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Top attractions in Yangyang-gun

Naksansa Temple©
One of the eight greatest scenic areas in the east of Korea, Naksansa Temple has served for centuries as a place of prayer and meditation in
Tours from UAH2,196
Seoraksan National Park
Listed as a tentative World Heritage Site, Seoraksan National Park shelters rare animal and plant life on an area of 163.6 sq km (63.2 sq mi)
Tours from UAH6,462
Hajodae©
Hyuhyuam©
Sokcho Central Market©
Get a taste for the city at Sokcho Central Market. Join the crowd of visitors who come here on a daily basis to try local specialties at affo
Uisangdae©
Biryong Falls©
Biryong Falls (비룡폭포 in Hanguk) is a waterfall in Seoraksan National Park in Sokcho, located halfway between Yukdam Falls and Towangseong Fall

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Accommodations130 properties
Popular hotelNaksan Beach Hotel
Popular areaYangyang Airport
Nightly rates from$22
AirportYangyang International Airport

Best hotels & accommodations in Yangyang-gun

Naksan Beach Hotel

Very new, clean hotel. A bit far from the city but if you don't mind 10 minutes drive it ia great.

Alex, Canada

The Suites Hotel Naksan

Really liked everything about the hotel. The room was clean with great sea view. I'd like to thank the staff for their support and directions. One of the staff showed me the best way to travel to Seoul from the hotel. He even printed out the bus schedule for me. Enjoyed my stay at the hotel.

Gayratjon, Uzbekistan

Naksan World Beach

We stayed for 2 nights. The location is excellent. There are many restaurants and coffee shops in the area. You can see everything from the room - we had a sea view room. I could see my family play at the beach. The weather wasn't very good but we still had a great time. The room looks bigger in the advertisement but it's quite small for a family of 5. They advertise a...

We stayed for 2 nights. The location is excellent. There are many restaurants and coffee shops in the area. You can see everything from the room - we had a sea view room. I could see my family play at the beach. The weather wasn't very good but we still had a great time. The room looks bigger in the advertisement but it's quite small for a family of 5. They advertise a king size bed but it's actually a queen. The room had a queen and single bed but we booked for 5 people so 2 had to sleep on the floor on the Korean mattresses. The beds were very hard and uncomfortable. We had to pay directly to the hotel and they told us if we paid cash we would get a discount so no complaints here.

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Patrolena, South Africa

Beachvill Condotel

Standard Korean type condo with a small Kitchen and super hard bed which was my main problem. Room was clean but bedsheets smelled. Parking available and the main value is the ability to see and hear the sea which is right in front of you!

Guy, Germany

Exterior view

Can't complain one of best stays in Korea. I stayed at a standard room the cheapest with no view but the bed was extremely comfortable and rest room was very clean. I saw staff cleaning the hotel facilities all the time. Superb facilities I loved the Mar Therapy offed by the Spa. Overall great value.

KEVIN, United States

Goodstay Naksan Motel

Nice motel close to the Naksan Beach and Temple. The room were spacy and comparable clean. Service was motivated, but not all the time available in english. The Beach was just across the street. The motel is a good choice for "just sleeping" and staying all day on the beach, at the temple or in the National Parks close by. The staff tried their best, but communication ...

Nice motel close to the Naksan Beach and Temple. The room were spacy and comparable clean. Service was motivated, but not all the time available in english. The Beach was just across the street. The motel is a good choice for "just sleeping" and staying all day on the beach, at the temple or in the National Parks close by. The staff tried their best, but communication was sometime hard by lacking english...

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MARKUS, Germany

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I enjoyed my stay at Zio. I don't speak Korean well and the staff spoke minimal English but they made sure I understood them when necessary. The staff were very kind and friendly at all times. I stayed 2 nights and my room was not cleaned after the first night. This was okay for me. The room was comfortable with a nice view of the sea in the distance. Excellent proximi...

I enjoyed my stay at Zio. I don't speak Korean well and the staff spoke minimal English but they made sure I understood them when necessary. The staff were very kind and friendly at all times. I stayed 2 nights and my room was not cleaned after the first night. This was okay for me. The room was comfortable with a nice view of the sea in the distance. Excellent proximity to a bike trail. There wasn't any store etc in close walking distance so be prepared to drive if you want something. I thought the resort was a comfortable and clean hotel with a kind staff and I would recommend it to others.

