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Offline Jrong

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I've heard that because of the hot weather beaches are opening earlier this year. Anyone have any idea which beaches are open this weekend (if any)??? Thanks...
« Last Edit: June 15, 2011, 02:18:29 PM by Jrong »
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Re: This weekend (18th - 19th) what Korean beaches are open???
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2011, 02:18:41 PM »
I was at Daecheon Beach in Boryeong three weeks ago and this past weekend and the beach was certainly 'open' both weekends. 

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Re: This weekend (18th - 19th) which Korean beaches are open???
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2011, 02:23:01 PM »
Busan's beaches have been open since the 1st June.

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Re: This weekend (18th - 19th) which Korean beaches are open???
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2011, 05:11:51 PM »
Ganganri beach and Haeundae in Busan have been open since June 1.
And Walpo beach in Pohang is open today.
 

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Re: This weekend (18th - 19th) which Korean beaches are open???
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2011, 09:03:56 AM »
Thanks a lot guys! Any suggestions on which beach is the best? Is the water warm enough to take a dip in yet?
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Re: This weekend (18th - 19th) which Korean beaches are open???
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2011, 09:08:32 AM »
Excuse my ignorance but how do you have a beach "open "or closed? I thought a beach is just there like a mountain. Or is it a Korean thing? Are you not allowed on a beach in certain months?

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Re: This weekend (18th - 19th) which Korean beaches are open???
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2011, 09:24:03 AM »
Most beaches (outside of Busan) don't "officially" open until the beginning of July, but that doesn't mean you can't go. Koreans generally are pretty mentally strict about following the open/close dates so right now the beaches are much less crowded and you have the place to yourself. Beaches are never closed off and inaccessible though, even in the winter.

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Re: This weekend (18th - 19th) which Korean beaches are open???
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2011, 09:29:13 AM »
Excuse my ignorance but how do you have a beach "open "or closed? I thought a beach is just there like a mountain. Or is it a Korean thing? Are you not allowed on a beach in certain months?

Adam

If the beaches are closed it means that the beach facilities are closed (tube/umbrella rental / toilets etc).  Also no lifeguards on duty - not that most foreigners need it :D

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Re: This weekend (18th - 19th) which Korean beaches are open???
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2011, 09:35:40 AM »
Thanks a lot guys! Any suggestions on which beach is the best? Is the water warm enough to take a dip in yet?

The water in Haeundae is FREEEZING, but I'll be heading there this weekend anyway:)

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Re: This weekend (18th - 19th) which Korean beaches are open???
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2011, 09:36:45 AM »
my friend said that korean people don't typically head to the beach until july, which seems absurd.

if it's warm and sunny outside, why not go to the beach??
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Re: This weekend (18th - 19th) which Korean beaches are open???
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2011, 09:50:39 AM »
The beaches are open Mon-Fri, 9:00 -17:00 in accordance with Korean government guidelines.
Please don't attempt to visit a beach during these times because you won't be able to get in.

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Re: This weekend (18th - 19th) which Korean beaches are open???
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2011, 11:45:56 AM »
Ha ha...yeah, I was thinking the water would be freezing but like y'all we're heading to the beach any ways. It's hot, it's sunny, that's all we need! I'm curious about Haeundae beach, from the pictures it looks decent...
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Re: This weekend (18th - 19th) which Korean beaches are open???
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2011, 08:25:10 AM »
I heard from my friend who have been to Haewoondae.
Haewoondae has already been open.