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Tourism Gangneung EN

Marine Tourism City
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Unique marine tourism experience in Gangneung, offering a wide range of marine sports and recreation activities

On the beaches of Gangneung, facing the beautiful East Sea, there are a wide range of marine sports and recreation activities that you can enjoy with your entire family.

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Scuba diving

There is a perfect place to enjoy scuba diving in Korea. It’s none other than the Sageunjin Beach of Gangneung, which is rising in fame as the Mecca of Scuba Diving in Korea. With assistance from a team of professional instructors, even first-timers and beginners can have a fun scuba diving experience in the clean sea surrounded by beautiful landscapes.

  • Annual visitors : 18,000 people
  • Main visitors : college students, leisure and scuba diving clubs, etc.
  • Operation method/how to use : equipment rental at the scuba diving shop and lessons
  • User fees : 80,000~100,000 won/person
  • Main beach : Sageunjin
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Yachting

A luxury summer vacation would not be complete without yachting. Yachting, which seemed to be out of reach for ordinary people, can now be enjoyed in Gangneung. The affordable ticket price and top-quality services are some of the factors that appeal to potential users. Enjoy your own luxury summer vacation by combining yachting, which you can enjoy in peace and comfort, with dynamic recreational activities.

  • Annual visitors : 1,000 people
  • Main visitors : all ages
  • Operation method/how to use : chartered yachts (depending on the options selected by the passengers)
  • Trip options : Course A (Sacheon <> Gyeongpo) or Course B (Sacheon <> Jumunjin)
  • Average user fee : 30,000 won/person
  • Main beach : Sacheon
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Canoeing

One of the most popular marine recreational activity for families seen on variety shows is canoeing. It is a safe and fun water sport for people of all ages, and this is why it has become a water recreational activity of choice for many families on vacation. In Sodol, Gangneung, there are a wide variety of canoes available including the traditional type and a transparent type that allows you to observe what’s going on in the sea below.

  • Annual visitors : 3,500 people
  • Main visitors : family vacationers
  • Operation method/how to use : transparent canoe center in Sodol Eochon (Fishing Village) Experience Village
  • User fees : 5,000 won/person
  • Main beach : Sodol
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Kayaking

In Korea, with three coastlines, one of the most popular water recreational activities for youth has got to be kayaking. A large number of elementary, middle and high school students have tried kayaking at the Gangneung Youth Marine Training Center. It’s a fun way to enjoy the beautiful sea and cultivate one’s adventurous spirit and teamwork skills, and this is why kayaking is considered the highlight of youth training.

  • Annual visitors : 30,000 people
  • Main visitors : elementary, middle and high school student groups
  • Operation method/how to use : a training program of the Gangneung Youth Marine Training Center
  • Participation fee : 10,000~20,000 won/person
  • Main beach : Jumunjin
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Boats

If you want to enjoy speed and thrill on water, without receiving any prior lessons or training, then we suggest that you try boating. All you have to do is put on a lifejacket and board the boat, and you will immediately enjoy the thrill of traveling across the sea at full speed. This is why boats are considered as amusement rides on the sea that people of all ages can enjoy with their friends, family or significant other.

  • Annual visitors : 30,000 people
  • Main visitors : all ages
  • Operation method/how to use : mainly used by beach-goers (peak season in the summer)
  • Registered vehicles : 300 (199 motor boats and 101 jet skis)
  • User fees : 20,000~30,000 won/person
  • Main beach : Gyeongpo
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Kiteboarding

Kiteboarding, which will make you as though you are running across the blue sky as you glide over the blue sea, has become a popular marine recreational sporting activity. This is why you can see kiteboarding enthusiasts and club members coming here with their own kiteboarding equipment. Songjeong has hosted the Gangneung Kiteboarding Association Korea Cup six times already, which attests to its status as the ideal place for kiteboarding.

  • Annual visitors : 2,500 people
  • Main visitors : kiteboarding enthusiasts including kiteboarding club members
  • Operation method/how to use : use personal equipment
  • Main event : Gangneung Kiteboarding Association Korea Cup (6 times)
  • Main beach : Songjeong
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Surfing

When you take a look at the blue sea of Gangneung and the moderately high waves, you will automatically think of surfing. People in their 20s and 30s are now visiting Geumjin Beach for a surfing experience. There are clubs and numerous travel agencies that rent out surfboards and provide surfing lessons for beginners, so there is no need to worry even if you are new to surfing.

  • Annual visitors : 10,000 people
  • Main visitors : young people from the Seoul Capital Area and surfing clubs
  • Operation method/how to use : surfboard rentals from a surfing shop and surfing lessons
  • User fees : 50,000~60,000 won/person
  • Main beach : Geumjin