This year in December, the new KTX (Korea Train Express) line that links Seoul and Gangneung is open to traffic. It will shorten the time of your journey by only taking just more than an hour to get there.
One thing that comes to mind when people travel to Gangneung will be the East Sea of Korea. It is especially popular because people can see the good view of sun rising over the horizon in the morning.
There are many beautiful beaches in Gangneung. Among them, I will introduce two of the best and most popular ones.
1) Gyeongpo beach has its cool and impressive scenery and it is also a popular beach where more than a half a million tourists visit every summer. It is a typical beach known for which a lot of young people visit. You can get here in 15 minutes from Gangneung city, and you can drive your car along the nice road with trees next to the beach. You can use the public parking area for free, and the use of the shower room is 2000 Won per person.
2) Anmok beach is a good place to enjoy with your family. Recently, it is very famous as coffee street where people can enjoy their time in beautiful cafes along the beach with a nice view of the sea. It is one of the best coffee street in Korea. Each cafe sells special desserts, so we recommend that you check out the cafe in advance to choose the best place for you!
Both beaches are open throughout the year and there are no entrance fees! Parking is also free, but parking can be a bit difficult because there are plenty of cars.
Also, did you know that the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games (February 9 – 25, 2018) will also hosted in Gangneung?
All ice skating games will be held at the Olympic game stadiums in Gangneung.
Make unforgettable memories at Safe Stay accommodation in Gangneung and enjoy the Winter Olympic Games and wonderful beaches.
Gyeongbokgung Pension (Typical Hanok)
Address: 33, Jumunseodang-gil, Jumunjin-eup, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do
Phone number: +82) 010-5264-3377