For most of the year this pretty beach with 2km of soft white sand and shallow water is a quiet destination. During summer it's packed with fun-seeking frolickers, triggering 400% price spikes at the nearby motels. The beach is about a 30-minute drive south from Namhae-gun.

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Nearby Gyeongsangnam-do attractions

1. Bori-am

2.28 MILES

Between Namhae-gun and Sangju beach, Bori-am is a busy Buddhist hermitage on Geum-san (금산; Geum Mountain, 681m) famous for brilliant sunrises and…

2. Mijo

3.31 MILES

This rustic fishing village is an ideal roadside diversion. Walk along the port, zigzag through narrow alleys and sample superb rural food. It's a short…

3. German Village

6.13 MILES

Here's a destination people visit because it's popular, not because it's interesting. Local marketing bumf calls it one of the island's best sites, but…

4. Odongdo

12.79 MILES

This small, craggy island, a favourite destination for locals, is covered in bamboo groves and camellia trees. Walking paths wend round the island in…

5. Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea Memorial Hall

13.72 MILES

Originally the Korea Pavilion for Yeosu's 2012 World's Fair International Exposition, this museum showcases the latest in Korean maritime technology, such…

6. Hyangir-am

13.83 MILES

A Buddhist hermitage with a 1350-year heritage, Hyangir-am has an enviable location perched halfway up a mountain at the tip of Dolsando, an island…

7. Saryangdo

14.39 MILES

Jagged ridges, 400m-high peaks, ropes, ladders and awe-inspiring views await travellers looking for a challenging hike. Most travellers disembark the…

8. Jinnamgwan

14.49 MILES

In the centre of town stands this national treasure, Korea’s largest single-storey wooden structure (75m long and 14m high). The beautiful pavilion, first…