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Anthony, United States


Cheapest hotels in Yangyang-gun

Naksan World Beach

We stayed for 2 nights. The location is excellent. There are many restaurants and coffee shops in the area. You can see everything from the room - we had a sea view room. I could see my family play at the beach. The weather wasn't very good but we still had a great time. The room looks bigger in the advertisement but it's quite small for a family of 5. They advertise a...

We stayed for 2 nights. The location is excellent. There are many restaurants and coffee shops in the area. You can see everything from the room - we had a sea view room. I could see my family play at the beach. The weather wasn't very good but we still had a great time. The room looks bigger in the advertisement but it's quite small for a family of 5. They advertise a king size bed but it's actually a queen. The room had a queen and single bed but we booked for 5 people so 2 had to sleep on the floor on the Korean mattresses. The beds were very hard and uncomfortable. We had to pay directly to the hotel and they told us if we paid cash we would get a discount so no complaints here.

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Patrolena, South Africa

View

I enjoyed my stay at Zio. I don't speak Korean well and the staff spoke minimal English but they made sure I understood them when necessary. The staff were very kind and friendly at all times. I stayed 2 nights and my room was not cleaned after the first night. This was okay for me. The room was comfortable with a nice view of the sea in the distance. Excellent proximi...

I enjoyed my stay at Zio. I don't speak Korean well and the staff spoke minimal English but they made sure I understood them when necessary. The staff were very kind and friendly at all times. I stayed 2 nights and my room was not cleaned after the first night. This was okay for me. The room was comfortable with a nice view of the sea in the distance. Excellent proximity to a bike trail. There wasn't any store etc in close walking distance so be prepared to drive if you want something. I thought the resort was a comfortable and clean hotel with a kind staff and I would recommend it to others.

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Anthony, United States

Beachvill Condotel

Standard Korean type condo with a small Kitchen and super hard bed which was my main problem. Room was clean but bedsheets smelled. Parking available and the main value is the ability to see and hear the sea which is right in front of you!

Guy, Germany

Naksan Beach Hotel

Very new, clean hotel. A bit far from the city but if you don't mind 10 minutes drive it ia great.

Alex, Canada

The Suites Hotel Naksan

Really liked everything about the hotel. The room was clean with great sea view. I'd like to thank the staff for their support and directions. One of the staff showed me the best way to travel to Seoul from the hotel. He even printed out the bus schedule for me. Enjoyed my stay at the hotel.

Gayratjon, Uzbekistan

Goodstay Naksan Motel

Nice motel close to the Naksan Beach and Temple. The room were spacy and comparable clean. Service was motivated, but not all the time available in english. The Beach was just across the street. The motel is a good choice for "just sleeping" and staying all day on the beach, at the temple or in the National Parks close by. The staff tried their best, but communication ...

Nice motel close to the Naksan Beach and Temple. The room were spacy and comparable clean. Service was motivated, but not all the time available in english. The Beach was just across the street. The motel is a good choice for "just sleeping" and staying all day on the beach, at the temple or in the National Parks close by. The staff tried their best, but communication was sometime hard by lacking english...

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MARKUS, Germany

Exterior view

Can't complain one of best stays in Korea. I stayed at a standard room the cheapest with no view but the bed was extremely comfortable and rest room was very clean. I saw staff cleaning the hotel facilities all the time. Superb facilities I loved the Mar Therapy offed by the Spa. Overall great value.

KEVIN, United States


4-star hotels in Yangyang-gun

Naksan Beach Hotel

Very new, clean hotel. A bit far from the city but if you don't mind 10 minutes drive it ia great.

Alex, Canada


5-star hotels in Yangyang-gun

Exterior view

Can't complain one of best stays in Korea. I stayed at a standard room the cheapest with no view but the bed was extremely comfortable and rest room was very clean. I saw staff cleaning the hotel facilities all the time. Superb facilities I loved the Mar Therapy offed by the Spa. Overall great value.

KEVIN, United States




Traveler impressions of Yangyang-gun

I stayed only two days one night in Yangyang, enjoyed the spa in hotel, and the fresh seafood in Daepodong much.

