Jungmun Saekdal Beach (or 중문해수욕장) is one of the famous beaches on Jeju Island. It is strategically located in Jungmun's tourist complex area.
This beach area has a beautiful extensive sandy shore, which earned the name 'Jinmosal' (meaning 'fine sand').
This extensive sandy Beach is over 500 meters long. It is white sand. The beach slopes gently towards the sea, which has an average depth of over one meter only.
The white sand is mixed with some shades of grey, reddish, and black sand. Such a combination of four distinctive colors makes the sight of the Beach more attractive to see.
Compared to other beaches on Jeju Island, Jungmun Beach's waves are stronger. This feature makes this Beach famous among surfers.
At Jungmun Saekdal Beach, you can do the usual relaxing beach activities that you love--swimming, sunbathing, reading, napping, and eating and drinking refreshments (and other beverages).
For sure, you can also engage in beach games or sports, including volleyball or other organized group games.
But, you can also a lot more active and adrenaline-pumping water marine sports, such as...
I believe there is more to this than you can imagine for your exciting holiday under Jeju Island's summer sun.
Besides the beach area, you can also find interesting, if not, exciting sights and places to explore. Have some ideas in advance so that you can spend your time more efficiently and wisely!
When facing the sea from the Beach, you can explore a natural cave called Haesikgul Cave.
As a volcanic island, Jeju is filled with fantastic volcanic cave channels that link with each other. Know that visiting a cave on the island is one of the must-do activities among travelers. And Haesikgul is one of them, especially when you are in the Jungmun area.
The four distinct sand colors, the cave, the arch-shaped shore of Jungmun Saekbal Beach, and the shallow water, but strong waves make this area a usual seat for soap operas and movies.
The cliffs near the shores also provide a natural and beautiful backdrop of the Beach and the island itself.
Birds of various species make their home on the cliffs. Offers of ecology tours in the area are also accessible for a limited basis.
Besides the natural attractions nearby, you can also visit structures and business facilities where you can chill out and access excellent services, products, and facilities.
Majestar Jeju Casino
This holiday and entertainment business facility are located in Seogwipo City. Like most places, Majestar has many guest rooms (over 400 rooms), six restaurants and bars, seven convention halls.
It has facilities for health activities such as fitness rooms, saunas, bowling, and indoor and outdoor swimming pools.
This museum is located in Jungmun Tourism Complex. It offers various themes of cultural playgrounds. It is excellent for both children and adults who are excited about digital arts.
Five themes are being offered: optical illusion, media art, object art, sculpture, and provence art.
Teddy Beach Museum
At this museum, you can enjoy various collections of Teddy Bears. Teddy Bears are not anymore a kid's toy, but adults now love them as well.
It is located in Jungmun Tourism Complex and not far from Jungmun Beach--walking distance.
Ripley's 'Believe It or Not' Museum
Robert Ripley created this kind of museum. It is now one of the largest franchise museums in the world. With over 30 places in the world, the museum features unbelievable things or beings that we thought did not exist.
Examples of unbelievable displays include a life-size man who is part-Unicorn, meteors from Mars, among others.
Entrance Fees: Adult-12,000 KRW, Youth-11,000KRW, Children-10,000KRW
Of course, you can find more facilities and entertainment offers from hotels and other establishments nearby.
When you are in the area, you can find almost everything you need to for a holiday or day's activities.
The Beach opens from 10 AM up to 7 PM only. However, please check in advance to ensure that you have the confirmed schedule.
If you think of getting to Jungmun Beach via public transportation, you can take a bus or taxi. Here's how to reach the beach area...
By Bus from Jeju City
From Jeju International Airport, head to Exit 1 and catch bus #600. The bus interval (waiting time) is 15 minutes.
After around 50 minutes of travel time, you will reach the Hyatt Hotel in Jungmun Tourist Complex, where you have to get off.
Head down the hill for about 200 meters, where you can find the beach area.
Alternatively, you can take a taxi from Jeju International Airport or from anywhere on the island. It should take less than 30 minutes to get to the Jungmun Beach area.