Thursday, June 23, 2016

Summer MUD-ness and SHELL-fie at Daecheon Beach (대천해수욕장)

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You know it is summer when all roads lead to the beach!!!

I can’t argue when people say that beach is the primary choice of people to go to every summer. In Korea, there are a lot of beaches you can visit to celebrate your summer. I’ve been to Haeundae in Busan, Muchangpo and Daecheon beach.

At the seashore of Daecheon beach


This time, I am going to talk about the Daecheon Beach (대천해수욕장). It is actually located in Chungcheongnam-do Province. It is 3.5 Km long and 100 meters wide. I like the sands in this beach because it is not only white, it has also some sea elements like clamshells and starfish. When we walked along the seashore, shells and starfish are everywhere.

Picking up clamshells and starfish


Unlike most of the beaches we know, Daecheon beach doesn’t have blue waters. It’s not even as clear as crystal. It’s actually yellowish because of the abundance of mud. Yes, it’s a muddy beach, but don’t be afraid, it’s not a simple mud. The mud at Daecheon beach is rich in mineral which is good for the skin. In fact, people go to this place just to cover their body with thick mud as it helps improve the look of the skin. It even heals some skin disorders. Because of the popularity of its mud, Boryeong Mud Festival is celebrated in this beach every month of July.

Jump shot at the muddy Daecheon Beach


Since then, Daecheon Beach has become a tourist spot and people come not only during the festival, or summer, but all throughout the year. Aside from the mud, the shells and beach itself, people can also go to the parks near it like the Jogak(sculpture) Park or Dol (stone) park.

The giant stones (dol) at the beach

As for the accommodation, some people just put up some tent at the seashore. But if you want to stay overnight and sleep comfortably, there are a lot of inns, hotels and motels in front of the Daecheon beach. There are also restaurants, cafes and bars near the area. So basically, everything is available in the area.

To go to Daecheon beach, you can head on to this address:

123, Meodeu-ro, Boryeong-si, Chungcheongnam-do
충청남도 보령시 머드로 123 (신흑동

If you will go there via public transportation, you need to get off at Daecheon Beach station, and from Daecheon Station or Boryeong Intercity Bus Terminal, take a bus bound for Daecheon Beach.

11 comments:

  1. This place sounds great! I would love to get all muddy and make my skin glow. Cheap accomodation via camping is right up my alley!

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  2. Thanks for sharing this info. I have actually decided to attend the Mud Festival with Friends next month. This comes in handy.

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  3. I'm not a big fan of the muddy beaches, but this one actually likes quite nice. Perhaps we will have time to check it out before we leave Korea! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Thanks for sharing :) One more attraction I can add to my list of places to visit in Korea.
    I especially love that photo of the huge stones. Super cool! :)

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  5. I always hear about the boryeong mud festival. Have you tried it? It doesn't look inviting but that's just me:-) i guess I'm old for that hehehe. Just saw those stones here in your post. Apparently, it's not as attractive as photos of bodies with mud hahaha.

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  6. So I can get all muddy without thousands of people around me? Very good to know for someone who doesn't like the crowds on festivals.

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  7. Sounds awesome! I've never been to the mud festival, but I'd love to visit the beach and see all this for myself! I do love Korean beaches!

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  8. This is really cool! I love the sands, btw. It looks brighter than the ones at the other beaches I've seen online. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. That beach looks amazing, even if it's a bit muddy! Plus, it's much quieter than the beaches I'm used to down in Busan which makes it a total winner. I've never really fancied the Mudfest but would definitely check this beach out to get some of the muddy benefits!

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  10. I never visited a beach while I was in Korea but beaches that are gloomy never seem to appeal to me plus I'm not really that much of a beach girl to begin with. But what I did wish I got to experience the mud fest at least once! Will you be doing it come the end of July?

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  11. If you haven't been, you should definitely check out Daecheon beach in all its glory during the Mud Festival days, it is packed with people, the music is blasting and people are having the time of their lives!

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