I really haven’t spent much time at the beach. SongDo Beach is the closest and also a quiet, pleasant place, but it is nearly thirty minutes from my apartment.
In Sokcho, by contrast, the beach was less than twenty minutes by bike away. The water was also clearer and cleaner.
On the other hand, the good bikini beach in Gangwon was an hour away (Kyeongpo in Gangneung) and also an hour away in Busan (Haeundae). Girls wear bikinis at all beaches, but also wear T-shirts and shorts at most. Only at Kyeongpo and Haeundae can you find bare midriffs.
Anyway, below are photos (click to embiggen) of how the little guy and I have been cooling off.
From the top-left: DaDaePo beach – it is close and fun, but the water is brown. I watched a guy walk right into a submerged rock – it looked like it really hurt. There is a lot of kiteboarding here.
Top-middle: A shaman ceremony a little upstream the Nakdong River from DaDaePo.