Recently, the government announced its plan to designate part of Guleopdo Island as a natural monument. This island, located to the southwest of Deokjeokdo Island in Incheon, is indeed a beautiful island, boasting unique coastal landscape formed by strong tides, waves, and wind. Though there are numerous islands near Deokjeokdo, Guleopdo Island boasts such splendid beauty that it is said to be unmatched by any of the other islands in the West Sea. The island has been the dream of resort developers for years.
The north beach of Guleopdo, Seondanyeo (near Baekado) and Jaraseom boast oddly-formed rocks and an exquisite coastal landscape. It’s a prime spot for fishing enthusiasts and is known for its abundance of flatfish, rock trout, and soft clams.
Just fifteen minutes to the west of the dock facility in Guleopdo is Mokgimi Beach (a costal sand dune) that has a unique elephant-shape because of the rocks that were carried there by strong waves. Other rocks have fallen down from the nearby cliffs. Along the coast, there is also a beautiful white sandy beach that stretches over 600m. Not well-known to tourists as of yet, this beach is a great spot to enjoy calm, relaxed summer vacations.
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1) From Seoul to Incheon International Passenger Terminal
* By subway: Get off at Dong Incheon Station (Subway Line No.1) and take an intra-city bus heading for the Incheon International Passenger Terminal
* By bus: Take Bus No.1600 (red) at Seoul Station (approximately 2-2.5 hours)
2) From the Incheon International Passenger Terminal to Guleopdo (Island)
- Get on a ferry at the Incheon International Passenger Terminal (departing at 8 or 9:30 a.m.) toward Deokjeokdo (Island), and take a boat at Deokjeokdo (Island) (departing at 11 am, only once a day) toward Guleopdo
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