Jungmun Beach

Southern Jeju-do

The resort’s palm-fringed beach becomes crowded in July and August. Walk up the steps to the Hyatt Regency Hotel, continue along the boardwalk and down the steps to reach an even more scenic and secluded beach – with aquamarine water and golden sand backed by sheer black cliffs eroded into cylindrical shapes.

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