Yesterday, we set out in our car to Guryongpo Beach (구룡포해수욕장) in Pohang. An absolutely gorgeous day. Our drive was about as beautiful as the beach itself. We drove through Korea’s green mountains, passed green rice fields, and through a small village time has forgotten.
The beach scene in Korea feels new, but that is part of the charm. Towns aren’t built around the beach as much as the beach has been carved out of the town. That’s what I love about beaches like Guryongpo. There aren’t any cute coffee shops lining the boardwalk, just old ajummas selling cheap beer for cash only. Luckily, though, ajummas are enterprising women and we got to rent some patio furniture from one for the day. It was perfect.