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#Jeju#Summer: Records of shining momentsPhotogenic beach locations

Go on a trip that will help the joy of your trip to Jejudo Island last for a long time. As someone once said, “A moment gone never comes back.” So, make souvenirs of your happy moments. Take a photo of you enjoying a delightful time. Any kind of photo — a wedding photo, a couple snapshot, a friendship photo, a family photo, and even a photo taken during your solo travel — will be great. The sea off Jejudo Island allows everyone to enjoy its lovely, crystal clear waves. Take a photo of this moment shining as bright as the island’s sea.

An impressive offshore wind farm built along a picturesque coastal roadSinchang Windmill Coastal Road

Sinchang Windmill Coastal Road is on the northwest side of Jeju Island and has a distinctive offshore wind farm as a prominent landmark. The white windmills and emerald waters along the winding shoreline are a refreshing example of the autumn landscape and an environmentally friendly way to generate electricity. This road is also one of the most beautiful places to view the sunset from Jeju, so be sure to bring your camera!

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You can also find an Ecological Experience Center walking course on the coastal road. The observation deck built midway along the walking course is a convenient place to rest and enjoy the view. Walk along the Sinchang Windmill Coastal Road and leave with many pleasant memories, and of course a  photo or two!

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On the Yongdam-Iho Coastal Road towards Dodubong Peak is a barrier wall painted in rainbow colorsDodu-dong Rainbow Coastal Road

The Yongdam-Iho Coastal Road is where the sea and sky stretch out seemingly forever. It is close to Jeju International Airport, so it’s convenient to visit upon your arrival or just prior to your departure from the island. The drive is pleasant as you come across this beautifully painted, colorful rainbow backdrop to the coast.


You can take a car or bus to get here. The bus stop is at the Dodu-dong East bus stop. The length of the rainbow barrier is about 15 to 20 minutes on foot, so it’s ideal for strolling and taking pictures along the ocean.

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Colors prominent against the dark Seolkumbadang Beach (Andeok-myeon)

The winds of Jejudo Island left traces of their visit on Seolkumbadang Beach. The word seolkum, which means the holes made in snow by the wind, refers to a site full of punctured rocks, and Seolkumbadang Beach is formed across the borders of a seolkum and Sagye Coast. More precisely, Seolkumbadang Beach, which contains traces of 800 thousand years of weathering, refers to the area that stretches from Sagye Port to all of Yongmeori Coast, a beach with holes. Seolkumbadang Beach has a beautiful duet of black and brown sand. The holes scattered over the beach are a wonder as well. Thus, Seolkumbadang Beach is considered the beach with the most unique colors. Sagye Coast is surrounded by a beautiful landscape. If you face the sea, Sanbangsan Mountain and Yongmeori Coast are behind you and Gapado Island, Marado Island, and the Hyeongjeseom Islands are in front of you. Either direction you choose, you will have a splendid background for a photo. Isn’t that enough for a photogenic beach spot?

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Seolkumbadang Beach, formed by volcanic eruptions, arouses awe. Each and every part of the scenery is a work of nature, which makes the landscape more magnificent. It is the perfect place for wedding photos or couple snapshots. Note that the lateral view of Seolkumbadang Beach makes the holes stand out more, intensifying the ambiance of Jejudo Island. One more thing. The overall colors of Seolkumbadang Beach are dark. Though certain parts of the beach are green from moss, this is not the case for the parts of Seolkumbadang Beach located on the side of Sagye Coast. So, if you can, wear bright-colored clothes rather than dark-colored ones. The harmony between the clean sea and Seolkumbadang Beach will offer a shining moment for your trip to Jeju.

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A small Baekdusan Mountain on JejuSocheonji Pond (Bomok-dong)

In Bomok-dong, Seogwipo-si, there is a small version of Baekdusan Mountain that features the beauty of Cheonji Pond on the original mountain. Named after Baekdusan Mountain’s Cheonji Pond, Socheonji Pond (whose name means little Cheonji Pond) is one of the best photo locations, known by only a few people. The place deserves more popularity. There are many ways to go to Socheonji Pond, located in the middle of Olle Route 6. It is difficult to find the pond unless you have arrived by walking on the course. Search for Socheonji Pond with a GPS navigator, or get off the bus at the nearby bus stop and walk for a few minutes. Along the way, you will find a breathtaking view of nature. The path to Socheonji Pond is a part of a Buddhist pilgrimage route, as well as Olle Route 6. So, you can find ribbons with a different color than the ones used as signposts for Jeju Olle.

