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Aewol Port, Jeju, Korea

As Jeju is an island surrounded by the sea on all four sides, you can find ports throughout the island. In Aewol, you can find “Aewol Port,” which is conveniently located along the way, so I decided to make a stop.

“Jeju Aewol Port”

Located in Aewol-ri, Aewol-eup, Jeju City, Jeju Special Self-Governing Province, Aewol Port is a coastal port. In June 16, 1968, a government investment of 1.2 million Korean Won was made for the extension of the Aewol Port breakwater, and it was completed on August 10 of the same year, resulting in a total breakwater length of 70 meters.

On December 21, 1971, Aewol Port was designated as a Type 1 fishing port under Fisheries Notice No. 44 of the National Fisheries Administration. Accordingly, the harbor construction in Aewol Port, which began in 1972, was completed in 1984, after 13 years, with a total project cost of 879 million Korean Won. The project included a seawall of 364 meters, a northern breakwater of 650 meters, an eastern breakwater of 90 meters, a southern breakwater of 60 meters, and a embankment of 30 meters, allowing four 300-ton cargo ships to dock simultaneously. On December 29, 1995, with the revision and promulgation of Presidential Decree No. 14853, the Aewol Port was newly designated as a coastal port.

  • Source: Korea Content Platform “Jeju Aewol Port”

“Aewol Port, Not Much to See as a Tourist Destination”

In reality, Aewol Port is not a place that tourists would deliberately visit. It can be considered a place where people involved in the fishing and maritime industries would visit for business purposes.

Rather than visiting Aewol Port directly, I would recommend visiting a cafe in Aewol that overlooks the sea. Alternatively, this place might be more suitable for photographers who want to capture the appearance of Aewol Port in photos.

“Jeju Aewol Port”

  • Address: Aewol-eup, Jeju City, Jeju Special Self-Governing Province, South Korea