A 3.5 kilometre stretch of white sands with plenty of holiday makers cooling off and having fun in the water is what you will find at Boryeong’s Deacheon Beach. There are many seafood restaurants around town and close by, as well as plenty of cafes, bars and clubs providing more than enough entertainment for anyone’s tastes. The nearby harbour also offers a plentiful selection of dining options as an alternative.
Deacheon’s unusual annual festival
Besides all the usual water sports activities, Deacheon’s ample 100 meter wide beach pays host to a rather unusual festival during the month of July, namely, the week long mud festival. This week long fun packed festival draws in crowds of international and not so international visitors who come to experience the health benefits of Boryeong mud and also just to roll around in it, wrestle in it and throw it at friends and strangers alike, and all in the name of having a good time. The mud festival generates a somewhat free for all atmosphere which extends way into the night with music and firework displays and beach parties all taking the joviality into the early hours. Add to all this fun the fact that entry is free, then what’s not to like?
Take a boat from the beach
When you’ve had your fill of mud slinging, wrestling and bathing, you can take a cruise boat from the beach where you’ll be taken out far enough to able see the white pebbles that line the ocean floor.
Another boat related activity can be found from the harbour which is only 2 kilometres away. From here you can take water taxis to some of the tiny sparsely populated islands dotted here and there. Some are known for their fantastic beaches that tend to be a little quieter than Deacheon so may provide a suitable alternative for those who like to bathe in more low key style.
Whatever you end up doing during your stay in Boryeong, ensure you take out adequate travel insurance while enjoying your South Korean break. That way you can enjoy the sites free from worry should anything go wrong.
Witness the Moses Miracle
A fascinating point of interest lies just 9 kilometres south of Boryeong in the form of the settlement known as Muchangpo. When the water recedes with the tide on certain days of the month a fascinating hidden path appears which links with a tiny nearby island. The phenomenon is so unusual it has been nicknamed the Moses Miracle, and with the view of streams of visitors seemingly walking across the water, it’s easy to see why.
While summer is the most popular time of year to come to Boryeong, it’s suitable to visit any time of the year.
So when considering where to go for your next holiday and adventure, and you maybe want to go to somewhere a little different, be sure to consider South Korea’s Boryeong. Maybe you too will be amongst those who experience the legendary health benefits of Boryeong’s famous mud baths.