|Hwajinpo Beach (화진포해변)|
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The deep blue ocean of Hwajinpo Beach invites an endless trail of visitors to the area where you can also find other attractions such as the magnificent Hwajinpoho Lagoon, historical summer villas and a refreshing pine tree forest.
Hwajinpo Beach is originally known for its beautiful 1.7-km long shoreline, preserved with shallow yet clean water and fine sand. The spectacular view of sunset is another reason many visit this place.
If you move inland from the beach you will find Hwajinpoho Lagoon. This is one of the most beautiful lagoons you will find in Korea, with its graceful scenery, surrounded by a forest of pine trees and a field of sweet briers. The lagoon presents a renewed sense of appreciation for nature. The name Hwajinpo, in fact, originated from the numerous sweet briers blooming in the region.
If you head down south a bit from the beach, you will also find a few villas in the midst of the woods. They once belonged to historical figures such as North Korean dictator Kim Il-Seong and Korea's first president Yi Seung-Man. Some of these historical villas have been restored to attract many visitors.
Tourism Office (beach)
Hwajinpo Tourist Center
|mid July ~ late August every year (Vary by weather condition)
2014.7.11-8.17 (38 days)
|Camping site, parasol, shade, changing room, shower booth, drinking fountain, boat/tube rentals, snack bar, etc.|
|City Bus: From Ganseong Intercity Bus Terminal, take Daejin/Geojin bound city bus No. 1 or 1-1 and get off at Daejin Middle/High School (5-10 min interval / 25 min ride). Walk 5 min.
Taxi: Takes 15 min. However, it charges you a round-trip fee. It is recommendable to take a bus.