju’s beaches. You can also find more information on what to do and see while here by consulting VisitJeju.net

 

The Shiny Jeju Summer Sea at a Glance

Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach

 

The beach was created when fine sand piled up on a huge, broad, and flat volcanic rock. It was named after a small fortress that was built to prevent the invasion of foreign countries in Gimnyeong Village in the past. Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach is a place where a huge wind generator draws the attention of passing travelers and the sugar white sands and emerald green water make you gasp in adoration. The towering Seoubong you reach after following the jagged coastline will make you feel humble.

 

Facilities

Opening Period: July-August Average Depth 1~2m

Safety Facilities: a designated beach, lifeguards on standby at all times during the opening period

Parking: free parking available for 200 vehicles

Amenities: shower rooms, changing rooms, restrooms, camping sites, convenient store, drinking fountains

Address: Haemajihaean-ro, Hado-ri, Gujwa-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do, Republic of Korea

Telephone: +82-64-728-3391∼4

 

Directions

Public Transportation

Jeju International Airport ⇀ Take an intra-city bus 38 that travels east ⇀ Get off at Hamdeok Station. 910/990 [county transit bus], Transfer to 701 [East rout] ⇀ Get off at Gimnyeong Seonsegi Beach Station (5 minutes on foot)

 

Driving

East on the road No.1132 from Jeju International Airport for about 18km(about an hour)

 

Leisure Sports

Yacht Tour 60,000KRW (per person, 1 hour)

Kayaking 10,000KRW (per person)

 

Camping

Available for free at designated sites of the beach

 

* The prices are subject to change. Please contact the tour agency for the exact price

 

①Jjokkeullak

Jjokkeullak is a new Instagram rising star with its colorful latte that melts young coffee lovers’

heart. ‘Jjokkeullak’ is a Jeju dialect that means, ‘small, tiny’. The small café is always filled with people who seek out trivial things that make them happy every day.

Gimnyeong Latte 5,000KRW, Green tea & Coo & Coo Frappe 6,000KRW

11 am – 8 pm (Closed dates are separately notified on the blog) / Parking available, disabled facilities not available

21, Gimnyeong-ro 21-gil, Gimnyeong-ri, Gujwa-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do, Republic of Korea

+82-10-3689-3436

 

②BRICK JEJU

It is a Lego café for adults and literally, you must be at least 13 to enter the café. If you order a drink, a complimentary Lego chocolate or jelly is also served. The café was selected as one of the top restaurants in Korea by the local community and power bloggers in 2016.

Americano 4,300KRW, Hallasan Latte 6,000KRW

11 am – 7 pm (Closed dates are separately notified on the blog) / parking available, facilities for the disabled not available

6, Gimnyeong-ro 2-gil, Gimnyeong-ri, Gujwa-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do, Republic of Korea

+82-10-3098-0219

 

③Dolcorom Honey

dolcorom Honey is a popular place for its Dutch coffee and handmade waffles during the day and for its honey beer and handmade waffles at night. The cafe uses honey from the honey bees the owner raises so the place is filled with the scent of natural Jeju honey. There is also a handcraft workshop that the kids would love.

Americano 3,500KRW, Latte 4,500KRW, Handmade Waffle 3,400KRW, Honeycomb Ice cream 4,500KRW

10 am – 10 pm (Open year-round) / Parking available, facilities for the disabled not available

110, Gimnyeong-ro, Gimnyeong-ri, Gujwa-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do, Republic of Korea

+82-10-3194-4852

 

④Gimnyeong ORY

It is a place that is completely covered in pink. There are even pink drinks, pink pastries, and pink fries. The café makes you feel as if you are in Hawaii.

Americano 4,000KRW, Pink Beer 7,000KRW

11 am – 8 pm (Open year-round) / Parking available, facilities for the disabled not available

21, Gimnyeong-ro 21-gil, Gimnyeong-ri, Gujwa-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do, Republic of Korea

+82-10-9066-3436

 

⑤Cafe Yellow Door

If you open the yellow gates and walk inside, there is a gallery cafe. There is also a small garden and pond in the front yard that is quite large. The mural painted on one of the walls is also another fun element of this cafe.

Americano 3,800KRW, Jeju Badang Ade 5,800KRW, Roll Toast 6,800KRW

10 am -7 pm (Closed on every Monday) / Parking available, facilities for the disabled not available

59, Gimnyeong-ro 1-gil, Gimnyeong-ri, Gujwa-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do, Republic of Korea

+82-10-3344-8591

 

⑥NEMO Story

The interior design of the café decorated with the doll character toys of Disney’s ‘Finding Nemo’ is very impressive. The couple who own the café only uses organic coffee beans and carefully selected high-quality ingredients.

Americano 3,800KRW, Mango Smoothie 6,000KRW, Nemo Waffle 3,000KRW

9 am – 8 pm (Open year-round) / Parking available, facilities for the disabled not available

33-1, Gimnyeong-ro 17-gil, Gimnyeong-ri, Gujwa-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do, Republic of Korea

+82-64-782-2236

 

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