Lee, China


Yangyang-gun's best hotels with breakfast

Naksan Beach Hotel

Very new, clean hotel. A bit far from the city but if you don't mind 10 minutes drive it ia great.

Alex, Canada

Exterior view

Can't complain one of best stays in Korea. I stayed at a standard room the cheapest with no view but the bed was extremely comfortable and rest room was very clean. I saw staff cleaning the hotel facilities all the time. Superb facilities I loved the Mar Therapy offed by the Spa. Overall great value.

KEVIN, United States

Reception

We love the variety of food during breakfast especially during weekend. It is buffet style during weekend and they will serve the food to you during weekday.

AFIQ, Malaysia

Two-Y-Hotel

Pros: Friendly staff. Clean rooms. Cons: Overpriced. Rooms are too small. No closet(s). Seorak Beach is located across from this hotel which involves walking along the shoulder of a highway to access.

michael, South Korea

Ocean Valley Resort

Does not look anything like the photo. Definitely not worth the money and shouldn't call themselves a resort. I asked to cancel my stay apun arrival of seeing its conditions and they wouldn't provide me a refund. This place does not offer the nice facilities for food,beverages, and bar like advertised. Do yourself a favor an book somewhere else. Only thing this place...

Does not look anything like the photo. Definitely not worth the money and shouldn't call themselves a resort. I asked to cancel my stay apun arrival of seeing its conditions and they wouldn't provide me a refund. This place does not offer the nice facilities for food,beverages, and bar like advertised. Do yourself a favor an book somewhere else. Only thing this place has going for it is the location is right in the beach.

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Christina, United States

The Suites Hotel Naksan

Really liked everything about the hotel. The room was clean with great sea view. I'd like to thank the staff for their support and directions. One of the staff showed me the best way to travel to Seoul from the hotel. He even printed out the bus schedule for me. Enjoyed my stay at the hotel.

Gayratjon, Uzbekistan


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Yangyang County

"Yangyang" redirects here. For the South Korean airport RKNY/YNY, see Yangyang International Airport. For the South Asian monastery, see Yangyang Monastery. For other uses, see Yang Yang (disambiguation).

County in Gwandong, South Korea

Yangyang

양양군

 • Hangul양양군
 • Hanja襄陽郡
 • Revised RomanizationYangyang-gun
 • McCune-ReischauerYangyang-gun
Flag of Yangyang

Flag

Official logo of Yangyang

Emblem of Yangyang

Location in South Korea

Location in South Korea

Country South Korea
RegionGwandong
Administrative divisions1 eup, 5 myeon
 • Total628.68 km2 (242.73 sq mi)
 • Total30,141
 • Density50/km2 (100/sq mi)
 • DialectGangwon

Yangyang County (Yangyang-gun) is a county in Gangwon Province, South Korea. The county is located in the northeast of the country in Gangwon-do. Its population is about 31,000 (2004).

The Yangyang area is well known for its pine mushrooms (song-i), its fish—particularly salmon—and its sunrises.

Overview[edit]

In 2002, Yangyang opened its own airport, serving Gangneung to the south and Sokcho to the north. It was intended for the many tourists attracted by the Seorak-san national park. But, as of 2009, the airport closed due to a lack of passengers.[1]

The county is proud to unite the five major religious influences in South Korea: Confucianism, Buddhism, Shamanism, Protestantism and Roman Catholicism. There are sites for all these movements in Yangyang. The Seonghwangsa is a shamanistic altar which was traditionally used for sacrificial rites. Yangyang Hyanggyo is a Confucian school, built in 1340. Today the school mainly serves as a shrine, but some classes are still held at the site. In 1921 the Yangyang Cathedral was built. During the Korean War it was burnt to the ground, but rebuilt after.

The county is also proud of its five-day market. It is the largest traditional market in the area and renowned for the quality of its produce. The market is held on days ending in 4 and 9.

