When the hot sun beats down on you, it’s natural to long for a trip to the vast, open ocean. What do you typically do when you get to the sea? Swim in the ocean? 🏊 Relax comfortably under a giant parasol?
We’re here to let you know about a totally unique way to enjoy the ocean, different from what you’d typically do. Incheon Airport is here to introduce an out of the box way to make the most out of your trip to the seaside. 🌊 Shall we take off to enjoy a romantic trip by the ocean? ☺
The Naples of Korea! Snorkeling and riding a clear canoe in Samcheok.
Samcheok, located in Gangwon-do, is called the Naples of Korea. Samcheok, which boasts beautiful natural sceneries featuring both the mountains and the sea, is also famous for various marine activities. It’s like a combo deal🎁 where you can enjoy the summer sea and all that it has to offer to its fullest potential.
In particular, Samcheok Jangho Port is known as a snorkeling attraction site, comparable to overseas resorts with its clear and shallow water. Snorkeling is one of the ocean sports that you can enjoy with minimal equipment. Snorkeling equipment can be rented at Jangho Fishing Village near Jangho Port, not to mention other convenient facilities such as showers and camping sites are well-equipped nearby.☺ For those who are scared of snorkeling and already tuning all this out, we recommend canoeing in a clear boat for a less intimidating experience. 🚣
It involves you rowing in a small boat and walking along the East Sea. As the description suggests, the floor of the canoe is transparent, so you can fully see and enjoy the emerald sea below.
Below Jangho Port is Galnam Beach, where the main characters of the drama “Twenty-five, Twenty-one” went on a school trip! The excitement of youth is what lures people to this beach. This is also the perfect place for beginners to learn how to snorkel. There are rocks that developed in key spots to block large waves from coming in so people can snorkel in peace.
Last TIP! If you want to relax and enjoy the summer scenery of Samcheok, try the Samcheok Marine Rail Bike. You can ride a rail bike whilst enjoying the refreshing sea breeze and natural scenery of beaches and caves! 👀
Time to walk with fish! Be “seawalkers” that stroll underwater at Tonyeong Yokji-do.
Have you ever imagined walking in the deep sea? You can experience being a “Seawalker” at Yokjido Island in Tongyeong. Seawalking is an underwater leisure activity where you wear a transparent helmet and go down and walk in the blue sea. Seawalkers looks similar to the Squirrel🐿 character from the cartoon “SpongeBob”.
Seewalking is especially popular because it can even be done by people who can’t swim or young children! Hundreds of fish passing you by are just one of the spectacular underwater views you can experience. You can offer food to the fish and witness them interacting with one another right before your eyes!
Tongyeong Yokjido Island was also selected as one of the “islands you want to visit” this year. There are three suspension bridges over the beautiful mountains and the sea, so we highly recommend you to walk over them and take in the breathtaking views of the island!👍🏻
Listen to the waves, let your body go, and do yoga with Jeju Badang Yoga
After the long pandemic, trips that offer healing to your tired mind and body are drawing attention again. A great example of a healing, wellness trip, Badang Yoga, allows you to train your mind and body with the energy of the Jeju sea. 🌊
“Badang” is ocean in the dialect of Jeju. Badang Yoga is held on the breakwater of the Four Seasons Beach, where you can see Hyeongjae Island, Sanbangsan Mountain, and Songaksan Mountain. What a dream to be able to do yoga while enjoying nature! It feels like Lee Hyo-ri, who was seen doing yoga against the backdrop of the sea in “Hyori’s Homestay”, could appear in the background at any moment.
What makes Badang Yoga even more special is that you not only have a view of the sea and the sound of waves, but also the sweet scent of the ocean to fuel your yoga session. You can even wrap up your day by taking in the red glow of the sunset. There is even a 30-minute walking meditation period before yoga class begins. This period allows one to concentrate on their pace and have time to readjust the rhythm of their bodies back to its normal state.☺
So far, we’ve introduced unique experiences where you can make the most of your time near the water. How was it? From energetic activities to mindful yoga where you can assess your body and mind! During the summer vacation season, Incheon Airport ✈ wants you to enjoy some unique sea experiences across the country to help you beat the summer heat!