Located on South Korea’s northeast coast sits another beautiful white sand beach. Hajodae Beach is about a 30 minute bus ride south from Sokcho and beautifully quiet and relaxing. We decided to grab our tent and spend the long Chuseok holiday weekend camping at this beautiful beach.[/text_output]After being dropped off by our bus from Sokcho at Hajodae Beach we were not sure what to expect. After trying to find information about this place is hard, so after hearing a friend have a great experience here we decided to make it our holiday getaway. The town itself is very small. A much more scaled down version of the town of Naksan where we were the previous week. Don’t worry though there are plenty of restaurants to find food at and a few convenience stores.
We heard how difficult and crowded places were during Chuseok. We were shocked to see we pretty much had the beach to ourselves again. There was maybe a total of 20 people at this beautiful beach. We were pleasantly surprised to have such a quiet, tranquil weekend at the beach.
It made for some calm relaxing sunrises and it gave Scott a shot to try out a timelapse for his second time. This time it came out a bit better than his first time at Naksan.
What we loved most would have to be the powdery white sand and the clear blue waters. This beach is very similar to Naksan Beach except Hajodae Beach had beautiful rocks near the shorebreak in the middle of the beach. This was a sweet reminder of some of our favorite southern Californa beaches.
The only downfall is there are not very many places to wander here. The town is very limited and the on either side of the beach we found out is actually military beaches. We stumbled upon one of the military beaches and Scott ended up getting startled by a guy from the Korean Army telling us we had to get off the beach. Unfortunately, for Scott, he was climbing on rocks with his backpack on when the guy scared him and Scott took a tumble into the water landing on more rocks. Luckily, he was not seriously injured and we didn’t get into real trouble for trespassing.
Since there are military around the beach do not be surprised if you see military helicopters fly by and or the military checking the beach. It is a friendly reminder of how close we are to North Korea!
There is a café that is named Bobo’s Café! We had to check it out! They serve coffee and beer out of a mobile home!
Overall, this beach is absolutely beautiful and the perfect place to go if you want a quiet getaway from the city. Make sure you bring some games or an ipad with movies if you need some entertainment. If you get bored you can always hop on a bus to Naksan Beach where there is a little more happening.