Introducing Daecheon Beach
This popular strip of almost golden-hued sand runs 3.5km long and is about 100m wide during low tide. The main hub of activity is at its southern end, near the Civil Tower Plaza (시민탑 광장), but in summer the entire stretch gets overrun with beachgoers, especially during the increasingly bacchanalian Boryeong Mud Festival.
Though it’s well-supplied with motels, restaurants, bars, cafes and norae-bang (karaoke rooms), Daecheon Beach is less a proper town than a resort outpost, surrounded by rice paddies and the sea. Developed only in the 1990s, it has all the aesthetic finesse of a tawdry Las Vegas – think neon nightscapes and plastic palm trees, with more hotels and amenities in the works. If it gets too touristy, head to the harbour Daecheonhang (대천항), which has more rustic seafood restaurants.