Gangneung – Youngjin Beach

Doesn’t everyone who lives the hustle and bustle of city life would need an escape to somewhere quiet and calm in order to reset our mind as well as refreshing our mental health? Today, I am going to introduce you guys a perfect escape from the Seoul city- a relaxing trip to Youngjin Beach!

Who does not love the sea? The beach is indeed a perfect destination for healing. Here, you feel happiness.

Youngjin Beach

Youngjin Beach is located in Jumunjin, Gangwon-do. The beach is well known for the shallow turquoise waters and fine sands.

Walking miles in shallow water against the gorgeous blue sky is never tiring.

Jumunjin Breakwater

The popular Korean drama Guardian: The Lonely and Great God has indeed left numerous iconic filming locations. One of the filming location that gained lots of attention from the public is the Jumunjin Breakwater. The place was feature in Episode 1 of the drama where both leads, Kim Shin (played by Gong Yoo) and Ji Eun Tak (played by Kim Go Eun) met the first time. It happened when Ji Eun Tak was blowing out her birthday candles and accidentally summoned the Goblin.

source: tvN

Jumunjin Breakwater is a stone wall built out into the sea in order to protect the coastline from the strong waves and alongshore drift.

The spot has become a bustling tourist attraction after the Korean drama Guardian filmed a scene here.

Even INFINITE’s Woohyun and Sungjong visited here for the famous scene from “Goblin” on the episode “Pyeongchang Olympic Special: Gangwon Province Winter Trip” special of KBS’s travel variety show Battle Trip.

souce: KBS

Summon your ‘Goblin’ here!

The scene was absolutely beautiful and worth all the way here. Also, be ready to get into line for the photoshoot.

The set is still popular among the public although the drama has ended 3 years ago. You can see many couples reenacting the scene from the drama by wearing red scarf and holding buckwheat flowers.

If you’re a big fan of Goblin, you cannot miss this spot in Korea!

Do note that there are a few breakwaters along the beach. Make sure you find the right one! There is a signboard set up in front of the breakwater.

Address: 1609 Haean-ro, Jumunjin-eup, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do

Odd Coffee

Odd Coffee is a cafe located right in front of the Youngjin Beach. The cafe features violet as the main colour scheme.

The modern interior design and vibrant interior colors as well as all those colourful creative paintings turn the cafe into a really artistic space.

Since, the cafe is located very near to the beach, it is a perfect place to feel the beauty of sea.

The price range is good, considering it is located at a tourist site.

We had ice green tea latte, hot americano, ice sweet potato latte and ice cafe latte. The sweet potato latte tasted surprisingly good!

Last but not least, taking a selfie in front of big mirrors is a must!

Address: Odd Coffee, 1599-1 Haean-ro, Gyohang-ri, Jumunjin-eup, Gangneung-si.

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Hi! I am Kok Ke Ying. I'm an engineering student currently studying in Korea University. I enjoy travelling and writing. You can find me on Instagram at xuanzhen_99