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

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. 


Iho Tewoo Beach

Ten minutes from the airport you will find Iho Tewoo Beach with its charming and symbolic red and white horse lighthouses. The beach becomes a central spot in July and August with various marine sports for you to try.  Nearby are plenty of good cafes and restaurants to try, or brush off the beach sand and make the short drive back into the city for a delicious meal.

Facilities

Opening Period: July – August (also open at night) 

Average Depth 1.2m

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

Parking: Free parking available for 30 vehicles

Amenities: Observatory, shower rooms, changing rooms, restrooms, drinking fountains, snack bars, beach umbrellas, camping sites

Address: 20 Dori-ro, Jeju-si


Gwakji Beach

Some 350m long and 70m wide, Gwakji is known for its white sand and clear blue water. This beach also has a natural fresh spring that has been used for centuries. Surfing, swimming, and simply catching some rays are possible at this expansive marine destination. It’s a favorite for families as the beach can safely accommodate novice swimmers, though please use extreme caution at all times at all of Jeju’s beaches.

Facilities

Opening Period: July – end of August

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

Address: 1565 Gwakji-ri, Aewol-eup, Jeju-si


Hyeopjae Beach

Blue translucent water and white sand combined with broken shells mark Hyeopjae’s long and beautiful shoreline. It mesmerizes visitors with Biyangdo Island seemingly floating in the distance offshore. 

Facilities

Opening Period: July – end of August

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

Address: 329-10 Hallim-ro, Hallim-eup, Jeju-si


Geumneung Beach

A similar view to nearby Hyeopjae Beach, Biyangdo Island dominates the off-shore view. The aquamarine water is often very clear and tranquil, creating the illusion that one could even reach the island on foot. Camping is normally permitted, too.

Facilities

Opening Period: July – end of August

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

Address: 119-10 Geumneung-gil, Hallim-eup, Jeju-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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