JE JU ISLAND, AN EMERALD SUMMER PARADISE
With a breathtaking abundance of spectacular natural beauty, Jeju Islands is a paradise. Picturesque landscapes of the volcanic Mt. Hallasan, surrounding beautiful emerald ocean, and distinctive island culture, make it an ideal holiday destination. Feel the wonders of the gentle waves of the ocean, and quench your thirst with a sip of beer, lying on a sunbed. Many young men and women come to surf at popular surfing spots around the island. Enjoy endless number of unique things to see and do on this island of wonders. You will surely be overwhelmed by the exotic, beautiful scenery of this island paradise.
SUMMER SEA AT JEJU
Jeju’s beautiful emerald sea stretches out before your eyes, much like a beautiful, open meadow. Also known as “Hawaii of Asia”, Jeju Island attracts many surfers from all over the world. With high, unbreakable waves, warm water temperatures all year round, and ideal sea conditions suitable for beginners to advanced surfers, you will be enticed to jump into the sea instead of just watching it.
Beaches on Jeju Island differ in the beach color, water clarity, and scenery, but Hado Beach which is located in the eastern part of Jeju Island, is best known for its beautiful emerald sea. Shallow water and gentle waves make it an ideal spot for first-time surfers. With water so clear that you can see the ocean floor, you can enjoy snorkeling, kayaking, pedal boats and other marine sports. It is also a popular spot for family camping because of its shallow waters on a fine white sand beach.
Address Hado-ri, Gujwa-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
JUNGMUN SAEKDAL BEACH
Jungmun Beach hosts the Annual Jeju International Surf Competition every year, making it truly a haven for surfers. Surfers can enjoy surfing almost every day because of its various level of waves. Jungmun Beach also offers exotic beach scenery with palm trees, famous sightseeing spots such as Jusangjeolli Cliff, and 5-star hotel accommodations. It is a part of Jungmun Tourism Complex, which is well equipped with various facilities, including Aqua Planet (aquarium), Yeomiji Botanical Garden, Seonim Bridge, Cheonjeyeon Falls, and various other attractions. You can get on the bus to Jungmin Tourism Complex at Seogwipo Central Rotary and get off at the last stop (30 minutes ride), or alternatively, get on the bus to Jungmun·Seogwipo (via West Coast Road) at Jeju City Terminal (50 minutes ride). Airport buses also run from Jeju International Airport.
Address 3039, Saekdal-dong, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
Known for its sparkling white sand peppered with pretty shells, this beautiful beach is recommended for first-time swimmers because of its shallow water and gentle slopes. It is also a place where fresh seafood such as abalone and conch are caught. Various facilities are available, including camping facilities with pine groves and lots of grass.
Address 2497-1, Hyeopjae-ri, Hallim-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
PHYOSUN HAEVICHI BEACH
A beautiful pond reveals a circular white sand beach when the tide ebbs. Sand baths with fine, soft sand found on this beach, is said to be good for neuralgia. It is also a popular camping spot with dense pine forest and lush grass. Camping ground, parking lot, restroom, and shower room are available, and alternatively, you can “minbak” (B&B) in the surrounding villages. To the south of the beach, there are ports and fishing on the rocks of the seashore, so you can taste freshly caught raw fish and shellfish. Pyoseon Haevichi White Sand Festival organized by Pyoseon Youth Association, is held from late July to early August every year, so plan your trip accordingly. Jeju Folk Village Museum is 100m away, and many tourist attractions such as Seongeup Folk Village, Namwon Keunang, Seopjikoji, and Jeju Sinyoung Cinema Museum are also nearby.
Address Pyoseon-ri, Pyoseon-myeon, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
GUEMNEUNG UEITTEUMONE BEACH
This long white sand beach with clear and pellucid waters, is popular with families due to its shallow waters. The view of the ocean and the beach, at dusk, is absolutely spectacular, with the reflections of the sun setting in a burnt orange and reddish sky. You can also see the ecliptic “Biyangdo” island which was created by a volcano eruption about 1,000 years ago.
Address Geumneung-ri, Hallim-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
Located on the east side of Jeju Island, Woljeongri is a “lyrical”, scenic village with the meaning of “a place where the moon rests”. A beautiful emerald sea stretches out like a painting, and the bright moon seems to linger at night. You can enjoy watersports such as surfing, snorkeling, kayaking, etc., while families
with children can enjoy wading. It is also popular with surfers because of the consistent big waves. There are many cafes with nice atmosphere, in the nearby cafe street.
Address 33-3, Woljeong-ri, Gujwa-eup, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
JEJU’S NIGHT OF FALLING STARS
What could be more romantic than looking at twinkling stars which What could be more romantic than looking at twinkling stars which look like they will be shooting down across the sky Read on for our recommendations to Jeju’s most romantic spots!
1. SEOGWIPO ASTRONOMICAL SCIENCE AND CULTURE CENTER
This is the best place to observe Canopus, a star symbolizing health and longevity. It also has astronomical telescopes and Astronomical Projection Room that can display a virtual night sky as well as play digital videos, which makes it ideal for family outings, too.
Address 506-1, 1100-ro, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
2. “THE MUSEUM IS ALIVE” JEJU JUNGMUN BRANCH
If you want to take a 3D picture of your pleasant memories with your loved one or family, visit “The Museum Is Alive”.
Address 42, Jungmungwangwang-ro, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
3 JEJU GLASS MUSEUM
You can enjoy the beautiful scenery of Seogwiposi and the transparent glitter of glass, at the world’s largest glass museum designed and made by glass artists. Feel the splendor of colorful glass lights which are illuminated at night, which cannot be felt during daytime.
Address 1403, Jungsanganseo-ro, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
4. DODUBONG PEAK
Dodubong Peak is one of Jeju Island’s 31 hidden gems, at which you can enjoy hiking and a stunning view of the sea and Mt. Hallasan. You can enjoy watching airplanes take off and land at Jeju International Airport, which will feel like you are watching an airshow.
Address San 1, Dodu 1-dong, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
5. STARLIGHT NURI PARK
Starlight Park is not to be missed. It is considered to be one of the best places offering a most spectacular night view of Jeju-si. It has many observatories, 4D theater, space constellation IMAX, and much more. A variety of experience programs such as observation of the night sky and constellations, as well as space exploration stories, are held.
Address 60, Seondolmokdong-gil, Jeju-si, Jeju-do
6. SARABONG PEAK
Visit one of the 10 most beautiful spots in Jeju Island, best known for its stunning sunset view. You can get a picturesque viewpoint of Jeju, in which the plane landing at sunset will be much like a picture. If you come down from Sarabong Peak and head towards the pier, you will see the beautiful Sanji Lighthouse where can stay for a night, if you make reservations in advance.
Address 74, Sarabongdong-gil, Jeju-si, Jeju-do