I’m always in the market for something a little different. Luckily, Jeju has plenty of secret spots and artsy enclaves outside the usual sightseeing circuit. Woljeongri Beach in the eastern region, for example, is quite unknown to those who visit the island due to its small size and location. Not to mention, it’s not seen in most tourist books and maps!
But… I was so happy to discover this hidden gem and I’m so happy to share this with you! I just used the hashtag #Jeju on Instagram and stumbled upon an awesome photo of a cafe overlooking the beach (yup, this is how I make my itineraries). I couldn’t understand the caption as it was in pure Korean, but I was able to know the location thanks to the geotag! I then asked my Korean friend to translate it for me. Oh the things I would do just to visit such a great location!
Yes, I know, people usually spend time on the beach when it’s warm, but I reckon that going to the beach when it’s a bit cold and windy can be equally amazing. You won’t have to fight for a spot on the sand – you can take your pick! And obviously, you’re much less likely to get sunburnt. Haha!
Woljeongri is definitely the perfect place to laze around, feel the breeze and the soothing sand against your feet, as well as nibble at some tidbits. The breathtaking views, friendly locals and stylish cafes would make it hard for you to leave. I spotted around eight coffee shops and more cafes were being built. I personally recommend Lowa Cafe and Becoming A Whale Cafe, hands down!