Gangneung Bau-gil Road [Course 5] ([강릉 바우길 5구간] 바다 호숫길) - Area information - Korea travel information

Gangneung Bau-gil Road [Course 5] ([강릉 바우길 5구간] 바다 호숫길)

Gangneung Bau-gil Road [Course 5] ([강릉 바우길 5구간] 바다 호숫길)

0m    4457     2019-01-18

Sacheonjin-ri, Sacheon-myeon, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-645-0990, +82-33-646-0222

Gangneung Bau-gil Road is a 150-km walking trail comprised of 10 courses including mountain ranges and coastal sections, including Baekdudaegan, Gyeongpo, and Jeongdongjin. “Bau” means “rock” in the Gangwon-do dialect. When the people of Gangwon-do refer to Gangwon-do in a friendly way, they call it “Gamjabau.” Like the name, Gangneung Bau-gil features human-friendly trekking courses through beautiful nature. By traveling on foot, people can enjoy the tranquil scene and the scent of pine trees from the forest that makes up almost 70% of the routes.

[Gangneung Bau-gil Course 5]
This 16 km-long route along the coast includes tourist attractions such as Sacheonjin-ri Haebyeon (Beach) Park, Gyeongpo Beach, Gyeongpo Lake, Heo Gyun and Heo Nanseolheon Memorial Park, and Namhangjin Beach. Collect shells near the beach, enjoy the view from the deck, and take a leisurely stroll on Korea's longest, most lush pine grove path. The lakeside road in Gyeongpo and the Chodang Solbat-gil (pine grove road) at Heo Gyun and Heo Nanseolheon Memorial Park make this a beloved trekking attraction.

Sacheon Beach (사천해변 (사천해수욕장))

Sacheon Beach (사천해변 (사천해수욕장))

141m    5663     2018-06-28

877, Haean-ro, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do

Nestled between Gyeongpodae Beach and Yeongok Beach, Sacheon Beach is a clean and quiet beach covering an area of 19,000㎡ and a length of 300m. The beach opened on July 1, 1975; because Gyeongpo Provincial Park is just nearby, many vacationers choose to come here during the holidays. Thick pine trees cover the area, and its clean white sand and shallow waters make this area an ideal place for rest and relaxation.

Gyeongpo Provincial Park (경포도립공원)

Gyeongpo Provincial Park (경포도립공원)

281m    10379     2018-01-26

Gangmun-dong & Unjeong-dong, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do

Gyeongpo Provincial Park was officially opened on June 26, 1982 (Total size 9.471㎢, Gangwon-do Provincial Notice No. 90). It houses many cultural assets and memorial sites centered around Gyeongpodae Pavilion, Gyeongpoho Lake, and Gyeongpo Beach. One of the eight scenic spots in Gwandong (old name of Gangwon-do), Gyeongpodae is famous for viewing the moon, as well as fishing at Gyeongpoho Lake. However, fishing is now prohibited due to the lake being designated as a natural protection area.

Gyeongpo Beach is thought to be the best beach on the East Coast. The crystal waters of Gyeongpo Beach, elegant Gyeongpo Lake, Gyeongpodae Pavilion, Banghae Pavilion, Hohae Pavilion, Gyeongho Pavilion, and Gyeongyangsa Temple make Gyeongpo Provincial Park a great vacation attraction year round. Known as one of the most scenic locations in Gangwon-do for a long time, visitors can enjoy cherry blossoms in the spring, swimming in the summer, and deep-sea fishing and walking on the beach in the winter.

