Which summer beach should we choose today? Let’s go south…

Jeju has a wealth of beaches to choose from. Whether you’re keen on  swimming or surfing, sunbathing or building sandcastles, a day by the sea is one of the true highlights of summer on Jeju. 

In this series, we’re profiling the island’s 12 “official” beaches, meaning that in the summer season they have lifeguards and special facilities open to beachgoers. 

For simplicity, we’ve grouped Jeju’s beaches by region: east, west, and south. 

Please note that given current COVID-19 conditions (as of mid-July) on the mainland and Jeju, officials are asking beachgoers to wear masks and avoid larger groups as often as possible. 


Sinyang Beach

Sinyang Seopjikoji Beach is laid-back, quiet, and full of natural beauty. The subtle wind, quiet waves, and shallow depth make it the perfect place to enjoy the navy-blue water. The pretty cafes nearby offer breathtaking views with Seopjikoji and Seongsan Sunrise Peak within view.

Facilities

Opening Period: July – August 

Average Depth 1m

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

Parking: Free parking available for 50 vehicles

Amenities: Shower rooms, changing rooms, restrooms, accommodations, camping sites, restaurants, snack bars

Address: 88 Seopjikoji-ro, Goseong-ri, Seongsan-eup, Seogwipo-si


Pyoseon Beach

When the tide ebbs, Pyoseon’s naturally white sand is revealed, and when the tide rises it becomes a beautiful shallow pond. Pyoseon Beach, which is just a stone’s throw from Jeju Folk Village, is about 250,000㎡ in area and the beach covers about 160,000㎡, so when it is not crowded this is a fantastic place for children to run around while supervised.

Facilities

Opening Period: July – end of August

Amenities: Restrooms, Convenience Store, Beverage Stand, Guidance and Information Facilities

Address: 592 Minsokhaean-ro, Pyoseon-myeon, Seogwipo-si


Hwasun Golden Sand Beach

Hwasun Golden Sand Beach is where fresh spring water and seawater meets and you can enjoy the outdoor swimming pool. It is a relatively small beach with black and soft sand. The total area of the beach is 99,000㎡ (250m in length and 80m in width). You will find a white sand beach, Sogeummak Beach, and Sanbangsan Mountain next to the beach. The island brothers, Gapado Island and Marado Island, located across the sea create a most memorable view. 

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 480 vehicles

Amenities: Shower rooms, changing rooms, restrooms, snack bars, beach umbrellas, and an outdoor swimming pool

Address: 69 Hwasunhaean-ro, Hwasun-ri, Andeok-myeon, Seogwipo-si


Jungmun Saekdal Beach

Jungmun Saekdal Beach is located in the center of the southern part of Jeju, Jungmun Tourist Complex. The depth of the sea and the big waves make the beach a perfect place to enjoy surfing, windsurfing and jet boat rides. The blue sky and sea and the black basalt rocks that blend in together create the unique scenery of Jeju. The towering rock at the east end of the beach is Jusangjeolli Cliff, which includes Haesik Cave. The white-sand beach that diffuses a variety of colors including black, red, white, and gray. 

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 152 vehicles

Amenities: Shower rooms, changing rooms, restrooms, accommodations, camping sites, restaurants, snack bars

Address: 3039 Saekdal-dong, Seogwipo-si


Please note: During the COVID-19 pandemic, traveling to Jeju is problematic. In the meantime, we are highlighting some of the island’s attractions. We sincerely hope you will visit Jeju once it is safe to do so.

• For all your Jeju travel and safety information: www.visitjeju.net


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