|Muchangpo Beach (무창포해수욕장)|
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|With a mystical path cutting into the ocean and a beautiful site to watch the stunning sunset, Muchangpo Beach is one of the first man-made beaches on the western coastline.
The beach has a width of about 50m and a length of 1.5 km. The depth of the water is about 1m~2m and the water remains at a pleasant 22 degrees Celsius. Along the gently sloping beach is a vast pine tree forest, providing a relaxing place to enjoy the fresh waters and cool shade.
During the tides of the summer season, you can witness a miraculous phenomenon where a road seems to emerge from the depths of the ocean, similar to how Moses parted the Red Sea. This happens near the embankments of the beach that extend to about 1.5 km, and occurs only twice a year during the high tide season on the lunar calendar.
Furthermore, about a 20-minute drive away, is the Daechun seaport where fresh and delicious seafood and cooked crab meals can be bought at a cheap price.
The Mysterious Sea-Parting Experience
At the Muchang-po observation tower, which is located on top of a hill 50m away from the Muchang-po entrance, you can observe the spectacular view of the mysterious sea-parting phenomenon.
The sea-parting phenomenon, which happens on the 15th and 30th of July on the Lunar Calendar, is accompanied by various activities such as the clam hunting and arm wrestling competitions, as well as traditional Korean folk games.
|* Mysterious Sea Parting Festival:
- Organized by the Ungcheon Junior Chamber and called the Moses Miracle, the annual festival witnesses the sea parting that stretches over 1.5km from Muchangpo Beach and Seokdaedo.
* Tidal Land Experience
|June 28 - August 30, 2014|
|Shower booth, changing room, camping site, drinking fountain, auto camping site (operated by the city)|
|From Central City Terminal or Seoul Nambu Terminal, take an express or intercity bus bound for Boryeong Bus Terminal (travel time: approx. 3hr).
Transfer to Bus 901 and get off at Boryeongyoyang Hospital (보령요양병원) Bus Stop (4 bus stops away).
Cross the street and transfer to Bus 501 (in front of Medical Pharmacy) and get off at Biche Palace Bus Stop. (44 bus stops / 1hr 16min away).
Walk toward the sea for about 580m to arrive at the beach.
Or, we advise taking a taxi to the beach from the bus terminal (travel time: approx. 30min / 16-20 km away).