* Gyeongpo Eight Scenic Sites: Nokduilchul, Jukdomyeongwol, Gangmuneohwa, Chodangchwiyeon, Hongjangyau, Jungbongnakjo, Hanseonchwijeok, Hansongmojong

Motel Hill (모텔힐)

Motel Hill (모텔힐)

2.5 Km    3331     2018-12-23

43-12, Bangdong-gil Sacheon-myeon, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-643-8985, +82-33-642-8985

Motel Hill is a five-story white building located near the East Sea, which can be viewed through the window from the guestrooms. Guests can take a walk along the trail between the motel and Sacheon Beach. The motel is a mere 10-minute ride from downtown Gangneung and is near some of the most popular tourist destinations in Gangneung, including Gyeongpo Beach, Jumunjin Beach, Ojukheon House, and Sogeumgang Mountain. The cozy guestrooms come in three different types: Standard, VIP, and Suite. The guestrooms are furnished with TV, refrigerator, air conditioner, toiletries, sofa, computer, and other necessities. It also has a parking lot that’s big enough for tour buses.

Four Season Hotel Gangneung (포씨즌비치관광호텔)

Four Season Hotel Gangneung (포씨즌비치관광호텔)

2.6 Km    9129     2017-06-12

615, Haean-ro, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-655-9900, +82-33-655-9911

Gangneung Four Season Hotel is located on the northern end of Gyeongpo Beach. Located merely 50 meters from the ocean, the hotel offers 4.4m-wide windows in its guestrooms, allowing guests to enjoy a clear view of the East Sea from the comfort of their rooms.

MGM Hotel (엠지엠 (MGM) 호텔)

MGM Hotel (엠지엠 (MGM) 호텔)

3.2 Km    254     2019-01-10

19, Haean-ro 535beon-gil, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-644-2559

MGM Hotel located on Gyeongpodae Beach, Gangneung, which is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country throughout the seasons, offers friendly services in addition to comfortable rooms. The hotel is a six-story building that can accommodate up to 150 guests. Room types include Standard Double, Twin, Standard Ondol, Junior Suite, Family Suite, and Suite, and each room offers a different seasonal view. There are pine and bamboo groves near the hotel for the guests to take a walk. One of the outstanding features of this hotel is the seawater sauna, for which the seawater is drawn directly from the East Sea. The hotel has barbecue facilities that are open during the summer, and a parking lot big enough to park up to sixty cars. Nearby tourist destinations include Sogeumgang, Daegwallyeong, Gyeongpodae, Gyongpo Lake, Ojukheon House, Seongyojang, Jeongdongjin, and Jumunjin.

Lovely Motel (러블리모텔)

Lovely Motel (러블리모텔)

3.3 Km    226     2018-12-23

539, Haean-ro, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-644-2527

The Lovely Motel consists of five floors above ground and 44 guestrooms, of which only four Pension-type Family Rooms are equipped with cooking facilities. The guestrooms are divided into rooms with a view of the sea and rooms with a view of the city. The interior of the motel has recently been refurbished to provide more pleasant and comfortable accommodation. The large restaurant located in the basement level, which is also used as a seminar room or workshop space, provides breakfast, but groups of guests are asked to reserve meals in advance. The entrance is equipped with a wheelchair lift for disabled guests. Guests can easily reach the seaside at Gyeongpo (15 minutes’ walk) and Gyeongpodae Pavilion by foot and can visit Gangneung’s main tourist destinations by public transport as a bus stop is situated close by.

Hotel Sebin (세빈호텔)

Hotel Sebin (세빈호텔)

3.3 Km    1774     2019-01-10

43, Gyeongpo-ro 475beon-gil, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do
+82-10-2809-3442

Hotel Sebin is located in Gyeongpodae Beach, Gangneung, Gangwon-do. The rooms are clean and furnished with antique-style furniture. There are a total of 30 rooms in different sizes, including queen bedroom, twin room, and floor-heated rooms. The hotel has outdoor barbecue facilities that are open during the busy summer season. All the guestrooms are furnished with TV, refrigerator, air conditioner, Internet, hair dryer, and toiletries. It's very conveniently located right in front of Gyeongpodae Beach and Gyeongpo Beach with nice walking trails. There is also a seawater spa nearby. Popular tourist destinations in the vicinity of the hotel include Ojukheon House, Seongyojang House, and Chamsori Gramophone & Edison Science Museum.