Tourism[edit]

  • Naksansa(洛山寺)
  • Uisangdae(義湘台)
  • Junjisaji pagoda(陳田寺址三層石塔)
  • Naksan Beach
  • Osan Beach
  • Dongho Beach
  • Hajodae Beach
  • Ingu Beach
  • Jigyeong Beache

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 38°04′N128°37′E / 38.067°N 128.617°E / 38.067; 128.617

Sours: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yangyang_County
🏄Surfers Paradise🏄 INGU·JUKDO BEACH ON THE EAST COAST (Yangyang, Korea)

What to do and see in Yangyang-gun, South Korea: The Best Places and Tips

December 10, 2017Frederic Celentano

Discover the best top things to do in Yangyang-gun, South Korea including Naksansa Temple, Naksan Beach, Hajodae, Hyuhyuam, Uisangdae Pavilion, Namae Port, Osaek Carbonated Hot Springs, Osan-ri Prehistory Museum, Micheongol Valley, Jangan Temple.
Restaurants in Yangyang-gun

1. Naksansa Temple

Jeonjin 1-ri, Ganghyeon-myeon, Yangyang-gun, Gangwon-do 215-853, South Korea+82 33-672-2447

Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 121 reviews

Naksansa Temple

Reviewed By nlaykhim - Singapore

The Uisangdae Pavilion is under construction; what a pity!
Nevertheless our guide recommended that we visit Hongryeonam (small temple built in a stone cave) instead. The grounds were serene and peaceful, but the views were not exactly what I had been expecting. All my photos had evidence of the construction works going on. So if you are visiting for the views, perhaps do check when the construction will be completed.
We spent some time in the tea house instead. Hmmm...Korean tea has a strong taste, and takes a while to be accustomed to. I tried two different flavours and didn't like either of them.

2. Naksan Beach

Ganghyeon-myeon, Yangyang-gun, Gangwon-do, South Korea+82 33-670-2518

Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 52 reviews

Naksan Beach

Reviewed By Katja_nsk - Suwon, South Korea

THE BEACH/WATER
The beach is lovely - wide and long with pine trees planted alongside and Mountains of Seoraksan National Park as a backdrop. The water is clean and transparent, and is of beautiful color. However, the slope is steep, the water is cold (July), and the waves are strong. That one is a real sea, very different from the Korean West coast (shallow Yellow sea). We were here before in May and in October, and assumed that the water was cold off-season. But in mid-July we were sorry to find it still cold... I mean, it is fine to just run in and out, but not much more. Anyway, the waves would not let one to swim... It was the case when the presence of lifeguards on the beach was fully justified.
ACCOMODATION/FOOD
There are plenty of accommodation options, including hotels, motels, and condos. We had a room in Beachvill Condotel, next to a more expensive Naksan Beach Hotel, in the quieter portion of the beach. We had a kitchen and a balcony with sea view, so we ate all our meals there and did not bother to check the restaurants. But from what I could spot, they serve mainly Korean-style seafood. There are several cafes across the street, facing the beach. 7/11s and GS25 are there, too.
ATTRACTIONS NEARBY
You can walk to a very interesting and beautiful temple of Naksansa from the beach (around 3-4 km). The statue of Buddha on the mountain is seen from the beach, just go into that direction and you will get to the entrance.
FACILITIES
In spite of the quietness and lack of people, the area is well-maintained. Apparently, all this is for 2-3 weeks of Korean vacation in later July-early August... There are wooden walking paths along the shore, color lighting in the evening, swings and benches on the sand under pine trees, toilets, etc. Our baby enjoyed a ride on a horse carriage.
At the time of our visit (July 18-19) Naksan Beach was very peaceful and did not feel very touristy. We could sit on the beach privately without many people around. That same beach, however, is photographed on ads as fully packed with people, parasols, banana boats etc. where you can hardly see the water and sand... Luckily, we missed that. That must have been later in July when most locals have vacations. (God only knows why they put such horrible photos on the banners, the beach is nice when it is empty!).
More "action" is around the central area (where Pebble Beach pension, GS25, 7/11 and parking are). In the evening the dead-looking amusement park went alive with some noise. Still, 5 minutes away in our hotel it was quiet.

3. Hajodae

Yangyang-gun, Gangwon-do, South Korea

Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 34 reviews

Hajodae

Reviewed By FOL-1003 - Berlin, Ohio

There is a small 6corner lookout temple that gives shelter in rainy times. The sotry is poetic and apparently quite present in the education of Korean children with fairy tales and songs.
Its about 600y old beautyful spot and you can see waves and stones washed by waves.
Not as boring as it sounds
Of course - take lots of pictures!!