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Pass the sign for Socheonji Pond, and then you will find a wooden staircase that leads you to the first photo spot, the pavilion of Socheonji Pond. Take a photo with the pond in the background, and walk down the stairs to go to Socheonji Pond. Mysteriously shaped stones as tall as a steeple surround this small version of Cheonji Pond by the sea. Magnificent Hallasan Mountain is mirrored on the surface of Socheonji Pond, creating a spectacular scene nowhere else to be seen. Unfortunately, you cannot see this all the time: it requires calm winds and a clear sky. So, if the weather is good during your trip, you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful scenery at Socheonji Pond. Visit the place and take a photo with amazing Socheonji Pond, where you can see both Baekdusan Mountain and Hallasan Mountain.

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A miracle that you can only experience twice a daySeogeondo Island (Gangjeong-dong)

How about taking photos on a wonderful beach on Jejudo Island where the sea is divided? The beach near Seogeondo Island is sometimes referred to as “the Miracle of Moses.” The waters of the beach recede as the tide reaches the peak of its ebb and flow. Once the sea is parted, a mudflat appears connecting the island and Jejudo Island. Measuring about 10 m in width, 300 m in length, and 13,367㎡ in total area, the mudflat allows people to visit Seogeondo Island by foot. On their way to the island, visitors can enjoy various experiences such as catching shellfish and octopus. Since the waters only part at low tide twice a day, you should check the tide table before visiting. As the path to Seogeondo Island is usually submerged, you can spot sea creatures such as top shells and clams around you, but you have to watch your step because the stones are very slippery. Make sure you wear sneakers. With a nice wooden walkway, Seogeondo Island is a nice place for a stroll. It only takes 30 minutes to look around the place.

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Everywhere you go on Seogeondo Island is perfect for an excellent photo. Go on a rock and pose naturally. The black rock, contrasting with the blue sky, will add a mysterious feeling to your relaxed pose. Moreover, the trail running through the divided sea is imposing. For another good photo, take a couple photo on the trail. The walkway on Seogeondo Island is another popular photo spot. On the walkway that faces the sea, you can sometimes see a school of dolphins swimming through the coastal waters. Hopefully you will see the dolphins on your trip. Note that the miraculous beach of Seogeondo Island is most visible on May 26, 28, September 7, November 5, and December 3, 7.

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Visit at low tide to find a special wondamIho Tewoo Beach (Iho 2-dong)

The beaches of Jejudo Island are beautiful both day and night. Among them, Iho Tewoo Beach is loved by many tourists. Renowned as a photogenic spot, the edge of this beach features two horse-shaped lighthouses called the Pony Lighthouses. The red and the white ponies make exotic scenery. When the sea reaches its lowest level, a surprisingly wide sandy beach and a wondam come into view. A wondam is a traditional stone trap used to catch fish using the tides, and the one on Iho Tewoo Beach is a result of restoration. This wondam, called Iho Mosarwon, is where the Wondam Fishing Experience Event is held during the Iho Tewoo Festival, and it is also a photogenic beach spot. Though Iho Tewoo Beach is visited by a large number of people as it is close to downtown Jeju, only a few know the magically appearing wondam at low tide.

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How about a photo of you with wondam in the background under the red sunset? Iho Tewoo Beach, which is also a popular place to watch the sun set, offers an epic landscape of the sun slowing going down and the beautiful surroundings. You can sit on the stones of the wondam, dip your feet into the remaining shallow water, and have your picture taken. If a photo of a dreamlike scene is what you’re looking for, visit Iho Tewoo Beach. In addition, a group of acacia trees greets you on the street corner to the beach, and then a grove of pine trees guides you to the sandy beach. The camping grounds in the pine forest attract a lot of people in the summer. There are also amenities including a service area with a viewing deck, a parking lot, and a changing room to ensure you have a delightful time.

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