Hakdong Mongdol Beach


The black-pebble beach in Hakdong is a cosy destination for family outings and romantic getaways, about 30 minutes by car from Geoje-si. Summer crowds flock to the 1.2km-long beach to laze on the bumpy rocks (bring a thick blanket), throw stones and fish off the pier. The rest of the year is rather quiet.

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Nearby Gyeongsangnam-do attractions

1. Haegeumgang

3.42 MILES

Haegeumgang, a collection of breathtaking rocky islets and a jagged coastline, forms part of the Hallyeo Maritime National Park – famous for life…

2. Oedo Botania


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3. Historic Park of Geoje POW Camp

7.03 MILES

In Geoje-si, this modest but worthwhile museum provides hard-to-find information about the POW camp experience during the Korean War. Just by the gate is…

4. Bijindo

10.96 MILES

Bijindo is actually two islands joined together by a sand bridge, which makes for some outstanding photography. It's a popular getaway destination for…

5. Somaemuldo

11.46 MILES

Sharp cliffs and crashing waves on dramatic rock formations make this a worthwhile journey. At low tide, walk across the land bridge and climb to the…

6. Hallyeosudo Cable Car

12.79 MILES

Stretching out 1975m, this is Korea’s longest cable-car ride. Near the top of Mireuk-san (461m), the view of Hallyeo Maritime National Park is dramatic…

7. Nammang-san

12.86 MILES

Set aside an hour or more to enjoy the views atop this mountain beside Gangguan harbour. On the way up, you'll pass a modest sculpture park with 15 pieces…

8. Turtle Ship Replicas

13.22 MILES

Towards the north end of the Gangguan promenade, there are four turtle ships. Definitely worth a look. While ducking your head inside the ship, try to…