4. Hyuhyuam

Gwangjin-ri, Hyeonnam-myeon, Yangyang-gun, Gangwon-do, South Korea

Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 21 reviews

Hyuhyuam

Reviewed By CanisHan - Guri, South Korea

CY + cg ( 2017.05.21 )
This temple was good place to see beach and religious facilities. Most temple was worship Buddha, but main building of this temple was worship the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy. I admired splendid statue and mural of the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy, and there was many place to enjoy. Especially, Big statue was very good and beautiful. As unique temple shape, there was worth to visit.

5. Uisangdae Pavilion

55, Jeonjin-ri, Ganghyeon-myeon, Yangyang-gun, Gangwon-do 215-850, South Korea+82 33-670-2397

Overall Ratings

4 based on 22 reviews

Uisangdae Pavilion

Reviewed By CanisHan - Guri, South Korea

CYC ( 2014.01.17 ) There was a good place to enjoy view of sea, and had good atmosphere. There was certain of good attraction, but a part of Naksan-temple. There would be include Naksan-temple, I think.

6. Namae Port

Namae-ri, Hyeonnam-myeon, Yangyang-gun, Gangwon-do, South Korea

Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 10 reviews

Namae Port

Reviewed By Ye0hang - Bucheon, South Korea

Not too much crowd If you wanna feel calm and silence, I recommend this place Especially, Raw fish is Awesome. I visited 경기횟집(restaurant), Their food was very delicious. and All guys in there, very kind.

7. Osaek Carbonated Hot Springs

511 Osaek-ri, Yangyang-gun, Gangwon-do, South Korea+82 33-670-1000

Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 11 reviews

Osaek Carbonated Hot Springs

Reviewed By papertowel27 - Duluth, Minnesota

I've visited several natural spas (oncheon/온천) in Korea, and this one is my favorite. I'd say it compares to mid-range Japanese mountain resort onsens in variety and quality. It's also cleaner than any other spa I've visited in Korea, although it could be cleaner. There are two tiers for pricing: the base price allows entries to the baths only, while the higher price allows entry to the baths and a selection of co-ed dry saunas. Note that the carbonated spring itself is actually not hot, but there are several hot baths to warm up in (mugwort bath, hinoki bath, pine needle bath, alkali bath, etc). The spa is connected to the Greenyard Hotel, but anyone can use the spa. You can get here via an approximately 40-minute ride on bus number 1 from Yangyang, which picks up every 60 to 90 minutes across from Yangyang traditional market (among other places).

8. Osan-ri Prehistory Museum

51, Osan-ri, Sonyang-myeon, Yangyang-gun, Gangwon-do, South Korea

Overall Ratings

4 based on 3 reviews

Osan-ri Prehistory Museum

Reviewed By 인선 황

날도 춥고 갈데도 마땅치 않아서 들렀는데~생각보다 괜찮구요 사람이 없어서 좋았어요~한 번 가셔도 좋을듯~

9. Micheongol Valley

Overall Ratings

5 based on 1 reviews

Micheongol Valley

Reviewed By YCHong - Seoul, South Korea

Micheongol means rice-water valley in Korean. About one thousand years ago, there used to be a temple named Seonlimwon, which was such a big one with many monks that every morning the valley water became white from rice-washing for their meal. Recently, the oldest bronze buddha in Korea has been excavated from this site and proved the value of this temple.
Other than Seonlimwon ruin, the valley itself is worth visiting. It runs more than 10km up from the entrance, accompanied by mostly unpaved road along which I run for excercise every morning during my visit. Water is crystal clean but might be felt too cold for swimming even in summer.(I'll try) An ideal place for trekking along the valley and in the forest. One more thing. there is a mireral water spring named "Bulbaragi" near at the upper end of the valley, but it's a long long way to get there.
For boarding, you can use some inns including "Bulbaragi" and "Monvijou". If you have Korean friends, it might be good to ask them to book camp sites or lodges of Korean Forest Service but they are hard to book.