Gangneung Gyeongpo Beach (강릉 경포수욕장)

Gangneung Gyeongpo Beach (강릉 경포수욕장)

3.6 Km    94969     2019-06-17

514, Changhae-ro, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do

Located 1 km away from Gyeongpodae, Gyeongpo Beach is a sand bank formed between Gyeongpo Lake and the ocean. This beautiful beach extends to a length of 6 km and is covered with fine sand. It is a very well-known tourist attraction within Korea: a flawless combination of nature and cultural relics.

Gyeongpo Beach is famous for its picturesque sunrise and tranquil moonrise. There are other nearby attractions in the area, like the pine forest (4 km) and wild roses, which grow in various areas around the beach. Those who enjoy ocean fishing can take a boat to the mall rocks just off the beach. There is an endless line of tourists, who come to visit the ancient buildings with their incredible scenery, like Gyeongpodae and Ojukheon.
In the spring, the Festival of Cherry Blossoms is held at the entrance to Gyeongpo Beach and in the summer, the Beach Festival and other various cultural events are held. (Traditional Literary Event, Beach Dance Festival, etc.)

Gyeongpo Sunrise Festival (경포해맞이축제)

Gyeongpo Sunrise Festival (경포해맞이축제)

3.6 Km    14934     2018-12-12

514, Changhae-ro, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese) • For more info: +82-33-640-5530

Gangneung hosts an annual Sunrise Festival from New Year's Eve to the first sunrise of the New Year. As well as visiting the area’s attractions such as Gyeongpodae Pavilion, visitors can welcome the New Year by watching a beautiful sunrise. The Sunrise Festival includes a countdown to the New Year, fireworks, and various enjoyable cultural events.

Gangneung Guramy Spa (강릉 구라미온천)

Gangneung Guramy Spa (강릉 구라미온천)

3.8 Km    16372     2018-02-26

25-15, Guramideung-gil, Sacheon-myeon, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-641-8321

The waters of Guramy spa come from hot springs located 500 meters underground. The hot spring waters are perfect for children and old-aged patients since they contain very little salt and are therefore hypoallergenic. The waters are believed to be effective against neuralgia, muscular pains, and even women’s diseases.

Visitors can also drink the hot spring waters, which can help digestive ailments such as constipation. In addition, Guramy Spa’s hot springs water is said to gently soothe the skin to eliminate skin irritations, reduce pains, and is even great for dandruff problems.

HyuSim Pension (휴심 펜션)

HyuSim Pension (휴심 펜션)

3.8 Km    5537     2018-12-24

21, Jeodonggol-gil, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do
+82-33-642-5075

Located in Gangneung, Gangwon-do, Hyusim Pension is a small village featuring various types of hanok structures. It was built by highlighting the virtues of the traditional Korean house and by modernizing interior facilities such as kitchen and toilets. The beauty of hanok and natural scenery attract many tourists who can also experience different types of hanok buildings including tile-roofed house (inhabited by noblemen in the past), thatched house (by farmers), and log cabin (by slash-and-burn farmers in the mountain area). The pension consists of six buildings and ten rooms. All of the rooms were named after the pavilions located around Gyeongpo. In particular, Sarangbang was originally built as a Christmas present for the owner’s wife and is a very cozy room. Geumranjeong, Wolpajeong, Seokranjeong, Chwiyeongjeong, and Hohaejeong rooms are of the log cabin type, built by piling pine woods in 井-shape and covering the gaps between woods with clay. It used to be occupied by residents of Gangwon Province’s mountain area. Moreover, Hyusim Pension is full of interesting olden-day objects that will relieve memories among adults and remind the young generation of the forgotten culture. It is adjacent to Gyeongpoho Lake and Gyeongpodae Pavilion, offering a great night view of the lake and the splendid scenery of the sea.