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Gangneung East Coast Beach: Gyeongpo Beach (Spring)

Even if you haven’t had the chance to visit yet, there’s a beach in Gangneung that you’ve probably heard of at least once: Gyeongpo Beach.

Gyeongpo Beach is the largest beach on the east coast of Gangneung. Its name is derived from the nearby Gyeongpodae, and during the peak summer season, it attracts an average of 500,000 visitors per day.

“Gangneung’s Largest East Coast Beach: Gyeongpo Beach”

The total area of Gyeongpo Beach’s sandy shore is 144,000 square meters, with a length of 1.8 kilometers. It is surrounded by a pine forest that acts as a windbreak, stretching for 4 kilometers with a width of 80 centimeters.

Behind Gyeongpo Beach lies Gyeongpo Lake. This lake is considered one of the eight scenic views of the Gwandong region, allowing visitors to enjoy both Gyeongpo Lake and the East Sea simultaneously. It’s a special place known for providing a simultaneous view of the lake and the sea, earning its spot among the eight scenic views of Gwandong.

“A Variety of Seafood Restaurants Along Gyeongpo Beach”

Given the substantial size of Gyeongpo Beach and the large number of visitors during the vacation season, it’s natural to find numerous seafood restaurants along the coast. This is a place where you can savor freshly caught seafood while enjoying the sea.

When you think of a beach on the east coast, Gyeongpo Beach is undoubtedly one of the first places that comes to mind. It’s a representative tourist destination in Gangneung, where you can experience the grandeur of the East Sea. Especially during the peak summer vacation season, it’s a special and meaningful place where you can witness a multitude of people. Perhaps many have already created unforgettable memories here.

“Gangneung: Gyeongpo Beach”

  • Address: 514 Changhae-ro, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do, 25460
  • Phone: 033-640-4533