10. Jangan Temple

31-3 Jangan-ro | Jangan-eup, Gijang-Gun, Yangyang-gun, Gangwon-do, South Korea+82 51-727-7436

Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Jangan Temple

Reviewed By Nelson P - Busan, South Korea

Reviews we read online about Jangan Temple promised a huge, golden, reclining Buddha. Well, that's no longer truth. We looked and looked and even asked one of the staff members about it. They said we've confused this temple with another one. However, given that we'd seen many online reviews of the Buddha (all dated 2012 and earlier), we can only assume that it has been removed.
That's OK! While Jangan Temple isn't necessarily a "must-see" if you're in Busan for a few days, it's a nice place to get away from the city, and it's not that hard to get to if you don't mind walking or waiting for the shuttle (in Korean, "maeul" or "마을") bus (Bus 9 from Gijang Sijang Station, among other stops) that comes by once every 45 minutes or so. We went in the fall - mid-November gets a little chilly, but still bearable. The display put on by leaves changing colors was a spectacular backdrop!
If you're ever in eastern Busan (the Gi-jang area) and don't want to put up with the crowds at Hae-dong Yong-gung Temple, Jangansa is a nice alternative.

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Yangyang-gun: Paradise On Korea’s East Coast at Naksan Beach

After scouring the internet sites for pensions in Gangneung last week and coming up nil, I decided to focus my search on other beaches to the north of the ever famous Gyeongpo Beach for this past weekend’s trip to the coast. Gangneung is one of the most popular areas for people living in Seoul, Korea to head each summer when they’re seeking a beach getaway. Most people focus on Gyeongpo Beach BUT Naksan Beach headed toward Sokcho is DEFINITELY one of the best beaches in the area and exactly because it’s often overlooked.

The waters are clear and beautiful shades of blue and the sands are soft and white. It’s easy to get to the east coast and as of 2018, the train built for the Olympics has now made it even easier and a bit faster too. Hoping the beaches in the vicinity would be just as beautiful, I came upon a pension with a room on Naksan Beach (낙산해변) and booked it as quick as my little fingers could get it done. It was worth it.

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Yangyang-gun, Gangwon-do, Korea: Naksan Beach
Yangyang-gun, Gangwon-do, Korea: Naksan Beach
Yangyang-gun, Gangwon-do, Korea: Naksan Beach

Yangyang-gun, Gangwon-do, Korea: Naksan Beach
Yangyang-gun, Gangwon-do, Korea: Naksan Beach


How To Get There

Address: 59 Haemaji-gil Ganghyeon-myeon Yangyang-gun, Gangwon-do (강원도 양양군 강현면 해맞이길 59)

By Bus: From Dong Seoul Bus Terminal OR Gangnam Express Bus Terminal, take a bus to Yangyang Bus Terminal. From Seoul Express Bus Terminal it takes about 2 hours. From the Yangyang Bus Terminal, catch bus number 9 OR 9-1 in front of the terminal to Naksan or just take a taxi to your hotel which shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes and won’t cost more than W10,000 depending where you’re staying.


Where To Stay On Naksan Beach

The Suites Hotel Naksan

The Suites Hotel Naksan, Naksan Hotel, Naksan, KoreaThe rooms are clean and spacious and the private balconies of every room look out over Naksan Beach. The hotel also has free laundry facilities for guests which is great when you’re spending time on the beach and don’t want to truck home with all of your sandy clothes. The simple modern rooms are perfect for every kind of traveler. You can book a stay at the Suites Hotel Naksan on Booking.com.

Naksan Beach Hotel

Naksan Beach Hotel, Naksan Hotel, Naksan, KoreaLess than five minutes from the beach, this hotel has a beautiful view of the ocean and is really close to Naksansa Temple which is also a must see in the area. It’s especially great for families as some rooms feature multiple bathrooms, multiple rooms, and a small kitchen area as well. Look into it if you’re traveling with a small group for sure. Check out Naksan Beach Hotel on Booking.com here.


What To Know About The Beach Area

Beach Amenities: Camp site (open from the beginning of May to the end of August), restrooms, shower rooms, changing rooms, drinking fountains, parking

The beach was all that and more.

