10 summer-only spots to enjoy on your summer trip to Korea


In summer, Korea attracts tourists with its beautiful scenery and vibrant cities.
In this article, we will introduce places and events that are typical of the Korean summer and can give you some ideas for how to spend your summer vacation.



1. Swimming and hiking in Jeju Island

Jeju Island is known for its beautiful beaches and clear seawater, and many tourists and locals visit the island in the summer to enjoy swimming. Some of the most popular beaches are Hamdeok Beach, Geumneung Beach, and Gwakji Beach. Jeju Island is one of the most beautiful places in Korea. Many mountaineering enthusiasts gather here in the summer to enjoy trekking while enjoying the beautiful scenery. Experience a sense of unity with nature while taking in the view from the top of the mountain and feeling the fresh air.



2. Eat outdoors at a Korean food stall (포장마차, pojangmacha)

On summer nights, Korean food stalls pop up all over Seoul. You can enjoy a variety of dishes, including stir-fried and grilled foods, and alcoholic beverages. Dining outdoors is the perfect way to fully enjoy the Korean nightlife.




3. Han River Night Cruise

We recommend a night cruise on the Han River on a summer night. From the romantic boat, you can see the night view of Seoul. Enjoy a luxurious date with your partner or friends, enjoying the beautiful night view while feeling the night breeze.


Korea's beautiful coastlines are also popular during summer vacations. Enjoy cool, fun swimming at beaches such as Eulwang-ri, Daecheon, and Haeundae. Some are close to Seoul, making them perfect for day trips. Water parks are also popular, and you can splash around at Caribbean Bay and Ocean World.



4. Eulwangni Beach

Eulwangni Beach is located on the western end of the island where Incheon International Airport is located. It can be reached in about an hour from Seoul, making it a great day trip. There are many restaurants serving seafood along the coast, so you can enjoy a delicious meal between swims.

Address: Eulwangri Beach - Google Maps




5. Daecheon Beach

Daecheon Beach is located about 2.5 hours south of Seoul by train. The Boryeong Mud Festival is held at this beach every July , and it is a fun event where people get covered in mud. Therefore, many foreign tourists visit the beach.

Address: Daecheon Beach - Google Maps




6. Mangsang Beach

Mangsang Beach is a little far from Seoul, about 3.5 hours away. There is also an auto campground near the beach, so it is popular with families. You can spend a relaxing time in a natural environment.

Mangsang Beach - Google Maps



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7. Haeundae Beach

Haeundae Beach is an iconic place that is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Busan. It is a beach that is crowded with many people in the summer and is widely known not only by Koreans but also by foreigners. There are high-rise hotels and restaurants along the coast, and it has convenient facilities for tourists.

Haeundae Beach - Google Maps



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8. Gwangalli Beach

Gwangalli Beach is located west of Haeundae Beach in Busan. This beach is not only a great place to enjoy swimming, but also has many cozy restaurants and cafes. The night view of Gwangan Bridge is especially beautiful at night. Like Haeundae Beach in Busan, Gwangalli Beach is also crowded with people in the summer.

Gwangalli Beach - Google Maps


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9. Caribbean Bay

Caribbean Bay is Korea's most famous water park, located in Yongin. It is adjacent to the Everland theme park and is part of the Everland Resort. At Caribbean Bay, you can enjoy a variety of water attractions, including water slides, pools, and artificial beaches. It can be reached in about an hour and a half by subway from Gangnam, Seoul.

Caribbean Bay - Google Maps


10. Ocean World

Ocean World is a water park located in Hongcheon, Gangwon-do. It is newer than Caribbean Bay and is the most popular water park in Korea in terms of visitor numbers. Ocean World has a variety of attractions, including giant water slides, wave pools, and restaurants. During peak season, you can also take a free shuttle bus from Seoul or Incheon.

Vivaldi Park Ocean World - Google Maps


If you want to enjoy your summer trip to Korea, we recommend swimming in the sea, hiking, eating outdoor at Korean food stalls, and a night cruise on the Han River on Jeju Island. Enjoy trekking while feeling one with the natural beauty of Jeju Island.
Enjoy the night atmosphere by enjoying stir-fried and grilled foods at the food stalls, and enjoy a romantic date with the beautiful night view on a night cruise on the Han River. In addition, we recommend swimming and enjoying the scenery at various beaches, and having fun at water parks. Make the most of the charm of summer in Korea and enjoy a memorable trip.