Gyeongpo Beach

Beach in Gangneung

The largest beach on the east coast, and the third-busiest in South Korea, has 1.8km of flat, white sand bordered by pine trees and pleasant waters. It’s besieged by visitors during the official season (13 July to 20 August). At other times, the noisy strip of beachside restaurants and motels doesn’t detract too much from the charm of the famous wind-twisted pine trees which provide good photo-ops.