Four kilometers of white sand make up this beach that is lined with pine tree forests providing shade along a boardwalk when the sun becomes too hot to bear. Swing-sets and benches are spaced sporadically along the side walk at the back of the beach and from morning to evening the clear blue water sparkles in the sunlight. Even though it was the last weekend of the summer high season there was plenty of space for everyone to spread out and claim a good plot of sand for themselves. Of course there were the clumps of umbrellas you have to pay for and the groups of tents set up by families, but wander this way or that and there was sand, sand and more sand with hardly a soul in sight. Just like Gyeongpo Beach which is the most famous beach in the Gangneung region, this beach had the white sand the clear emerald waters that we were seeking. It may have been even better because we had so much space to spread out.

If you want recommendations for another spot with space to spread out and cliffs and beaches too, make sure to look into the Chaesukgang cliffs and seaside on the west coast. A lot of people overlook the west coast as it has shallower water, but it’s a great spot too.

If you are looking for crowds, the partying concerts and the fireworks run amok, the north end of the beach is where you should head, but just a bit south and there’s nothing of the sort. While we expected crowds for this “last weekend” of the summer, they just weren’t to the extent that you’d find in Busan’s famous Haeundae or in Jeju this time of year and that suited us just fine. Party central at the north end of Naksan Beach also provides all of the carnival games you could want to play and some carnival rides too if you want a little action. There is also a CU, GS25 and two 7/11’s all in one corner so if you have a favorite convenience store, no worries, yours is there. If you’re looking for some good coffee not of the convenience store variety, head to Cafe Le Mer Bleue which sits among the many Korean sashimi restaurants. Plenty of fishy eats and plenty of store bought treats.


Yangyang-gun, Gangwon-do, Korea: Naksan Beach
Yangyang-gun, Gangwon-do, Korea: Naksan BeachYangyang-gun, Gangwon-do, Korea: Naksan Beach


Not only is this beach one of the best I’ve seen and lacking the normal beach paradise crowds to boot, there’s also the gorgeous Naksansa Temple nearby and Seoraksan National Park is just a short half hour bus ride away.

It would behoove any visitor to enjoy the beach, but also take a gander around the area of Yangyang-gun because it’s really a spectacular weekend getaway destination. There are really beautiful beaches throughout the Gangneung area. Here are a few more to check out if you’re headed that way.

Sungeut Beach: Set between the more popular areas named Jumunjin and Gyeongpo, this small beachside area has a quieter atmosphere which suited us just fine. Even though smaller, it does still have amenities like umbrella rental and plastic lounge chairs. There was plenty of space and a modern look out area on the southern end of the beach that was cool to check out as well.

Gyeongpo Beach:Gyeongpo is the most popular beach in the area. There is not only a seaside, but there is also a lake and a ton of activities to have fun with in the area. Don’t miss the beach, but also don’t miss a stop to nearby Chodang Sundubu Village.

Jeongdongjin Beach: This beach is famous as it features the Sun Cruise Resort a ship shaped resort on the side of a hillside that overlooks the beach. The drama “Hourglass” filmed here also helped. The beach is absolutely gorgeous so it’s no wonder people flock to the area. Maybe you’ll get lucky like us and not meet a soul around when you go though.

Surfyy Beach: If you’re looking to get your surf on in Korea, head to Surfyy Beach which is ONLY for surfers. It’s near Hajodae Beach and is an awesome experience. Whether you have experience or not, there are teachers and surf. Get out there.

Chuam Beach: This beautiful stretch of coastline in Donghae has only recently became much more accessible due to a new train station opening up in the area. This beautiful beach also has a fun suspension bridge and a sculpture park to check out as well.



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Yangyang-gun: Paradise On Korea's East Coast at Naksan Beach: White sand and emerald blue seas make this beach just north of Gangneung on the east coast of Korea a perfect getaway from Seoul, Korea in the summer. Don't miss Naksan Beach in Yangyang-gun near Sokcho in South Korea.
Yangyang-gun: Paradise On Korea's East Coast at Naksan Beach: White sand and emerald blue seas make this beach just north of Gangneung on the east coast of Korea a perfect getaway from Seoul, Korea in the summer. Don't miss Naksan Beach in Yangyang-gun near Sokcho in South Korea.

Sours: https://thesoulofseoul.net/2015/08/18/yangyang-gun-paradise-at-naksan-beach/
🏄Surfers Paradise🏄 INGU·JUKDO BEACH ON THE EAST COAST (Yangyang, Korea)

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